Monday, August 8, 2011

BEDA Day Eight: I'm not very good at throwing in change. Or catching it. Pretty much just picking it up off the floor.

There's some huge things going on, and I figured I'd throw my two cents in.

The London riots are horrifying. I can't believe it's still going on. Young, angry people have taken a situation and exploded it, turning it into a chance to steal Wii's and X-Boxs. Innocent people are terrified for their lives, trying to hide in their homes and businesses, only to have those being burnt to the ground. I have the BBC news stream open and it's truly shaking to see all of this happen. Like, this is actually happening. This is the wrong way to go about accomplishing anything; this is pure destruction just for the sake of destruction. People are dying, lives are being destroyed, for utterly no reason at all. Who knows when all of these people will decide that they're done doing this? I mean, do they really expect they'll just be able to go home and play their Playstations after having just burnt down half the neighborhood? How can they live with themselves?

Why is it so difficult to be nice? Why can't people just help each other as human beings? All of this shit seriously needs to stop. I don't know what to do about it, but something good needs to be done. That's the mob-mentality, though, isn't it? Once they get the violence down in one area, another area goes up into flames. All of the people that I know of over there aren't in any of the targeted areas, but I can't even imagine the worry and concern of everyone there and here.

My thoughts and prayers are with anyone affected. <3

2 comments:

  1. i feel really low and self-absorbed because i honestly didn't know about this. i read something about it on facebook, but really didn't look into it. I NEED to start paying attention to the things around me.

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  2. It's difficult to be nice because people aren't nice. :/

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