Yesterday, a terrible event took place in the streets of Paris. Several terrorists launched a series of attacks on innocent people, in an effort to destabilize the country of France. There is really not much that can be said about such a disposable act, and there doesn’t seem to be much of a way to predict or prevent these horrible things from happening, but every country needs to band together to try and stop terrorism at its root. It is hard to pinpoint the cause of radicalization, but something must be done to end the shedding of innocent blood. The attacks of yesterday show that humanity has a long way to go as a race. It is a shame that this world is becoming such that people can not enjoy a walk in the park or a ball game without looking over their shoulders, but we must continue to live as normal to show terrorist that we are not afraid. The resolve of France is strong, and the people of this planet will continue to help each other get through terrible tragedies such as this one. I know it has been said by many, but today we all stand with France against the travesty of terrorism. I am sure that one day we will all be free from the lunatics that wish to bring chaos into the lives of everyday people once and for all.
Politics has blotted out the existence of compassion and common decency in this country. The U.S. has a huge problem when it comes to doling out proper blame for a terrible situation. Yesterday, there was a terrible terrorist attack committed in a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Nine people were killed by a horrible person who obviously wanted to bring fear and destruction into what is supposed to be a peaceful place, but all the media wants to talk about is mental health and gun control. I have an opinion on the issues this tragedy brings forth, but I don’t think now is the time to talk about those issues. A person who committed this awful act will be turned into a poster boy for why we need more psychiatrists or less guns, but this man is a killer and a terrorist. Politicians need to stop trying to play sides on these issues, when we have a clear threat to the people of this nation who is being label as just a misguided soul who should not have been sold a gun. I understand that there are plenty of people in this country with various mental health illnesses, but I think that conversation should be ongoing, rather than used as a go to excuse anytime a criminal acts dangerously. The tragedy in Charleston should be a wake up call to politicians and the media, we need to look at the problem and work on a solution, instead of pushing political platforms. The country must come together as one to pray and show support for the city of Charleston, and the families who have lost loved ones. Politicians are way too focused on votes, and in a time like this I would love to see some humanity as we try to understand what exactly is happening in this country.