That’s what I ask when I look at my phone in the morning and see piles of tweets and news stories all giving condolences and voicing their sadness.
Why are people so cruel? Why does this keep happening? Why can’t the world see that it’s not about ‘you’ and ‘me’ but it’s about US.
Black, white, Asian, Latin, catholic, Jewish, Buddhist, Islamic, male, female, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, asexual.
Open your eyes and see that the world should not be divided into groups like we’re all in high school again, ignoring the weird kid that wears black all the time and has eyeliner smudged under his eyes.
But that weird kid wearing black all the time and that has eyeliner smudged under his eyes is the only one seeing true sense. He’s the one who sees that none of this really matters in the grand scheme of things. He doesn’t care about being in the football team or getting the hot girls. He just exists.
And that boy is those of us who have any common sense in this world. Those of us who see that none of these things really matter. We shouldn’t be separating ourselves into the ‘gays’, the ‘whites’, the ‘blacks’, the ‘catholics’, the ‘islams’, the ‘refugees’.
This isn’t how the world should be. The world should be filled with kindness and care for others.
Not bombs exploding in stadiums filled with young girls. Not gunshots going off in cafes. Not pictures and videos of heads disappearing off bodies. Not planes plunging into buildings seaming with innocent people.
And I ask myself all these questions but still, I come up with no answer.
But you. You, tell me why?
Why has the world turned to such a dark place?
Why can none of us see the light anymore?
Why are parents and siblings and children without their loved ones?
Why are people afraid to go out in the streets at night?
All I want is an answer.