The Daily Prompt is “Jolt”. Very appropriate this morning as I still am trying to come to grips with the tragedy that occurred in Cleveland yesterday. Another senseless tragedy carried out by a lunatic with a gun, and still this is not considered important by the MSM. I suppose that we have to be alerted only when the body count reaches double digits so the “jolt” of the headline will grab our attention. We are oversaturated with information and ill-equipped to handle it.
A “jolt” indicates a violent shaking to upset the status quo. If a lunatic murdering someone live on social media doesn’t “jolt” us, then we are truly lost as a nation. Have we become so jaded to violence that something like this is viewed as a platform for jokes? Apparently that is the case because for all the outpouring of support for the family of the confirmed victim, there are sick individuals out there who find this all nothing more than material for their own failed attempts at comedy or political commentary as well as their thinly disguised racism.
This country needs a “jolt” that consists of empathy and compassion and love for one another rather than the cynical trash that we have become.