This week...

This week marks another epic milestone in the America's private war.
This week there are candlelight vigils and funerals.
This week there are discussions and debate.
This week there is name calling and disgust.
This week is another week in America.

This week isn't the time to talk how we stigmatize mental health.
This week isn't the time to talk about gun control.
This week isn't the time to have an honest conversation about what the hell we are doing to ourselves as a society.

This week we send thoughts and prayers.
This week we offer platitudes.
This week we change our profile photos.
This week we "Pray for Las Vegas."
This week we thank the Universe it wasn't us.

This week nothing will change.

Next week we start the cycle again.

Artist unknown. A Google search of the image was unable to produce the name of the artist or original source. Too bad, this is quite powerful.

Artist unknown.
A Google search of the image was unable to produce the name of the artist or original source. Too bad, this is quite powerful.

If the Mandalay Bay hotel had caught fire and 58 people died and 500+ people were injured trying to escape, America would be having a discussion about how to make hotels safer.
If 58 people at the concert had died and 500+ people went to the hospital due to food poisoning, America would be having a conversation about how to make food safer.
If a gas tanker accident on I-15, the freeway that runs through Las Vegas, had killed 58 people and injured 500+, there would be demands to make our roads safer.
It is not "political" to demand that lawmakers take steps to reduce deaths from gun violence any more than it is "political" to demand better fire codes, stricter food inspections, and safer roads. ~ Unknown