Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Thematic Photographic - 126 - Industrial Disease


For the first time ever, in all of my Thematic Photographic posts, I was at a complete loss to post.  My thoughts at every corner of industrial anything, continued to draw upon that one word disease which constantly attacked my beating soul.

Just so you know, this industry is what my son-in-law, does for a living, besides being a proud Minnesota National Guard.

Guns, weapons- are valuable.

It is a respectable career, with it's occupational hazards.

A necessary evil.  I respect all weapons, in their proper and essential places.  Handled by those ever so trained in their field of serving and protecting, or killing and eating (although I myself would never be a hunter) I don't even care for the taste of venison.

Sadly, as with all human industrial endeavors, proper handling is NOT always the case.

Far too many victims, have fallen, at the hands of this industrial disease, this waste.  A horrific waste of valuable, treasured lives gone forever.

Again, it's not guns, or machines or the birth of evil substances dumped in rivers and etc. but rather by the hand of one or more humans delivering evil.

We must not ever turn our backs, on violence.

"Life is inherently risky.  There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, that is the risk of doing nothing."
- Denis Waitley

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Rob From Amersfoort said...

I appreciate Denis Waitley's quote. I always try not to do nothing, which can be hard sometimes. Although, I wish some people would do nothing instead of the stupid things they do.

Cloudia said...

Worthy post dear pal. Aloha

Filip and Kristel said...

Good article against guns.


JJ said...

There is much that could and should be argued, but guns have been in this land since the first Europeans arrived.

What has changed is our culture. We can't push violence on TV, sell video games that glorify killing, fail to care for our mentally handicapped, equate background checks with Fascism, etc., etc., etc., and then think a Band Aid will solve the problem. We need honest, intelligent dialogue - fast.

Gail said...

Foremost, I would like to thank your son for serving.

A tragedy has happened.

It was not the guns' fault.

The people who handle and use guns lawfully and wisely far outweigh those who don't.

I do not make light of this but it is the ignorant who have joined the outcry.

When someone is crazy and hell-bent to commit such an terrible, world-rocking crime they will find a way. The absence of guns will not affect the run-away train called crazy.

I will forever have a gun and will forever debate and defend my right to own one.

Thank you for allowing me to speak out. I have held my tongue far too long.

Max Sartin said...

Great, thought provoking post.

Karen S. said...

Gail- I hear you, and totally agree, and I too may join the forces of gun ownership too, my daughter recently got her carry and conceal permit as well.

Karen S. said...

Rob- I totally agree!

Karen S. said...

JJ- I know! After watching our President speak the other night on television, I decided to write him a letter with a few suggestions, mainly and most importantly, we have air marshals that protect far fewer numbers of souls for shorter periods then we have children and teachers in classrooms. They need School marshals, and banks, post offices the like, they need to put smoke bombs in their desks to as a first act to repel such madness, even before reaching for a gun.

Alexia said...

very thought-provoking. Thank you for posting this, Karen.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thought-provoking, Karen S.

But is the answer to our gun problems, more guns?

The weapons the Ct. shooter used were brought into the home by his protection. And it appears that mental illness was at least as likely the cause of his problems as evil.

Gilly said...

That is a great post, Karen. Not being American, I wouldn't like to comment on the pros and cons of gun owning.

There just seem to be an awful lot of tragic cons.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

good response...and the theme.

i think, the thing with guns...
i don't have a problem with people having's just what they CHOOSE to do with them! and WHY would someone need an ASSAULT weapon?? not to go hunting...not to defend oneself...
the only people who should be in possession of these types of guns, should be trained professionals!

so much tragedy chokes me up!