Orlando…June 12, 2016

Isis Goddess of Egypt, was the Goddess of motherhood, magic and fertility and matron of nature. She also was considered a friend of slaves, sinners and artisans, protector of the dead and Goddess of children whom all beginnings arose.

Two days ago, a 29 year-old kid, walked into a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida murdering fifty people, wounding fifty-three more before killed by police.

Omar Mateen, a Muslim American, in a 911 call, pledged his allegiance to the terrorist group ISIS, standing for, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, acting in their name.

I wonder how Isis herself feels, being maniacally misrepresented this way, her children slaughtered like sheep on the sunrise of a Sunday.

For someone who witnessed and lived through September 11th, it’s a wonder I’m still amazed by such an act.  The hatred in this young man…where did it stem from?  How did it start?  He was a baby once, his mother’s son, innocent and pure, happy and holy…when did the devil step in stealing all that good?

What bewilders me more than the crime itself, is the pride afterwards.  Proud to kill, pleased to slay so many.  The picture of this man smiling I don’t have the pluck to post, leaves me heartbroken to think, humanity has plummeted so far.

I think of Columbine and Sandy Hook, the Batman cinema shooting and the bloodshed at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

But for me, as a passionate New Yorker, the Towers being felled right before us, by hearts beating with inexplicable malice…come back to haunt.

God bless the fallen.

God help those who mourn them.

SB

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About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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18 Responses to Orlando…June 12, 2016

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, you’re right, such hatred and disregard for life is unfathomable. There is no way to understand it unless that’s what is in your heart too. I have to believe that Good will prevail, no matter the color, gender, religion, there is Good everywhere.

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  2. A compassionately written account of an event that has left many, many with more questions than there can ever be answers. My heart aches for the parents, siblings and friends of those who lost their lives. R.I.P. 🙏

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  3. Great post. There is nothing I can say that will add to it.

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  4. Hard to believe that both killers who committed those acts on Friday night and again on Saturday night, were once someone’s innocent baby. When did that innocence turn to hate? If only someone knew when and why, maybe then we could learn how to prevent the process from ever occurring again.

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    • As a caring parent, it must really mystify you. I’m not one, yet it leaves me in a place of stunned suspension.

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      • It’s baffling. I realize there is a change in personality around 4th or 5th grade usually brought on by peer pressure. Pressure starts to show even more in junior high, maybe wanting acceptance, or bullies. High school… well you know, the opposite sex and grades. But where does the hate come from?

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      • It’s a mystery to this diehard Pollyanna. The pictures of him are chilling. The glee on his face. I’m no religious fanatic, but one can’t help to think, Satan lives. Thanks for writing.

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  5. The last few days have just been polarizing. People have been broken. We have this horrific tragedy occur and within seconds people are at each others throats over religion, gun laws and politics. It’s a sad day when grief gets kicked to the curb, a very sad day.

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  6. micklively says:

    There are five million orphans in Iraq. Fifty more senseless killings in Florida won’t make life any better for the orphans. But then, neither will anything else visited upon them by either side.
    Unless you want peace at any price, you have to decide what price you’re willing to pay.

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