Walking with the Alligators

Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator

June 5, 2012

A Tragic Trio: Ignorance, Evil, Cruelty

Reading the story below yesterday nearly broke my heart.
Those of you who read this Blog regularly already know
Our Sweet Harriet
about our own sweet Gopher Tortoise, Harriet.
At some point in our history as a Race or Species, we simply
must start taking at least a little of the responsibility for
the kind of people who do these horrific things.
These three boy/men were not hatched in a biology lab somewhere.
They were born, they had parents and at some point, must have gone
to school, had friends and been a part of our society.
They are not the first to commit these kinds of hideous acts,
nor will they be the last.
Evil has been with us from the very beginning.
Sadly, with the wired world we now live in, news like this travels globally in nano seconds.
These disturbed young men belong to all of us, their crimes are on all of us.
Somewhere, somehow, we missed something we should not have with all three of them.
If we turn away from desperate need in others, we are part of the problem.
As for the tortured creatures whose lives they ended, I need to believe
that they are now in a better, safer, happier place.

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