Okay…so considering that the world is apparently going to end tomorrow, I thought I’d be somewhat preemptive with a last blog post. 🙂 I have to say, it’s a little funny–the way people are going on about it. There are literally thousands that have been preparing for this so-called “End of Days” for months; years even. Some have been putting together these “survival kits” that contain all the essentials one would need to survive this Apocalypse. It’s a little funny because they can’t possibly know what they’d need–considering no one has lived through an Apocalypse before–or if there’s ever even been one.
As for me, well, I’m kind of half on/half off the whole bandwagon–though I’m not an extremist like those people. Some are even saying that it’s going to be a Zombie Apocalypse–which is pretty far-fetched, if you ask me. Zombies aren’t real people. Apocalypse or not, I really don’t think we’re going around eating each others faces. But then again…stranger things have happened…so who really knows.
Honestly, I don’t know what to believe. I don’t know if the world is going to end tomorrow. Maybe it will. Maybe it won’t. But maybe…maybe it should. I mean, the world is crazy out there. We have tsunamis wiping out thousands, with no warning whatsoever. Hurricanes like Katrina and Sandy that are taking lives and leaving thousands homeless and displaced. Countries waging wars against other countries oceans away. Soldiers–men and women alike–sacrificing their lives because of stupid politics. Terrorists flying planes into buildings and blowing up malls and buses and community centers–killing thousands in the name of some unseen, unproven God…cowards with blood on their hands calling themselves warriors and martyrs in the name of Allah. Right here in the US–this supposed “super nation”–people are killing one another and people are dying every day. We give asylum and harbor illegal immigrants everyday. We house and feed them when so many of our own citizens are starving and sleeping on the streets. Our government gives handouts–hand over fist–to those on welfare that shouldn’t even BE on welfare–individuals that are fully capable of working, but prefer not to. And the worst part is–the money isn’t coming from the government or from the deep pockets of all those politicians on Capital Hill! The money comes from the checks of the good, honest, and hardworking men and women that DON’T sit on their asses everyday watching soaps and who AREN’T popping out kids left and right. I think it’s just great how the government in this country takes pity by handing out these little back-to-school and Christmas bonuses to undeserving families on welfare–when there are men and women working 50-60 hour work-weeks that are still struggling to make ends meet–let alone trying to give their families a good Christmas. It’s mind-boggling to me, it really is–but it’s happening. Every day. What’s even more mind-boggling is that it’s those undeserving people who take advantage of the system that make it even harder for those that ACTUALLY need the help to get assistance. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against the welfare system in general–I just think that there are some serious changes that need to be addressed and made, that’s all.
Unfortunately, the problems don’t stop there. The values of society have been steadily declining for decades…more so recently. I don’t know if it’s a loss of morality, a lack humanity itself, or if we simply just don’t care or give a damn anymore. Whatever the reason…it just keeps getting worse. We have drugs invading our streets and our homes and our schools. We have kids buying designer drugs at lockers in high and elementary schools, between the toll of class bells. In our cities, we have kids–7 and 8 year-olds–joining gangs and running drugs for dealers…and kids dying from those same drugs. We have kids dying in the ghettos from drive-bys…their only crime being that they were in the wrong place, at the wrong time. There are kids dropping out of school and doing nothing with their lives. Hell, we have college graduates flipping burgers, trying to pay off their debts and student loans. The economy is crumbling and the government is raising taxes to fill the deficit on people who are just struggling to get by as it is. Meanwhile, we have CEO’s and politicians getting rich off the misfortune of the poor/working class and living in luxury in their million-dollar mansions. Hell, our country and our people are struggling…and yet, we’re giving billions to other countries and building up THEIR economies.
Millions of people in this country are dying and living with completely treatable diseases, simply for the fact that they can’t afford health care or the drugs that they need. Everyday and all around us, people are dying from so many different types of cancer and there’s nothing we can do. Every year we give billions of dollars to cancer research…with no results. Supposedly, that is. Personally, I think they’ve already found the cure and that they’re just not telling us simply because it’ll bring down all those Pharmaceutical companies that are profiting off the sale of cancer drugs and medication. But that’s just my opinion.
