We have to have a moment of silence. I did it out of respect. The truth is, I don’t even know the use of these little moments. Is it prayer perhaps? It can’t be. I’ll document myself on that later but right now, I’ll keep my mind on the victims. The innocent people that lost their lives in such a brutal way. The headmaster said an old pupil is in a comma, pray for him! Pray? Is God even listening? If he is, why would he listen to me? This isn’t about me, it’s about the victims! Think of them and their loved ones. How terrible this should be… so terrible.. Oh God, please,…
For the first time since yesterday, I felt something about these attacks. As all these thoughts were flooding my head, I slowly sunk in an ocean of sadness. I will probably never completely understand why and how the world has gotten here but what frustrates me the most is all we can do is just sit and watch. That’s all it seems like we’re doing. While the police is busy looking for the third suspect and trying to identify the corpses, they are probably plotting. If only it was as simple as typing ‘how to stop ISIS’ on Google and finding a Youtube tutorial.
Politicians and specialists are sitting around tables blaming it on lack of integration and education. Others claiming that western countries should have never accepted migrants in the first place. It is turning into a ethnic and/or religious war when we all know that’s not what it is but hey, we have to blame someone, right? Why are there so many of them in Molenbeek? Why do they feel so comfortable in Belgium? It has to be Belgium’s fault! If we had done this or that, this wouldn’t have happened. Why are we sitting around pointing fingers instead of fixing the problem? Do we know how to fix it? Do we even know what the problem is?
We never feel concerned because it always seems far from home but what do we do when it starts to get closer? Run?
Why is that all they are showing on TV anymore? We have to be kept informed, I get that, but why do they have a journalist standing there for hours as if they told him that another attack will occur and he has to get it on tape? The public is terrified, why scare them even more by overdramatizing the situation? Should we really trust the media?
A lot of theories are popping up. I recently read one that links ISIS to the NWO and it sounded legit. A lot of things start to sound legit when you’re unsafe and you’re looking for something to hold on to.
So what happens after this? The cars are being controlled, the militaries (who were there during the attacks) are still standing there, children can’t get out of the school building during recess,… That’s all cute but how long will that last until we get back to our everyday lives and unconsciously wait for the next one? What happens after the Facebook posts disappear from our timelines and the journalists go back to talking about spring veggies?
What’s God’s take on this? It’s at times like these that your faith either becomes your strength or your weakness. We either lean on him to help us carry on, or completely reject him for letting something like this happen. What do we say to someone who asks how their god can let this happen to them?
I have so many more questions and so many debates can get started on them but right now my biggest concern remains the victims and their loved ones. Their lives have been changed forever and I pray that they find the strength to continue.
There are also those that use things like these to get their five minutes of fame but I’ve touched so many topics that I’m not even going to get into that.
Fresh out the brain®. Usually this would go in my diary but…