September 11, 2010

The week that is - 09/05/2010 -09/11/2010

On this day I am thinking about the horrible acts of violence that occur every day. Ones whose date isn't marked, but still the violence takes many victims. I saw this article where a bombing strikes again in Pakistan when half its population is under water last week and then again this week. We can see that vengeance and evil purpose out weighs any compassion. Civil Wars continue and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo rape is a weapon of choice. There is a report from the UN that there were approximately 500 women raped during July and August, I am fairly certain that this continues now. Almost daily in neighborhoods across the US there is a shooting or murder, for some citizens it is like living in a war zone. As my mind drifts I begin to think of the victims of the attack on September 11, 2001; I wonder just how many had immigrated to leave such violence and how many lived in violent neighborhoods here. I also wonder how many of the victims families still struggle in stressful conditions.

Every year we mark this date, while the atrocities continue around us.  Perhaps each day we should mourn for victims of violence. Think of the consequences to humanity and ponder preventive solutions.

2 comments:

Kandeezie said...
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Kandeezie said...

Just wanted to say that I loved your comment here: http://abagond.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/mothers-are-the-reason-there-are-so-many-single-women/#comment-65075

You said it better than I could have. Thank you.