I am sorry. As one of the about 7 500 000 000 human beings living right now, I am sorry. I will not appologize for the about 7 499 999 999 others, just in case you decide to punish me for us all, but believe me, I don’t feel too proud to be part of the gang.
When I woke up this morning, I learned about the tragic events in Las Vegas. It’s not the first time one of us fucks up (excuse my French), and it most certainly isn’t the worst we’ve done so far. Unfortunately.
We’ve become pretty good at killing each other for no valuable reason. We’ve been doing it for ages, and we have become quite creative about it. I know that we’re pretty much the only living specie on Earth, killing others of our own kind, and that’s not something to be proud of.
I think our so-called superior intelligence has gone to our heads. We feed on power, or at least the feeling that we have some over others. We crave to be the king of the mountain, and will spare no means to get there.
Often in the news, we hear that people doing things like what happened in Las Vegas are lone wolves. For one, I think that is insulting towards wolves. And though these people act on their own, there are far too many of them to just close our eyes and think “yeah, well… what can we do anyway??”
I say “we”, even if I don’t share the hate these people have in their hearts. I say “we”, even if I don’t want to rule the world or have my 15 minutes of fame. I say “we” because these people are people too. And as much as I disagree with them, they are not aliens, or monsters of another specie that is terrorizing ours.
Just yesterday, they were other people’s fathers, brothers, spouses… And that is what’s terrifying about them. And Life, I feel sorry that more and more of us feel the need to spread suffering and death around them.
Mother Nature is already a handful, if you ask me… Why don’t we cut ourselves a little slack, right?
The day is ending now, in my part of the world, and I am a little discouraged, to say the least. Discouraged, and sorry.
Please remember the good souls when you prepare for tomorrow. There are a lot of those too, among us. There’s a lot of good in the hearts of us humans… I just hope it outbeats the darkness of the desperate, sooner than later.
Sooner, than too late.