on shifting and the winner of the third give-away

Today is the end of the 13th baktun in the Mayan calendar 
and the beginning of a new cycle. As usual there were many 
speculations about it, some really bonkers in my opinion. 
But the one I like the best is the theory that from today there 
will be a shift in consciousness. I don't know about the rest of
 the world, but I like to think that is what will happen to me, 
so I'm ready to shift a bit more.
This shift in consciousness urges me to say something about president Obama.
It struck me that crying after something so predictable that happened 
in Connecticut, is too little too late. Why the sale of guns in supermarkets   malls is allowed? 
Why guns are sold anyway? It's a question US citizen should pose 
to him and to themselves too. President Obama, you cried for the 
death of the Connecticut victims but what about the 70.000 estimated 
deaths of innocent children during the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine? 
Whose missiles are those? and who give orders? 
using drones doesn't make you more human. Who will cry for those children?

While keep shifting, I took the decision to end my Instagram account. 

I really didn't like the change on the privacy policy announced few weeks ago. 
Sorry to those who followed my Instagram and to those I won't follow any more there.
Anway, there are options out there. I'm just waiting for Flickr to launch the 
the app for Android phones, by the way, the app for Iphone is already available.
I uploaded part of my Instagram snaps here (it takes a bit of time to upload all) 
and blimey, the quality outside the little screen is awful.

There are so many other things I don't like and I'm fed up with, 

so let's hope that collective consciousness shift it's for real. 


the winner of the third give-away:
Matilda, congrats :) 
Thank you all for playing along.

Thank you to the new readers and followers too.

*Image from Tumbler, lost credits, copyrights the author.




G said...

I really enjoy your post this time.
I have been watching " Why Poverty?" I think you may interest on it.


sew nancy said...

I am so happy you wrote this post. Your words are so true and I couldn't agree with you more. In America so many people are unaware of all that the country takes part in. It's really unbelievable.

alessandra said...

Hello G and thank you for the link, very instructive and interesting indeed.

sew nancy, sometimes I feel like I'm monologuing, thank you for answering to "this call" :)

gina said...

As an American, I appreciate your sentiments, I truly do. However you should know that guns are not "sold
in supermarkets". And while you and others may be cynical enough to view what took place in that elementary school on a Friday morning in Connecticut
"predictable", most Americans are not. It was devastating and heart wrenching. And a false equation
with the victims of war, oppression, and civil unrest.

diana said...

well said! let´s hope for a good change.

cloudgathererholdmedown said...

i like this strong spined warrior woman!

Patrice A. said...

that is the word
thank you!
for writing this
the quote is one
to remember

Patrice A.

alessandra said...

Gina, I'm not cynical, what happened it's devastating and heart wrecking, that's why I'm angry. I try to see things in a rational way. For supermarkets I refer to malls, here what we know is that there are malls ( is wallmart a supermarket, a mall or what?)that sell firearms and so the acquisitions of guns seems not so difficult in comparison to Europe, where firearms are sold in the odd hunter's shop.
You might like to read this: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/dec/17/how-many-guns-us
Cynical to me is a person who cries (perhaps he's genuine in that occasion) the Connecticut's victims and ignores the US missiles victims.
Predictable, because in a country were so many people are armed you cannot expected that all the armed people are sane. To me just the fact that someone actually own a gun make him/her insane. And the mother of the shooter owned five firearms of which her sons had free access. In any case, here, like there, people don't react until a tragedy happens.
I'm not a warrior, neither I have spine, I don't even know why I share my thoughts here, if someone opinion get to be addressed as cynical only because is trying to see things in a rational way, well then it's another confirmation that the word rational is underrated. To me in any case there's no difference between American children and Palestinian
or Afghans children, to me are just children.


alessandra said...

I see that the reaction to the massacre is not a compassionate one, but indeed a fearful one.