What a difference a vacation makes.!!
We went away for a two week vacation and parts of the world erupts in Chaos. Hamas committed acts of terror against the very fabric of our society. People do not comprehend the seriousness of this violence. Women and children slaughtered and taken hostage in a planned act of terror. Then slither back in hiding using their captives as shields of protection until they can emerge and create more chaos. why?
As the world sits quietly by and waits for the expected reaction and retaliation of/ and by the Israelis on the perpetrators and instigators of this atrocity. While we were on our vacation we Toured one of the Concentration camps from WW II. The message was clear. That which must never happen again! I don't know of anyone who want to see another World War,
An estimated total of 70–85 million people perished, or about 3% of the 2.3 billion (est.) people that consisted of the global population in 1940. Deaths directly caused by the war (including military and civilian fatalities) are estimated at 50–56 million, with an additional estimated 19–28 million deaths from war-related disease and famine. Civilian deaths totaled 50–55 million including the members of the Holocaust. Military Deaths from all causes totaled 21–25 million, including deaths in captivity of about 5 million prisoners of war.
Today the global world population today is a little over 8 Billion. The world has grown. To put it in perspective, those same percentages of atrocity would be about 240 million people (240,000,000) would perish should a similar insanity persist today.
Some people are so consumed by their personal confusion or hatred of dissimilar religion, skin tone, nationality, or gender that they endanger the entire world to ensure that their bias is the prevailing authority and rule. I am far from perfect as a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Man, Christian, Human. But, I care about People, our Society, and World. There is a right way and a wrong way to proceed. The wrong way is to pull out my phone and take video of what is going on around me. To report and record with a bias toward endangering others without accountability. To shield oneself with the innocents without regard to the facts or truth.
The next time you see a demonstration or protest, look at the video coverage and see how many people have their phones out on video like they are at a Taylor Swift concert, and just being an observer I would rather hear the story of and from someone you rescued or saved than watch their tragic killing or death.
Stand up to acts of hate and violence and then pleas for compassion and mercy. I am not sure I know the answer or how to respond to that kind of behavior from a loved one or a perceived enemy. Logic tells one practice restraint, another side... inflict punishment and retribution.
Hopefully we have the opportunity to dial back all the negative rhetoric and to seek a peaceful resolution. WE need some leadership here and we are not seeing much of that. I believe we will find a solution for peace and harmony because we can and must. The alternative is the least acceptable solution.... Regardless of your religious affiliation or belief. Please pray for Peace, Leadership, Strength, Compassion, and Moral Clarity.
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