This wasn’t the time to stick your flag in the ground and fly it proudly. Unfortunately and predictably, thats what almost everyone did. It seems we live in a society that thrives on people’s opinions being heard and self righteous, boastful ideals being put on display, more so than prioritizing a basic human trait of sensitivity and humanity.
As if the massacre in Las Vegas wasn’t bad enough, how disgusting of a people have we become when the way the average person reacts is running to their side of the crowd, huddling up and playing follow the leader. Let me explain a little more clearly.
The cowardly, evil acts transpired on the night of Oct. 1 2017, and before Oct. 2nd turned my calendar, every social media or news outlet was filled with people who were attempting to state their case and dig their flag deeper in the ground. The Republicans or people who identify with the “right” attempting to preserve their guns and the rite to have them. The Democrat side of things or people who identify with the “left” rummaging to bash the media for not calling this a ‘terrorist’ attack because the shooter was white.
I’ve never been more embarrassed in my life to call myself a human. Listen, 58 souls died that night and guess what? All of them didn’t side with your political party, all of them didn’t have agendas that leaked out their nose. The majority of them weren’t like you.
All of them most certainly had families. All of them were dads, moms, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, nieces, nephews, cousins. You get the point.
Or do you?
I’m not so sure the average person does anymore. Human’s revolting recital to act like an insensitive blob of thoughtless flesh has proven beyond astounding to me. How did we get here? When mass amounts of innocent people are killed by a madman, and as humans we just use the event as a pawn in our chess game to further agendas.
It’s disgusting, unacceptable and reality.
Do you care so much about what others think about you and your political stances that you gladly will use someone’s disaster as your benefit? These are questions EVERYONE needs to start asking themselves. In an honest, humbling manner. What are we as humans if we walk over dead corpses only to gain ground for our beliefs, political gains, and the idea of false-self fulfillment? The answer is quite simple actually, we’re not humans at all .
I understand there is a perception now that you as a person, are so important. So you flock to social media because you must be heard. But the reality is your not important. These victims are and were and you took their precious last moments and reflection/ respect time to walk all over them and spew your prideful ideals out of your selfish mouths. Is it too much to ask the average person to put aside their own motives and be sensitive to people’s lives and the families of the victims? I fear the answer is an astounding, despicable yes.
To the very few I saw respecting the victims, thank you. You are a light in a very dark place. To the majority who plainly showed zero respect, I would say shame on you, but you obviously lack the ability to feel shame.
Below are the majority of identifiable victim’s names, DOBs, and gender. Please spend some time in prayer or solitude for the families of these souls. To us they are just names, to their loved ones, they are so much more than we could ever imagine:
- Ahlers, Hannah Lassette — 6/2/1983 Female
- Alvarado, Heather Lorraine — 9/20/1982 Female
- Anderson, Dorene — 4/16/1968 Female
- Barnette, Carrie Rae — 12/16/1982 Female
- Beaton, Jack Reginald — 12/10/1962 Male
- Berger, Stephen Richard — 9/30/1973 Male
- Bowers, Candice Ryan — 8/10/1977 Female
- Burditus, Denise — 6/5/1967 Female
- Casey, Sandra — 11/1/1982 Female
- Castilla, Andrea Lee Anna — 9/29/1989 Female
- Cohen, Denise — 8/2/1959 Female
- Davis, Austin William — 6/20/1988 Male
- Day Jr., Thomas — 10/29/1962 Male
- Duarte, Christiana — 8/7/1995 Female
- Etcheber, Stacee Ann — 2/26/1967 Female
- Fraser, Brian S. — 8/20/1978 Male
- Galvan, Keri — 8/20/1986 Female
- Gardner, Dana Leann — 7/6/1965Female
- Gomez, Angela C. — 12/26/1996Female
- Guillen, Rocio — 12/20/1976 Female
- Hartfield, Charleston — 5/16/1983Male
- Hazencomb, Christopher — 9/27/1973 Male
- Irvine, Jennifer Topaz — 6/6/1975 Female
- Kimura, Teresa Nicol — 3/24/1979 Female
- Klymchuk, Jessica — 5/1/1983 Female
- Kreibaum, Carly Anne — 12/9/1983 Female
- LeRocque, Rhonda M. — 8/29/1975 Female
- Link, Victor L. — 9/7/1962 Male
- Mclldoon, Jordan — 10/6/1993 Male
- Meadows, Kelsey Breanne — 6/26/1989 Female
- Medig, Calla-Marie — 8/8/1989 Female
- Melton, James — 8/2/1988 Male
- Mestas, Patricia — 7/25/1950 Female
- Meyer, Austin Cooper — 9/18/1993 Male
- Murfitt, Adrian Allan — 7/5/1982 Male
- Parker, Rachael Kathleen — 12/16/1983 Female
- Parks, Jennifer — 1/18/1981 Female
- Parsons, Carolyn Lee — 12/28/1985 Female
- Patterson, Lisa Marie — 6/26/1971 Female
- Phippen, John Joseph — 10/25/1960 Male
- Ramirez, Melissa V. — 11/29/1990 Female
- Rivera, Jordyn N. — 7/22/1996 Female
- Robbins, Quinton — 3/21/1997 Male
- Robinson, Cameron — 1/1/1989 Male
- Roe, Tara Ann — 9/1/1983 Female
- Romero-Muniz, Lisa — 5/19/1969 Female
- Roybal, Christopher Louis — 10/9/1988 Male
- Schwanbeck, Brett — 1/31/1956 Male
- Schweitzer, Bailey — 4/5/1997 Female
- Shipp, Laura Anne — 5/9/1967 Female
- Silva, Erick — 8/19/1996 Male
- Smith, Susan — 8/24/1964 Female
- Stewart, Brennan Lee — 2/19/1987 Male
- Taylor, Derrick Dean — 9/25/1961 Male
- Tonks, Neysa C. — 7/27/1971 Female
- Vo, Michelle — 1/10/1985 Female
- Von Tillow, Kurt Allen — 12/4/1961 Male
- Wolfe Jr., William W. — 10/15/1974 Male