“Life’s journey is not to
arrive at the grave safely
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totally used up and worn out, shouting
‘…man,what a ride!’
George Carlin”—Got this quote from Greg, a fellow fly fisherman, Rooster hunter I met on the beach.
It sums up what we do.
I would add, skid in sideways, with a couple of rolls and a face plant!
Most people would never dream of touting around the dismembered bodies of White American and European kids after a mass shooting. Did you see that for Virginia Tech students? How about Columbine? Perhaps Newton?
Why? Because there’s reverence for their privacy and sympathy is innately felt,…
I guess I’m not most people. Respect for this post and reposts, and I’m sorry if dead Palestinian kids are soiling your self-absorbed dashboards, but you all need to fucking wake up! Someone should have flooded the media with gruesome pics of those dead Newton school children, and by the way, those children represented many ethnicities. Westerns prefer not to see the ugliness of the world, especially the grisly bits, but perhaps we need to? Maybe then we would not be able to sweep injustice under the carpet so easily, and ignore the problem. Did ya notice any gun reform result from any of these mass shootings? I have lived in the Middle East the past twelve years and cannot pick up a paper without seeing dead Palestinian children. Seeing these images day in and day out keeps the plight of these oppressed people in the forefront of my mind and heart. How can we ever hope to find peace and justice when we hide the ugliness of war and the death of innocent children? Images of beaten and slain civil rights workers changed America’s attitude in the sixties. Imagines of the Vietnam war turned Americans against that war. Why do you think the Bush administration worked so hard to suppress images of dead soldiers and brought them home only under cover of darkness? Because governments know very well the power of images. Americans and the world need to see these images on the internet, television, newspapers, at the dinner table, in the subway, and on your precious social media platforms..the good struggle continues.