Submitted by Hamilton Hill
Every year at this time we who share space this side of the equator find ourselves not only dreaming of, but wishing for a white Christmas. Though not a dream and certainly not a wish, a white Christmas is ours this year. Twenty tiny white caskets tell us so. Twenty tiny white caskets tell the story of a people too blind to see. Too blind to see that the purse strings of lobbyists make puppets of politicians, who in turn make empty promises to the people they claim to serve. When four hands and two sick minds sent six young souls to eternity, that was my Barbados, and it tugged at my heart strings. Sandy Hook has ripped that very heart out.
Like all kids that age they believed us when we told them that Santa Claus comes down the chimney. In childish anticipation they awaited the arrival of Kris Kringle. Instead Jason Krueger came calling at their front door. Cut down even before they had started to grow, dead already even though they had just begun to live. All in the name of the right to carry. We talk about rights but when will we talk about responsibility? Yes the second amendment afforded Mrs.Lanza the right to have four guns but how responsible could she have been to have them accessible to a son with a myriad of psychological challenges? As tempted as I am to speak to her demise let me not. Let me pose this question. Why is there a need for any civilian to own an assault weapon? Why is it legal for them to do so?
The puppets that are guided by the almighty dollar are best suited to provide answers to the above. It is ironic to note that most of those who have stood in the way of meaningful gun control laws, are the very ones that steadfastly oppose a woman’s right to choose. Simply put they would have defended the right of every one of these kids to live, had their mothers sought to abort them before birth, but a different agenda now obtains. Their actions say so.
$$$$…the driving factor in our world. That’s why we say nothing while they do their do. $$$$…it shattered the sanctity that Sandy Hook sought to provide.$$$$ … it bought the assault on adolescent innocence the world now talks about.$$$$ … how much of it, do you think it would take to appease those twenty mothers, those twenty fathers as they watch helplessly as twenty tiny white caskets make that final journey?
Its not a dream nor is it a wish. Its just a white Christmas no one will soon forget.