What a week

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I don’t know about you all, but it’s been hard to focus the last few days.

Charlottesville. I heard President Trumps’ first statement, the second one ( read as if he was being  held hostage by the aides who wrote it ) and the third one where his real feelings came out once again. In quite the angry torrent, as well! :)

I read the aftermath and political opinions about that, and they are still ensuing.

I watched many a video online of what went on in Charlottesville.  You can’t watch them and not be shocked and appalled. If you are not up to speed on all of it Vice / HBO did a documentary, following along with one of the Neo Nazi groups all the way through.   View it HERE.  I watched a few others, wanting to get a fair view of everything but this is good, as you are WITH these guys throughout the video and hear their views and feelings.

I watched the memorial service for Heather Heyer and her parents were so inspiring….and I cried all the way through.

When the lady began to sing Amazing Grace, I was reminded of President Obama singing Amazing Grace and being the Healer-in-Chief at the funeral of Rev. Clementa Pinckney.  I looked it up on You Tube and cried all over again.  HERE. 

On Thursday morning I watched a video of one of the survivors in the Charlottesville attack, and why she felt that God had put her car where it was. She had me in tears, and the video clip is HERE in case you missed it.

While I intellectually understood what she meant, the sheer NUMBERS did not hit home until Barcelona.

Charlottesville ( her car in front of the Dodge Charger )  1 dead, 19 wounded.  Barcelona : 13 dead as of this writing with 100 wounded. Horrific.

This blog is not a political or world affairs blog but occasionally I post something about what is going on and sometimes people are not pleased.

It can’ t  always be  The Happy Place.  Our country has been in turmoil this week.

I feel that I have to be honest and honor her. And like her mother said at the service, they wanted to shut her up but now she is magnified.

As to her mother now, in an NBC interview on Thursday,  she said ” “I think the president has found a niche in voters of the people who feel marginalized and I think he has continued to nurture those marginalized voters,” she said. “I’ve had death threats already … because of what I’m doing right this second.”