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Bang ! Bang ! Do You Hear Me Now?!
by Leah Sellers
2011-01-11 09:27:00
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No, Jared Loughner, Humanity does not Hear you now.  We Hear the wailing and crying of Arizona’s state representative Gabrielle Giffords’ loved ones, colleagues, constituents and admirers.  We Hear the wailing and crying of the once, active and thriving Citizens you mercilessly gunned down - killed, maimed and wounded.

No, Jared Loughner, Humanity does not hear you now.  We Hear the explosion of your Glock 19 as you entered a public area and viewed it as an extension of your favorite violent video or computer game, your own personal turkey shoot.  A Mindless, indoctrinated Automaton created by our culture’s (and your inner) confusion and misdirection.

When We, the American and Global Peoples of the World, see your infamous picture on boob tube and computer screens, We do not see You, Jared Loughner. We see shattered bone and blood spray.  Positive Energy and Calls toward Thoughtful and Meaningful Action now in disarray.  So much organic refuse left in medical trash bags, body bags, and surgical trays.

Bang !  Bang !  Life Lights snuffed out or forever altered over One Young Man’s (who wrongfully thought himself to represent some Nameless Many) Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Fury and Chaos.

Yes, Humanity could point the Blaming Finger for your Violent Actions at he Radio and Television Shock Jocks.  We could poo-poo all of the vitriolic and manipulative rhetoric and fear mongering within the Airwaves and Pictal Images of our Planet which circle in and out of outer spaces and inner spaces every nano-second of every day.  We could say that anyone you heard say, ‘We’ll use bullets if the ballots don’t work’ lured you into the darker portals of your Mindscape.

Yes, Jared Loughner, We could all find Excuses and Explanations for the What’s, Why’s and Wherefore’s of your murderous Actions.  People murder one another every day for a myriad of reasons.  They even go to War to murder one another for this Reason or that reason (or to just outright control the population).  But there are always Consequences (intended and unintended) for Our Actions - for your Actions - for the Actions and Reactions of World Violence.

You, Jared Loughner, remind Us that the Words We Choose to Use really do Matter.  That words Create and Evoke Energy.  Positive, Constructive Energy or Negative, Destructive Energy.

You made your Voice a Bullet.  An instrument of Death and Mayhem.  A Voice of Nihilism and Impotence.

Living and Expressing Life, no matter how difficult or arduous that Journey may be, gives each Individual Potency - gives each Individual a Unique Soul Song to Sing within the Rhythmical Dance - the Oceanic Ebb and Flow of Life.

You, Jared Loughner, stole and/or altered that Soul Song from adult and child Citizens alike.  You even stole and altered your own Soul Song, Jared Loughner.  You deserve no Mercy.

In the best of World’s, You, Jared Loughner, should spend the rest of your Life in Solitary Confinement listening to, and absorbing, the recorded wailings, crying, thoughts and feelings of all of the Loved Ones of All of your victims twenty four hours every day and night.

In a world full of Terrorists, you decided to become one.  One too many.  All Terrorists are one too many.

In order to create a ’more perfect union’ - a more perfect World - Humanity needs the attributes of Civility, Mutual Respect, Courtesy, Responsibility towards and Consideration of one another’s Welfare and Wellbeing, and  Compassionate Action.  We need Civil Discourse and Civil Disobedience.  Not Terrorism and Violence.

Bang ! Bang !  Do You hear Me Now ?!

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Emanuel Paparella2011-01-11 15:20:58
Yesterday we heard from outer space a message from the brother in law of US representative Gabrielle Gifford (her husband’s twin brother. He said that the earth looks like a beautiful jewel from out there but the view is deceptive.

When I heard that statement it occurred to me that indeed only man of all the animals in God’s creation, drinks when he is not thirsty, eats when he is not hungry, talks when he has nothing to say and soils his own beautiful nest. It also brought me back to another man who said something veru similar some 700 years ago, Dante. He was no astronaut but he was a poet and a good one, and in his imagination he goes to the moon and sees the earth just the way our astronauts have seen it and admires its sheer beauty and then exclaims: “e vidi quell’aiuola the ci fa tanto selvaggi,” which is translatable as “and I saw that flower-bed that makes us such savages.” Indeed Leah, unless we manage to recognize God’s beauty and goodness as displayed and expressed by Nature, we will ultimately inherit the whirlwing, our petty ugly savagery.

Emanuel Paparella2011-01-11 15:23:24
Errata: very; whirlwind.

Thanos2011-01-11 22:35:29
I'm afraid these "bang! bang!" sounds are too loud and too scary and the Atlantic hasn't stopped the sound.

Emanuel Paparella2011-01-12 04:01:27
Indeed Thanos, in America today we have 9 guns for every ten Americans. It's alsmost as if you do not have a gun you are not fully American. We are drawning in guns. Meanwhile the ARA continues with its mantra that is not guns which kill people but it is people who kill people and guns have nothing to do with the butchery by the millions that we have seen over the last decade. Indeed, thoe who live by the gun, die by the gun. It is a proven statistic that those who have guns in their homes are more likely to die by a gun than those who don't have any. I don't think it has sunk in yet.

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