Today a national tragedy occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Innocent people, children, were killed. Who among us is not disgusted at the thought of this monster who did this violence.
As a father of three school age children, my whole heart, my prayers, and my thoughts are with the families and friends of all of the innocent victims of this senseless tragedy.
The rise of extreme murderous violence is among us and we must all raise our awareness of this deadly risk to our humanity. There are more gun magazines than any other subject, topic or hobby at many grocery and drug stores across America.
We are out of control and it appears it is only going to continue to get worse. Our society has become addicted to, as Carlo Strenger would call it, the global infotainment system with all its quick fix media that is turning many into thoughtless animals.
It is high time we return to our fundamental values of caring for one another, including that kid down the street that seems to be off. We all need to watch out for each other. Perhaps our greatest achievements as human beings can be our attention, caring and love for others. Let us begin again. Let us work a new trend, one toward safety, security and more peace in our streets and neighborhoods.
Our personal actions must begin at once. A small act, one of kindness, concern, love or support for another person in need can ripple through our communities. A process that may join with other similar minded people connecting us toward a higher purpose: the health, safety and security of all mankind.
Today, Friday, December 14, 2012 will forever mark a senseless human tragedy. It should never be forgotten. This terrible event must mark the moment where we decide to pivot, take action, and all work together to watch what is going on and really think about how to attend to, care for, and love another. Our actions will be the only measure of how much we care.