A day’s thinking

This Friday 30th March 2018 I spent the day almost incapable of speaking to anyone, and I certainly didn’t want too. It’s the 5th anniversary of my wife’s death. Though I seem to have willed the glumness on despite all the happy memories it’s not through choice, it’s just because I miss her. My daughter misses her and no doubt he husband does too as will many nephews and nieces. It made me wonder just how many people throughout the world are feeling as I do today and how many tomorrow and the next day. Multiple thousands of people die each day and they will mostly have someone who mourns them and misses them greatly.

We, the West seem to accept the sales of weapons as being normal.  If we’re involved in the use of those weapons in somebody else’s country then a little collateral damage seems acceptable, some deaths from friendly fire almost inevitable. Where weapons are sold for  use at home in America, not even in war, there are hundreds of deaths a day and also the slaughters of innocents because of the types of weapons freely available to buy. Having said that, it’s disgusting that certain weapons are available to buy when you’re not in the military and it’s equally disgusting that those weapons are freely available to so many people who should never be anywhere near a weapon. The mentally ill for a start. The pressure applied by vested interests to make sure laws are not introduced which will affect their sales is phenomenal. And that’s only for the domestic market. Imagine what pressure would be brought to bear if it was suggested that weapons sales throughout the world was halted. Any yet, consider this, are there not enough weapons already out there to wipe us all out without selling more. What happens to the surplus, the slightly date, the out of fashion? Is there a trade-in deal to be had against new models and the old ones can be offloaded to a tribe of Tuaregs to use against the Kurds who so many Countries seem keen to wipe out. Allies of the West but whom we don’t seem to offer much support in the devastation of their homeland.             It’s time to bring our troops out of Syria since Bashar al Assad has assistance from the Russians and also for President Edogan of Turkey, another enemy of the Kurds. Saddam Hussein committed real atrocities t try and wipe out the Kurds  and others are doing the same.

My rant as such it is, is to suggest we don’t need more weapons in the world, we especially don’t need more weapons like the AR15 in the hands of teens and adults when there’s no practical purpose for them unless you believe in conspiracy theories about the Government attacking you. Be fair, if they did, what use would an AR15 be to you? It’s no good for hunting, you don’t need it or most of the other 10 you’ve gathered for overkill. You have to start thinking logically about just who should be kept away from weapons and how best to do it. The suggestions made so far have been pretty logical. Change the age to 21 for buying  weapon. Makes sense, they;re not in school and less likely to have childish grudges. The mentally ill. Fair enough, no telling if the illness might bring on delusions which seem real enough to clear with a gun. I’d go further, but a start is a start. Now, lets concentrate on the world. Bring our boys home. Not because they’re not good at what they do but because we’re not winning hearts or minds and we’re just making more enemies. Secure some kind of peace for the Kurds before pulling out though. Make sure we bring every weapon we can. No use leaving them to increase the killing. Be happy with what you have and don’t buy any more armaments. I don’t mind if it puts the dealers in death out of business. The world won’t miss them and they can retire on the Kings ransoms already made.

Now concentrate on making friends. No, you stop that, he’s just the same as you just darker.Play nice, now Hug. Remember I’m waiting for votes for the job of Benevolent Dictator of the World and there will be exams on hugging techniques and points for friends made.

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About davidprosser

Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J.
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13 Responses to A day’s thinking

  1. trentpmcd says:

    I’m sorry for your loss, I’m sure still fresh after only 5 years. I agree that we, as a world, need to do something about all of the those weapons. On my side of the pond, I do support those who want to limit weapons and vote only for politicians who support limitations, but the NRA still has a greater influence on our politics than the next five largest groups combined. Hopefully the world will change for the better now that people are talking about it every day.

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    • davidprosser says:

      Many thanks Trent. The NRA has a great influence over there but shouldn’t be allowed to own politicians votes the way they do. Politicians are supposed to work for the people and that’s why they accept the salary in the first place…..or is it. I hope this new youth movement brings a new breed of politician forward who works for just one master. The NRA and it’s weapons manufacturing owner have had their way for too long.
      Hugs

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  2. Beyond my unerstanding how we make business of sickness and death. Very well put.

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    • davidprosser says:

      Thanks so much. It amazes me that we’re supposed to be the dominant species when we seem to spend so much time devising ways to kill each other off.It really is time to prove our intelligence and find a way to get along with each other and with other species as well as the planet we all call home while we still have it.
      xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

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  3. Tina Frisco says:

    I would gladly hand you a crown, David. The world would be sooooo much better off if you were in charge. Mega hugs, my friend ❤❤❤

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    • davidprosser says:

      What an Angel you are Tina. Someone ought to take over and knock a few heads together. We need to be looking after our planet or a few generations down the line we’ll kill it. Too late to change then. We owe the World a huge debt already for what we’ve done, it’s time for repairs if it’s not too late.
      xxx Ginormous Hugs xxx
      ❤ ❤ ❤

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      • Tina Frisco says:

        It’s not too late, David. The tide is turning, albeit slowly by human measuring. Goodness and Mother Earth will prevail ❤❤❤

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      • davidprosser says:

        I get the idea that Gaia would like the tide to turn a lot quicker since people like Pruitt have been put in place specifically
        to bring about more damage with coal mines, oil drilling and the worst of them all, Fracking. The atmosphere is worse, the water is terrible with the
        dumping of coal waste in it and in other places trees are coming down at an alarming rate wiping out the habitat for several species.
        There must be a point when she says ‘It’s too late’and the generations that follow us pay the price of our selfishness.Trump has grandchildren
        and so do I so I’m trying my best towards Gaia for mine. He’s destroying her for so many others including his own.
        xxx Splendiferous Hugs xxx
        ❤ ❤ ❤

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      • Tina Frisco says:

        His days are numbered, David. Gaia is far stronger than ignorance and greed ❤❤❤

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  4. Easter is a good time to think of peace. My own fear is for the increasingly overloaded, over-plundered and overcrowded world, because I know that nature will be forced to take care of the problem if we do not. Please accept my respects for your solemn day of memories, David, and now it is behind you I wish you the happiest and longest of summers! Hugs

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    • davidprosser says:

      Thank you Frederick. I agree that nature may well take care of a problem her own way which will be indiscriminate and thorough. As always you’re very kind. I’m sure to have the happiest and longest of Summers now. Do you think it might include good weather?
      Take care of yourself
      Hugs

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  5. Aaah…for that we may well have to move you away from Wales, David. But you never know! Hugs

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