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Yet again

By Robin Dearing

The bombs in Boston were set by people to hurt other human beings who were out just trying to run a race. The children and teachers at Sandy Hook were just going through their school day and they were shot down by another person, another human being. A gunman shot people, human beings, sitting in a movie theater. I could go on and list all these events, but it boils down to people, human beings, attacking each other. Like it or not, we live in a war zone.

I tell my daughter to not worry, we are safe here. But we’re not. We’re at war with an enemy we can’t identify because the enemy is us. Anyone of us might be planning a similar attack. People, human beings, just like us, will die and be wounded. It will happen again.

I wish I had an “unless” to add to that last statement, but there is no “unless.” We will continue to terrorize, hurt and kill each other. It’s not because of guns or religion or politics or because someone was bullied in school.

It’s because we hate.

We as a species on this planet attack each other because we hate. Oh, there is always some justification why these things happen. But I’ve never heard of an attack done by someone who just loved people so much they just had to blow them to pieces.

There’s never been a time when human beings weren’t killing each other.

Oh, we like to pretend that we have evolved. But I don’t see it.

So what do we do? How do we prevent this from happening again? I have no idea except maybe hate less. Yes, that seems ridiculously simplistic, but it’s what I can do.


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