posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 11:43 AM
This isn't really an "Angry Rant", so much as a reminder to think before you speak, and consider the impact of how your words are phrased.
Sometimes the terms "troops" and "soldiers" and even "Marines" act as a dissociative factor for civilians. What I mean is, it seems sometimes
like people read these generic terms and forget that these are people. I've seen the same thing in reference to "the ebola patient" or "the doctor
with ebola", "suspected ebola patient", or even "all those African ebola victims". It's not just ebola either. It's "that guy that was
beheaded", or "shooting victims", "rioting groups".
I just wanted to say that I hope everyone takes a minute to remember, these are all actual PEOPLE. Living breathing human beings like you and I.
Let's not forget that, and hope for the safety of all these people.
My friend's brother in law got word that he is headed to Africa shortly in response to the Ebola crisis there. His father is terribly worried. His
other son is headed back to Afghanistan. Everyone involved in this crisis is someone's son or daughter, mother or father, brother or sister.
Just hoping that everyone keeps that in mind when discussing current world events.
I'm sad for humanity today.