So many thoughts swirling through my head, as the world experiences random deadly actions by a few who are determined to foster a fear that will crush compassion.
These Terrorist attacks are successful mostly because of the 24/7 blabbering of far to many with nothing important to say – Just a desire to fill the airwaves and print media with speculation and exaggeration in hopes that something they say will be noticed, quoted or tweeted!
Calls for more war and additional loss of freedoms as secret, unsupervised national organizations spy on and collect information on every citizen is today’s modus operandi.
It is just a matter of time before the threat against Washington, DC is carried out. How do you stop crazed and brainwashed people willing to blow themselves up? You can’t!
I tried to plan research trips such that I could stop in the Senate Dining Room on the way to the Library. You just needed to know where it was and a Capitol guard/guide had shown me early in my freshman year. I could, without any interference or security hurdles, just stop in the Senate dining room for lunch — Senators and staff eating at surrounding tables. No one concerned about who I was or why I was there. The bean soup was a favorite.
I am blessed to have loved and enjoyed this great city, this symbol of our Country, back when it really did belong to the people.