Paris Shooting #Paris #CharlieHebdo


When I switched the TV on this morning – seeing the photo reportage from Paris, I felt shock. Outrage. Frustration. Anger. Helpless.

What is it that drives some people to horrific acts that easily could lead to another war? Shooting people does not help any cause. Intelligence, education and sharing ideas or belief systems might do a better job, NOT ‘my way or the highway’. THAT only builds resentment. I lived through WWII – was just a child but old enough to remember…I wrote the book “We Don’t Talk About That” to show the younger generation what it was like. Create ‘awareness’. Scare them. Maybe even shock them into reality. Useless?

Wars have been fought throughout history and each side has always thought “God”, by any name, was on their side. It did not make any difference. Remember the “enemies” during WWI Christmas 1914 stopped fighting and played soccer together knowing the next day they have to shoot at each other again? On this evening they were all just ordinary people with the wish to have peace and go back home. .It had nothing to do with God. It’s always the people in power who pull “the strings.” Soldiers obey or they get shot by their own. Is there not a way we can live next to each other – in peace?

See: One nation alone can’t address terror issue: Germany’s Merkel


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Author: - there was so much I never talked about and now, that my memoir "We Don't Talk About That" is written I can't stop talking about it. And the reviews I get are awesome; so I think this book needed to be written. Interesting that I receive many e-mails from people who read the book and now tell me their similar stories... Did I open "a can of worms?" I think there are so many people who carry a heavy memory load and they do need to "unload". But interesting enough, even more people want to know MORE of my life and therefore I am working on a sequel.

2 thoughts on “Paris Shooting #Paris #CharlieHebdo

  1. Yes, it’s a fallen world, and a dangerous one to live in. We don’t seem to learn from our mistakes; we only advance in military technology, and the war machine gets ever more deadly and efficient.The only bright thing about it, if you can say that, is that in our modern warfare we no longer have millions of casualties like we did in WWI and WWII. The casualty list gets smaller while the viciousness against the civilian population grows and grows..


  2. Sad but true. In an old book looking at wars 2000 years back up to about 1998 it was said that wars happened about every thirty years. There were too many males and they would start fighting when there were not enough females or for other reasons. So males got decimated. And every time after a war more males than females were born so nature righted itself. Then there were plagues, cholera, horrible flu outbreaks when up to 30,000 soldier were dead from that within days determining the ‘victor’ of that war. WWI and WWII mixed up the races and the countries so much and it seems to me that often not only people are fighting for “Lebensraum” (Hitler) -living space, it’s now also an idea or the religion which is at the very base. Or jellousy because of natural resources, power for a few over many.
    No, we will never learn, some of us humans will always think we have to prove something or change the world. It’s just sad.


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