Newtown Shooting

Its a tragedy what happened a few days ago in Newtown, Connecticut. I can’t imagine sending my daughter, son, niece, nephew,  sister, or brother to school only to get a call a few hours later that they have been killed.
My heart goes out to all the families of the adults and children who were murdered on this tragic day.

Here are the pictures of some of the children who were murdered (Pictures from Daily Mail):

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And I know that these beautiful children are all Angels now.
I cannot even begin to understand what sort of sick man would want to hurt such young people? What reason could he have possibly had? None, at all.
So, when the mainstream media informs us that he was “Depressed, Deeply disturbed, etc, etc.”. The usual excuses they seem to give these days. Things we’ve all heard over and over again.
And i dont wanna pull out the race card, but it has gotten so obvious what the media and government is doing.
So yes I’ll say what lots of other people are saying too, if the murderer was not white, things would have been dealt with in another way.
But instead, because he is white, he is ‘psychologically damaged’ and therefore needs to be treated. Excuse me?

Just not so along ago this year, James Holmes also entered a theater and killed at least 12 people and left almost 59 injured. And again, what card do they use?
“You guys, he’s seriously distressed.” Give me a break.

Let me tell you something, the Word TERRORIST by definition means:
A person, usually a member of a group, who uses or advocates terrorism or a person who terrorizes or frightens others.

So you tell me, do these people, and in specific this man, Adam Lanza, not deserve to be labelled as a Terrorist?
Because I am pretty sure when he walked in there, he caused terror to these people. I’m pretty sure, he didnt go in there and smile at all their pretty faces, and they all sang a nice Christmas song and then he shot them real quick. No. A teacher had to hide her students into a closet and took the bullet for them. And imagine the fear and terror they felt hiding in there not knowing if that gunshot would be the last noise they heard.
So spear me the Psychological excuses, he is a terrorist. No matter what race or ethnicity he is.

I am just so enraged at how this always seems to happen.

Another thing I’d really like to address is GUN CONTROL IN THE USA!
Completely unacceptable. We’ve stayed quite for too long but now our voices need to be heard because the gun control in the US has..wait what gun control? There is no gun control anymore.
Go on google right now and type in ‘buy guns in America’ and look at the links it provides you with.
The Gun law that was passed so many years ago in the US gave almost everybody the right to carry or own a gun. Times change, and when the USA sees that its gotten out of hand and it being a superpower country, wouldnt that mean that they know they are RESPONSIBLE to change the law?
What, they have to wait till the people speak? Thats not how a government is supposed to run when such issues are concerned.
LAWS need to change when they aren’t reasonable anymore. And when the children of your country are dying because of reckless terrorists then it is your duty, Mr. President, to change these rules!
Now, i dont live in the US, nor have i ever been and nor do i plan on going, and i know i am an outsider but this seriously doesnt need a genius to think the exact same thing. Its all common sense.
Actually, today i was having a talk with a fellow New-Zealander and we got to speaking about this event and she told me that her husband owns a gun and thats only because he was a former police officer. Not only that, she informed us that it was a long process of interviewing people he knew well individually to see if he is fit of carrying a gun.
And i got to thinking, that is so true, over here in New-Zealand you barely hear of anyone owning a gun, really. And thats the beautiful thing about it here. They try to make it as safe as they can.
You can own a gun, but after a very long process when they have made sure that the candidate is fit to own a gun and they come and check that it is stored safely inside the house.

If the small Island of New-Zealand could do this, then SURELY the US can, unless they want it to remain this way. For people, especially now, after so many recent attacks, to walk around in fear and terror.
The US NEEDS to renew its Gun Laws.

Now another thing, from my previous post, you may have figured out that i am a strong Justice for Palestine Supporter. Because really anyone who encourages peace would be too.
And I Stumbled upon this.

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Um What?
‘No experience with death can be likened to that of a parents’ loss of their child. No crime is more heinous than the killing of a child.’

I dont think i have ever seen so much hypocrisy as this letter right here. Coming from the source that has been targeting children for the past countless years.
I cant even take this anymore. What happened in Newtown is the everyday life of what is happening in Palestine (AND sadly Syria now, too.)
And i am completely upset about what has happened to these beautiful children and brave adults but also, i just want all of you to remember the children of Gaza and how everyday their childhood is stolen. How everyday they are stolen from the ones who love them most.

When will there ever be peace? When will the time come where everyone will want peace?
When will everyone be treated equally?

And when will everyone finally begin to care?

Rest In peace to the beautiful children of Palestine, Syria and Newtown, Connecticut,

Yours Truly,

A Deeply Upset Human Being.

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Missions and Matters

Have you ever had one of these phases in life where you have a mission?

Maybe its a mission to help someone for a period of time with something.
Maybe its a mission to  higher your grades.
Maybe its a mission to change.
Maybe its a mission to maintain a friendship.

The list goes on and on and on and on.
And in these moments, most of us find ourselves completely and utterly lost.
Lost in so many ways. Things arent going the way you expected, disrespect from colleagues/ friends/ family, too much pressure, and your mind cant thing clearly and you dont know how to react.

Again and again i’ll say this, no matter what age you are, we all deal with the same feelings, different situations- yes, but otherwise, our feelings are all there.
A 45 year old may look at a 35 year old and say, ‘thats the golden age, when everythings sorted, they have no idea what a problem really is.’ And a 35 year old may look at a 23 year old and think the same. And the same with a 17 year old to a 12 year old.

So yes, some problems may be more difficult than others, but we all have the same emotions to deal with.

Anyways, my point here is that, there will always be that person who builts a brick in front of you. And each day a brick is put, the higher the wall becomes. Im here to tell you, dont let it come to that, dont let that wall get too high that your standing there with no weapons in your hands, and no one to help you break that wall down.
What you need to do is shut everyone else out and focus on your goal, on your mission. Whether its short term or long term.

Many may think this is all so very corny, but this is the truth. I bet you every 10 seconds someone is frustrated and wanting to give up on whatever it is theyre going through or doing.

“It’s not the cards you’re dealt it’s how you play the game” via Chris Pardo

So that quote explains alot actually, who cares if there is something or someone in your life thats making everything a little harder for you, its up to you to decide what to prioritize.
Sort of like that very popular phrase, “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.” But instead of that, you can add your on twist. How bout making a Lemon Cheesecake?
Or maybe smear it all of your hair for a change! Make your very own lemon tea.

My point is, be creative! Think of ways to deal with the situation instead of giving up, because really, if we do think negatively, we’re really only hurting ourselves in the end.
Its our future, our choices, so lets choose them wisely.

And to end this, heres a little poem i came across recently, and i hope it will make you smile and inspire you a little bit more:

Just One
Unknown

One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.

One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal

One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.

One step must start each journey.
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.

One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what’s true,

One life can make a difference,
You see, it’s up to you!

Wishing you the best in life,

Another Teenager