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It’s For The Children

They were CHILDREN . . .

Over here in the States we have been following every day the story of the kidnapped & murdered teens Eyal Yifrach, 19; Gilad Shaar, 16; and Naftali Frenkel, also 16 – it is horrific – words cannot express . . . our deepest and sincerest sympathies to their families, and the greater family of the State of Israel . . . S.L.(Sean Linneane)

REMEMBER Schwerner, Goodman and Chaney?

Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney are killed by a Ku Klux Klan lynch mob near Meridian, Mississippi. The three young civil rights workers were working to register black voters in Mississippi, thus inspiring the ire of the local Klan. The deaths of Schwerner and Goodman, white Northerners and members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), caused a national outrage. (The KKK kills three civil rights activists – June 21, 1964)

For some reason, these two events connected for me.  Maybe it’s that they were young (The KKK murder victims were a little older than those in Israel).  Maybe it’s the senselessness of it all.

Violence in war is sanitized for our consumption; when young people die, though, when seen as individuals, it touches our hearts.

May God Bless all their memories.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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6 thoughts on “It’s For The Children

  1. Very beautifully written.
    The killing of the young is one of the worst acts of cruelty that human beings perpetrate on each other.

    Posted by Tomi | July 7, 2014, 9:02 am
  2. Yep, that it is… And Israel is NOT going to let this one slide…

    Posted by oldnfo | July 7, 2014, 5:03 pm
  3. It says a lot when one group celebrates such murders and another immediately tracks down and arrests the perpetrators.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | July 8, 2014, 12:46 pm

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