It's amazing what your mind thinks about when you should be asleep. Sometimes mine goes off on a scrapbook tangent, thinking about sketches and layout designs. But other times, I find myself wondering about humanity. And what the hell is wrong with it!!! I've bitten my tongue on sooooo many subjects, but I refuse to do so any more. This is MY BLOG, and yes, it is largely scrapbook related, but it is also a record for my memories, thoughts, and family life. So from now on, if I have thoughts on a topic that I would like to share, I will. If you don't like what I have to say, guess what? I am completely fine with that. You can either take it in your stride as an educated adult, or you can click on the "x" box and move on.
Unless we all learn to speak up and take a stand, the world WILL NOT CHANGE. This is a blog which allows me to have my voice. And I will have my voice, even if it is only a small audience. I am tired of the media, society and government, telling me (and the world) what is normal, how to think, and how to act. I have a mind of my own, and can think for myself. And no, I probably don't agree with much of society's mainstream thinking.
I don't believe that we are civilized at all. This is the 21st century, and we still behave like savages. Seriously, in what world is is normal to shoot a 14 year old girl because she spoke up for her rights to have an education. She is 14. She is a child. Yet men (yes, grown men who claim they are civilized) still shot her. Are you kidding me? That is about as sick as it gets. Actually, that's not true...
Here's another story from Las Vegas. I stumbled upon this on a friend's Facebook Profile. I was left speechless and nauseous. This is what I read:
"Local news, a pair of 11 year old boys pelted a cat with rocks while giving birth to kittens. All the kittens died...so far, I've heard a fine of a few hundred dollars, they were arrested yesterday and I think their names will not be released. this was in Vegas..." Vivian Sung Soon Keh.
Seriously? For me, this is just beyond comprehension. I cannot fathom what is wrong (in anyone's brain) to be able to do this to any creature. Is it a genetic thing? Is it related to a person's DNA? Are there pieces of their brain that are actually missing or faulty? And to think there are people is this world who think this is completely acceptable. I honestly don't think I want to live in this world any more, if this is what we find permissable. I don't want historians looking back on the 21st century in a few thousand years and saying "this was a society that tortured animals, raped women and children, and had no respect for any living thing". That is NOT the legacy I want to leave behind.
No, I don't have all the answers. But I sure as hell am not going to sit back any longer and be part of the reason this is allowed to happen. A passive by-stander who watches on, is just as guilty as those committing the crime.
Enough is enough.
And yes, there will be more posts like this in the future.
I'm going to do whatever it takes to start making a change.
Don't be too proud people - this is definitely NOT a civilized world that we live in.