WARNING: This is going to be about keeping faith in God despite the tragedies. I'm also going to speak controversially about gun control and how, in my opinion, we should really deal with issues like this. If this isn't your thing, you should hit your back button now.
That's only half the issue. The other half is ensuring that those who need the help receive it.
Getting decent health care should never be a matter of finance. People should not be triaged based on their bank account--or skin color.
People should be triaged by the nature of their medical condition, and that's it.
But again, it comes down to money, and those who can afford the best will get the best. Everyone else will have to roll the dice. It shouldn't be this way, not for hardworking people who're honestly doing the best they can.
Until people stop looking for ways to help themselves, this cycle will perpetuate itself.
Hence my shaken faith, because it's the people that need to change.
To those of you who say that this is Hell, I tell you that this isn't, and though we are far from it, we are getting there fast. There is no analogy or coming back from Hell, this place of the damned we seemed to steadfastly determined to get too. Once we're there, we'll probably spend our time blaming each other for our current predicament.
We have to change. As a people, as a society, as a race. We need to stop looking down upon one another and embrace our differences, cure our illnesses, address each other's needs as though they were our own, stop placing blame and pointing fingers and start accepting responsibility for our own shortcomings so we can overcome them.
THIS, not rhetoric or even overhauling the gun control system, is how we solve the problem and move forward. Address the problem at its heart, and not the instrument. People who want to kill will find ways. What we can do is whatever is necessary to minimize the amount of people who feel that killing is the only way to make their point.
This is how we ensure that Sandy Hook never happens again.
Because I know I don't want to read about any more dead children.
Thanks for reading.