The world is a scary place…and getting scarier by the day. And yet, we choose to still bring children into it. Into this chaos and madness. There’s so much evil that exists in this world and we do nothing about it. The justice system–in this country, especially–is a joke. We let murderers and rapists walk free every day. Free to walk among good, decent people…free to breathe the same air…free to commit and repeat their horrible crimes again and again. We persecute the innocent and the victims, while we protect and defend the guilty.
There are people in this world that shouldn’t even be here…that don’t deserve to live. People like that sick bastard that walked into an elementary school just last week and with no remorse and no regard–took the lives of 26 people. 20 innocent children we gunned down in cold blood and shot point-blank by that murdering bastard. They had their whole lives ahead of them. They could have been anything they wanted to be. They could have made the world a better place. Now they’ll never have that chance. They had their lives stolen from them far too soon. They could have been great…could have been someone or done something amazing. And now–now their little bodies are lying in a box in the ground…their existence erased in the blink of an eye. Now, they are just going to be remembered as the victims of the 2nd most deadliest school massacre in the nation’s history. That’s their legacy…and godknows, it’s just not right. The fact that something like that could happen–that someone could just walk into a school and murder 6 and 7-year-old–it just goes to show how messed up some people in this world are. How cold and cruel and downright evil they can be.
The aftermath of that tragedy–and the way people have chosen to respond to it–is both disheartening and disgusting. Families of the victims are suffering and grieving right now–and the media is asking for interviews and sound bits for their evening broadcast. I knew it’s just how the news works, but that doesn’t make it right. That 26 people were killed–no longer seems to matter. It’s only a been a week and already people have turned the focus on the gun control debate…blaming what happened that day on the loopholes of state and federal gun laws. What people fail to realize and accept, is that it’s not the guns or the laws that are the problem. The problem lies with society; with people themselves; and the evil darkness that lurks within them. In a way, we let these horrible things happen. We let people get away with lesser crimes, allowing them to work up to worse ones. We allow people like the Sandy Hook shooter to get their sick ideas and all the information they could possibly need to carry out such a horrific act–right from the Internet. I’m all for privacy and whatnot–but not when it comes to things like this. This country has satellites and the technology to practically see into people homes…and yet we can’t monitor tip-sites or restrict the illegal sale of protective/military gear.
What happened in that school last week should have never happened. In my opinion, it could have been prevented. That’s what I believe. Now that information is being brought to light about the shooter–there were signs. Friends of the family and of the gunman’s mother are saying that the mother was aware that something wasn’t right with her son–and was reportedly considering having him committed. Granted, I don’t think she or those people could have known how evil his intentions were, let alone know that he’d do what he did, but still. There had to have been some signs…something. I mean, a person doesn’t just snap like that. A person doesn’t just wake up one morning and say “oh, I think I’ll kill my mother and then go shoot up an elementary school and kill 20 1st graders and 6 teachers today.” No, a person doesn’t just do that. And neither did the gunman. Investigators have already found evidence that blows that whole “he just snapped” theory right to hell–proving in fact that this was a planned, premeditated attack. It seems strange to me that no one picked up on what he was doing. It sounds mean, but I’m struggling to find sympathy for the gunman’s mother. I mean, naturally, I think it’s horrible and unfortunate that she was murdered–and by her own son, no less–but I can’t help but wonder what the hell she was thinking keeping all those weapons and ammunition in her home with a son that she herself feared was “losing touch with reality.” I get that people have some strange collecting hobbies…but guns? Why would anyone want to collect guns? Or the better question I think would be is why keep the bullets and ammunition WITH the guns? I don’t know if it’s true, but I remember reading somewhere that the mother was actually one of those apocalyptic nuts–and so that’s why she was stocking up with weapons and heavy artillery. For all we know, she could have been just as crazy as the psychologists are saying the gunman–her son–was. Who knows.
Anyhow…all those things considering, maybe it’s best that the world DOES end. I mean, if it’s this bad now–this screwed up–then I don’t even want to imagine what it’ll be like in a few years or ten or twenty. It’s not a really optimistic to thing to say…but I have a feeling it’s only going to get worse, as time goes by. I can’t speak for the rest of the world obviously, but I sure as hell don’t want to live in a world that has the potential to be worse than this one we’re living in. So in that regard…what the hell…BRING ON THE APOCALYPSE… 🙂