My conscience has been struggling with how I feel about a couple of things that are in the news right now.
The first is Syria; the other the Grand National.
Syria is, of course, the priority. Should we have taken action, along with the USA and France or not? I am the first to want to protect people, and I really do not want another war yet, do we simply let other countries build up stock, and use horrific, toxic chemical weapons?
Do we simply moan about it, give a few pounds to charity, try to talk diplomatically (to those who will take zero notice) and stand and watch?
Or do we show our strength and do what we have to do to show how serious we are about protecting civilians?
I am not a May voter, but she has a job to do and I don’t envy her. If Labour, Liberal, or any of the smaller parties were in government I don’t know what they would have done…and neither do those who are currently criticising the government. None of us are privy to sensitive information held by the government and security forces; this is why it’s impossible for us, the public, to know who, and what, to believe.
Should we or shouldn’t we take action? What would you do, and why?
Onto the Grand National – I just caught the BBC morning news. Ladies dressed to the nines, smiling, laughing, looking forward to a few glasses of bubbly and maybe winning a few pounds. Yes, it’s a fun day out.
Yes, it is exciting when you watch those amazing, muscular animals race around the course, showing just how athletic they are.
But…how many horses will die today – in agony? It’s known to be a tough course, why should we put those horses through it?
Just because we can? Some people call it a sporting event…what is the definition of sport, I wonder.
Thinking deep today…