I found the picture below and I just saw two dead men, probably about my age. And because I was born with a functioning heart, I felt bad. Then I read the caption, and I took another look at the picture, and automatically I thought, "They got what they deserved."
How quickly we turn from empathy to apathy. Even glee.
And I'm sorry for putting up this horrible picture. But after you look or turn away from this image, realize that when we talk about war or operations or whatever they decide to call this thing, we're talking about people with dislocated limbs and burned faces. We're talking about the horror we ignore when instead we deal with who's right and who's wrong.
Our stupid opinions.
And we can see dead bodies and say, "They had it coming," but that's just our all too human brain shielding our souls from the horror of this picture, stopping us from seeing the horrors of our own inaction. How easy it is, when given a comfortable context, to know horror exists and simply not care.
I'm just dealing with my own demons here. Don't worry about it. And as promised...
Next time on this corner of the internet, a video of a cute and innocent baby who really tries to talk and understand the world. A baby who will one day see this picture and ask me to explain.