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Hi everyone,i really should be taking a walk out in nature,but i keep having this nagging feeling,that i just share a thought.
This morning early,as i was fixing school lunches for my kids-i had in my mind,the Boston marathon bomb,the fertilizer plant explosion,the shooting at
MIT,Sandy Hook-and naturally,9/11..next thing,my son comes from behind,and bangs his coffeemug down on the counter(well,not banging it down with
force,but just a bit too loudly).
Thing is- i jumped,and gave a total girly-shriek from being so startled-because of where my thoughts were just then.And i'm out in the relatively
peaceful Bush,in Africa.
And it brought back memories,of the troubles in my own country,in the 80's-when the ANC would detonate bombs in public.Like the Church Street atrocity
in Pretoria,the bombing of Magoo's Bar in Durban,etc.I was a teenager in the 80's,like my youngest daughter is now.These were the images we had to
live with,as young people,and the horrible grief of hearing news of young lives snuffed,fighting to keep our country from invasion by the Russians,and
Russian-backed Cubans.At school.we were shown what limpet-mines and other explosive devices looked like,and to immediately report it to the nearest
adult,should we ever come across one of these instruments of death and destruction.I remember as a young adult of 18,walking through the Golden Acre
shopping Centre,in Cape Town-and getting the heebie-jeebies every time i walked past a rubbish bin,parked cars on the street,etc-it was not an easy
time-plus i had a much beloved(by my whole family) boyfriend fighting in the Border War.Difficult,stressfull times.
So to me it would seem,if all the events of this past week continues-it would seem like a campaign of terror-to instill fear and a general
nervousness,even outright fear of leaving one's house,fear for your children and loved ones,stress,an ongoing anxiety-and a waiting for the big heavy
"other shoe" to drop.
What i would advise at his time-clear heads,be careful,but do not be too terrified to live your life.I am worried about the thread someone has on
here-about a DHS insider saying that it "would be going hot soon".I pray that this was just one horrible week,and that the explosion at the fertilizer
plant was just an industrial accident.
It would almost seem like things Are "going hot"-but please,never let fear spoil your enjoyment,the quality of your life-never support calls for
martial law,in case things get worse instead of better.If you cower fearfully,just in case of this happening,that happening,you may as well be dead.Be
sensible,but in case this is a campaign of terror starting-in order to usher in martial law-remember that your own home can be as effective a prison
as a federal one.That is how most people in my country live now-barricaded behind security doors,burglar bars,electrified fences,vicious dogs-and with
private security companies making a mint,of course.
Even if not for the purpose of declaring martial law-FEAR IS A BOOMING BUSINESS-as well proved in my country.The hubby and i talked about it just the
other night-if something divine/miraculous had to happen-and crime levels in my country would drop to practically non-existent-that would be a
disaster,a catastrophe for thousands upon thousands of people too-because off a sudden mass unemployment if the private security companies were
suddenly to become superfluous.
The reason i made this thread is because at the moment,there are so many threads on the happenings of this past week-quite frankly i did'nt even know
in which one to share this message.My heartfelt sympathy,this i mean,because i know what is like,to have the threat of violent death by
bombing/shooting hanging over us,all South Africans of my age remember this.I wish you all to be safe,and to have a chance to live your life without
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