08 January, 2011
Given the events of the day, I am thinking a lil' road trip on the blue highways out into the cold broad sky and sleeping land might give me some perspective. I need to walk this ugly madness out of my being and seek clarity.
Heroes are rarely known, recognized. Madmen are... Fame and flame in madness. Its a crazy culture.
One shot kills a judge. Another has completely altered the life of a true civil servant. One more cuts short the life of a 9 year old child.
That it has happened here in the U.S. makes it "NEWS". That it happens every frikken day in the Middle East, in the Sudan, in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan is no longer "news". That literally thousands of police, public servants and innocents have been brutally murdered in the drug cartel wars a mere few hundred miles south has no meaning?!?!?
Decapitations and brutal mutilations, assassinations and wholesale murder are a daily occurrence in Mexico, the horn of Africa and the Muslim controlled Middle East, while our own citizens, young men and women, choose to stand in harms way to protect us.
It is all insane.
Putting it into perspective, cold as it may seem.........We have become what we fought for damn near 300 years to NOT be.
Might be time to get on our knees and ask the good Lord how we can change.