This is another pictureless post but 'normal' blogging will resume as soon as I get this off my chest! We often hear on the news about the downfall of modern society, about the recklessness of youths today and the fact that we are not empowered to do anything about increasing anti-social behaviour.
I was listening to a news bulletin the other day on the radio. The newsreader reported that a woman had been found lying in the street with head injuries and her hand cut off. He then went on to report other news. 'Hand cut off, hand cut off' I kept repeating to myself over and over again in disbelief. I was SHOCKED!!! I was also shocked that it was reported in a manner that was equivalent to saying its a bit windy outside or the M25 is busy southbound.
I personally think that a lot of trouble that happens today is because we are not SHOCKED enough! We have become immune to atrocities and seem to lack humanity. I think this news story should have been shouted from the rooftops with condemnation for this horrific act of violence, from those in power. Politicians are often asked their opinion on who they think should win the X-Factor or their opinion on Susan Boyle etc and not asked their opinion on things that really count.
I apologise that this post is not a happy post but I sincerely hope that you too were SHOCKED by the story above. We need to be SHOCKED by stories such as these and not become as thick skinned as not to care. It was reported that she had been on her way home from work to pick up her two boys aged 8 and 9. She died as a result of her injuries.