Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket! On a very dark day in our nation’s history, I bid you and yours a fair adieu, as I am writing this on the eve of yet another snow storm headed to the little town of Osterville. I just spent the last 24 hours watching a combination of the nation’s leading talk shows, ABC’s “This Week, with Christiane Amanpour”, along with the very excellent David Gregory’s post at “Meet the Press”, not to mention today’s installment of “Morning Joe”, on MSNBC, where I listened to the host’s speak to the pain and anger WE ALL FEEL towards what occurred on that tragic day this past week end in Tuscon, Arizona. I want to say, loudly and clearly, on this “blog”, seacapecod.net, that I was wrong in saying what I said yesterday, not completely in content, but in timing. For we cannot see into this boy’s soul and know what he was thinking, who motivated him, what political party, or news organization, no, we cannot know what his mind was thinking, or moreover, what was in his heart. However, I brought that information up for one reason and one reason only–if we don’t take a hold of this tragedy and see what good may come out of it, we have lost an opportunity to grow back together as a people–one nation, under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and JUSTICE for ALL. For we all know that we live in a world, especially in this country, where the attention span is less than that of a two year old, and thus, WE, as a collective people, need to take that step back and ask some FUNDAMENTAL questions immediately, ask what we are doing when we continually de-humanize people, infuse anger/paranoia and then are surprised when they act out their frustrations in the form of a Glock 9 millimeter, taking innocent lives and destroying the lives of those who are left behind. This is no time, and I agree with Mr. Joe Scarborough, on this one, for cheap political points, and it is not up to me to decide whether or not cross hairs on a political map had anything to do with this horrible mess. Only the shooter and GOD really know that answer. So, my deepest apologies to those I may have offended, for it was not my intention to “score” political touchdowns on the day after six people died, thirteen people were injured and a country was brought to a virtual standstill because of the actions of a literal boy who was deeply disturbed and should not have been given the right to buy a gun. I hope you all have a nice day and may GOD, creative intelligence or whatever is truly running this ship bring you and yours, especially the families who have lost loved one’s in this national tragedy, and, moreover, the great congresswoman from Tuscon… may that light bring you peace, love and solace on this very dark Monday morning indeed. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
January 10, 2011
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