Just stop.

Okay. I get it. You are a little crazy and you are suffering from some psychological pain. Someone hurt you or you have a chemical imbalance which leaves you without proper coping skills. Your life is a disaster and you have nothing to live for.

You want to be infamous or to leave your mark on the world.

You may just be a selfish prick and you feel the need to spread your misery to the rest of the world. OKAY. We all get it. You are a bad dude. You want to spread your message of hate and pain. You want to share your misery.

Perhaps you have a political or religious motive. Maybe you are a racist asshat.

Stop! Stop murdering people who are just minding their own business, living their lives and not doing anything to you!

I am sickened and disgusted by these freaks who insist on ruining lives to spread their angst. There is nothing to be gained by shooting up a church, grocery store, school, or movie theater.

Last night a movie theater in Louisiana was the latest mass shooting. The gunman committed suicide after he shot and killed multiple innocent people. What an asshole. I want to feel some compassion, however I don’t. Movie theaters are my place of worship. I go there to experience stories that enrich my life. It is my church. I should be safe there.

I cannot wrap my head around this senseless violence. I cannot fathom how you get to the point where your BEST idea is murdering people. STRANGERS! This is not appropriate revenge. This is not a crime of passion. You are not teaching your tormentors a valuable lesson. You are not preventing future injuries.

This man was 58 years old. This was not a moment of adolescent angst. (Which would not make this better, although sometimes it is easier to understand the mental illness involved.) Here is my question: How do you get to the point that murdering strangers seems like a good idea?

Well, screw you. Leave my safe place alone. Stop hurting the people who live in our communities. Leave the public alone.

If you are having crazy thoughts, go to a psychiatrist. Get a therapist. Call someone who is equipped to either help you, or lock you away from the rest of the world.

I know it is naive, but why can’t people just mind their own business? Why do they have to tear down other people in society? I don’t understand why bullies exist, and the bullied sometimes lash out. The real problem is that they fail to target their tormentors. They are hurting other innocent people. It pisses me off.

I do not really understand this kind of mental illness. I do not understand psychopathy.

If the problem is that your mommy did not love you enough, or that your daddy was not there, then go talk it out. Try to rise above it. Just stop. Stop hurting other people.

On another note, if you are a bully is who tormenting these sick souls, stop it! They don’t have the coping skills to deal with the pain. You are just as guilty as they are.

Seriously people! Why can’t we just be nice? Why can’t we respect other people as people? It does not sound like it should be that difficult. There is nothing good about keeping others down. There is nothing to be gained by hurting others.

I wish there were a good answer. Oh! I know. JUST STOP! Enough already. Let’s build people up instead of tearing them down. Remember what Thumper said, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.”

Grrr. Stop. Leave my movie theaters alone. I go there to escape. I go there to learn lessons. I go to there to fall in love with a hero. I don’t need to be wondering if the freak next to me is going to pull out a gun and kill me.

6 thoughts on “Just stop.

  1. I could not have said this any better. This happened very close to home for me. I have seen many movies at this theater. Just yesterday afternoon, my hubby mentioned we needed to go see a movie this weekend. That is out of the question right now. I don’t think i know any one who got hurt but regardless these were innocent victims who was having a night out. YOu said everything I thought last night. I appreciate you posting this!


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    1. It just gets old. I don’t know the answer, but- if it is mental illness- we need to address those situations.
      We have to stop allowing this to happen in our society.


  2. I am being drawn to rational thought more and more as I get older. I need for things to make sense. The fantastic and magical are now simply puzzles for me. (So, I guess I just don’t get this kind of mental illness.)


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