Repulsed and outraged by the tragic events in Nice, and the relentless onslaught of senseless massacres and mayhem reeking unimaginable levels of panic and paranoia around the globe, I am heart-stricken and beyond bewilderment.
To complicate and make matters worse, I awaken this morning, only to discover that in my short 24 hour respite from all ties to the outside world, there has been a bloody and deadly botched military attempt to overthrow the legitimate Turkish government currently in power. In a related developing story, reportedly, more than a hundred people lay dead and upwards of a 1000 left injured in its aftermath. This is yet another poignant strike against any illusion of potential world peace and stability.
In light of the incredible technological and scientific strides developing around the globe to "supposedly" make our lives easier, safer and more secure, it appears that our emotional and mental health and well being cannot adequately cope with the impervious images of the never-ending death and mayhem that currently surround us; afflicting so many of our brothers and sisters.
As a result, as well as the vast majority of you, I am puzzled and disoriented as a simple, humble, kind and caring human being. The imposing question is simply why? Why are we unable to individually and collectively respect and appreciate each other, regardless of gender, color, age, and/or ethnicity? Why?