Another Day, Another Shooting

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Nothing fazes, disturbs or shocks us anymore. We have become lethargic, exhausted and apathetic toward the shooting of the day -- whatever, wherever, or whoever, that might involve or affect. It is an expected daily occurrence

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER SHOOTING

By Al Garcia

Nothing fazes, disturbs or shocks us anymore.  We have become lethargic, exhausted and apathetic toward the shooting of the day -- whatever, wherever, or whoever, that might involve or affect.  It is an expected daily occurrence.  Only the main characters and the names change, and the locations vary, but the outcome is always the same – death, in all its vulgar glory and obscene clarity, whether of one or of many.

And we all sit back in a profane state of acceptance and acknowledgement that this is now simply a part of our daily lives.  And, in an irreverent attempt at showing a modicum of compassion or empathy, we send our thoughts and our prayers to those involved or affected, and then, our lives continue without a second thought.

Our imitation of outraged emotion almost down to perfection.  Even our physical revulsion almost believable, but not quite authentic.  For we have learned too well the art of deceiving and misleading.  And, as a result, we have become unwilling participants in the daily tragedies that attract and entice our morbid and macabre human curiosity. 

Another day, another shooting.  This time, how many men, women or children?  Was the shooter another loner, fascinated by weapons and by their ability to control the destiny of others, or was it a failed attempt by police at apprehension, or simply an accidental execution?  This time, how many police were put on administrative leave or fired for stepping over the blue line of acceptability?

Day in and day out.  The killings and the carnage never ceases.  The blame and excuses replicas of the day before and of the lives lost before.  And we just sit back, as if in dismay, and sigh and lament once again, the outrage and the senselessness.  

Another day, another shooting.  Nothing fazes, disturbs or shocks us anymore.  We have become lethargic, exhausted and apathetic, to the point of no longer caring about the nobility, the stability or the viability of maintaining the character and honor that we once envisioned America to have.

The chaos and disharmony across our land has exhausted us and beaten us.  Our very leaders have disgraced us, and continue to shame us. 

It is simply another day in America, as we wait for the last shot to be fired.


Submitted: May 24, 2021

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