I never intended to write anything that would seem political, because this blog was about writing a novel. However, sometimes we cannot help ourselves, and this happens to be one of those times.
The past weekend, another horrific and tragic shooting, at a nightclub, happened in Florida. Immediately, we have a government who is too busy playing politics and pandering to private interest groups, rather than working together in an attempt to solving a problem. They will continue to scream and yell, until sadly, some other tragic event will replace this one, and soon it will all be forgotten, but not by the families of the victims. They will never forget, nor should they.
However, in my opinion, with all of that being said, unless a solution is being worked out as I write this, then all of the rhetoric above pales in comparison to what I found on line. I saw this photograph of a coffee mug that is being sold through Walmart.
Look at it briefly, what logo do you think you see, then look at it more closely. Was it sanctioned, is it copyright infringement, are both companies this insensitive? What do you think, tasteless, no big deal, or what?
If for some reason you are unable to see it the logo is not from a famous coffee company, it says "I 'heart' guns" At the bottom is says coffee. In the middle it has a woman holding two guns, one in each hand.
Does Walmart care, does the coffee company? Should they not have a social conscience? It just feels as though the world is going insane!