This weekend has got to be one of the saddest for a while.
On Friday, the world was shocked by the news of the bombing in Oslo, Norway and then more horrific news followed! A man dressed as a policeman had opened fire on a group of youths on the island Utoeya, just off Norway. They were on retreat as they were part of the youth Labour Party.
As I write, over 80 children have lost their lives. Parents have lost their children. The surviving teens will face nightmares and terrors for the rest of their lives.
Thankfully, the evil , vicious, despicable excuse for a human being has been caught and is in the custody of the police. It’s things like this, that I truly believe in “an eye for an eye” and corporal punishment. Why should he be allowed to keep his life when so many have lost theirs. So many young lives lost because of the selfishness of one person!
I could rant on this subject for ages, but what good would it do? It wouldn’t bring back the children lost to this mans evil actions, and it won’t console the parents who face burying their young. I just hope he gets exactly what he deserves!
Then, there was the news that singer Amy Winehouse had been found dead at her Camden home, aged just 27. A known addict, I think people were expecting the news one day…but it’s still a shock.
After many stints in rehab, she just could not be saved. I can’t help but wonder whether those around her hindered her rather than helped her? After all, the more publicity she got for being an addict, the more publicity she got.
I just hope that her death brings a message home to all those out there who do take drugs, or know people who do. Drugs kill! Get help before it’s too late! Life is too precious and you can be saved!!
Rest In Peace Amy. You’re now out of harms way. My condolences with your true friends and family.
Rest In Peace to all those killed in Norway. To the families who will bury their loved ones. The children who have lost their lives. May you see justice done!!