Suspend the prose. Suspend the creative process. All I can do is get on my soap box (well…box of soap containing bottles of CeraVe) and just look at the world with disbelief. And shock. And disgust because I’m usually disgusted by humanity.
Hyper Cacher happened. I started thinking humanity doesn’t deserve religion because we don’t play well with it.
Shortly thereafter, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz happened. My feelings about that aren’t any different than any Jew (practicing or non) or any human being with a soul and a shred of decency.
In response to these things, I found myself rooting through my massive piles of jewelry (because all Jews have tons of gold at their disposal – not just sewn in the hems of their clothes) and plucked out a necklace with the Magen David charm and put it on. Not because I’m a religious Jew but to send a message that I am a Jew, that this Jew is not going anywhere and that this Jew made another Jew who will likely breed at some point. My father, also not observant, had started wearing his Magen David a while ago. Maybe it’s our way of telling the bigots to fuck off? Neither my father nor I are random people. We’re deliberate people and, chances are, if we’re doing something – our actions have meaning; we’re sending a message.
For reasons which have no place in this post, I crawled into bed very early last night, pulled the blankets over my head and avoided reality. I also spent a good amount of time unplugged yesterday. It was a Mommy-Milkface Day. I did not see the news until I woke up. And, before we go any further, because I’m so awesome and American news is anything but, most of my sources for news are foreign.
Danish police shoot and kill suspect in fatal attacks on synagogue, cafe
One dead in Copenhagen synagogue shooting, hours after man killed at free speech event; Danish PM condemns ‘cynical act of terror,’ says: ‘When the Jewish community is attacked, all of Denmark is attack.’
The shooting at the synagogue in Copenhagen (one of my most favorite places on Earth) wasn’t the only one. The precursor was a shooting at a free speech event.
From The Guardian:
Jens Madsen said the killer may have been “inspired by militant Islamist propaganda issued by IS [Islamic State] and other terror organisations”, but it was not yet known whether he had travelled to Iraq or Syria before the attacks.
Honestly, I have no words for this. None. I cannot even describe my emotions.
The shit…it needs to stop and it needs to stop now.