What a fucked up world we live in. When the time comes to
narrate our lives to future generations about how fucked up our time was, they
will think it was a movie. The things that happen nowadays from Africa to the
Americas require a lot of courage to comprehend. It has gotten so much worse
that literally, sometimes you are afraid to turn your TV on or scroll through
your Facebook timeline because you are not sure what you will find waiting for
you. It is so bad, that I have to prepare mentally to open my Facebook feed
because I am certain that I will end up encountering stuff that makes my heart
stop or skip a beat.
Condolences have become the order of the day. When evil triumphs instead of us taking action, both those who are in power and those who don’t hold such powercompete to see who will give a press briefing first or who will be first to post a consolatory message on social media instead of us taking action to overcome evil. When the ones with power are so scared to take action, it leaves the rest of us with prayers and no wonder prayers have become the best action to take when nasty stuff happens.
I am tired of hearing “let’s remember them in our prayers”, “let’s pray for the victims”, holding another vigil, or worse, signing another petition which will most likely go nowhere. What happened to us facing our challenges and not hiding in things that won’t solve them? How does praying stop evil people? How does praying stop hate? How does praying give a widow back her husband, or more so, replace the dad who was robbed from his kids by a lunatic we were too politically correct to point out. I have no issue with praying, but I guess it’s time to back up our prayers with concrete action by standing up to evil, no matter which form it present itself in order to stop the madness.