My jagged ripped-in-half heart aches. My thoughts, your thoughts, our thoughts all filtered through the same dust mote filled air ...
This morning I heard audio and saw video of the barricades being removed from our state capitol because they were installed "only" for the governor's inauguration. Yet, there are verified threats of violence predicted for the next week. So what?
And in the nation's capitol, after a domestic terrorist attack, officials are refusing to go through metal detectors?! The Capitol Police are standing by looking helpless as to what to do?! Metal detectors? SO WHAT!
I said this a long time ago when I taught preschool. My room was housed in a middle school. I witnessed inconsistent accounatblity, lack of consequences, and infractions overlooked when students AND teachers broke rules.
Someone passed out handbooks on conduct. The whole attitude was a huge collective shrug. SO WHAT!
When many federal, state, and local officials neglected to impose a mask mandate, and a few mayors broke rank and did insist, opposers refused. Mandate? So what?!
So covid deaths are rampant. That is what!
Arrogance, apathy, helplessness. Rules? So what?!
Until there are consequences to actions and words, and enforcement of rules and laws ...
I pray for peace.
Thank you for your comments. I am a firm believer and know this is out of my control and God is in charge. I just needed to sound off.