Thursday, April 16, 2015

OKC Bombing Survivor

Twenty years ago on April 19th, I stood in my living room in NM watching the news of the Oklahoma City bombing of the Murrah Federal Building. I was horrified - maybe because it was close to home. Later I would find out that a friend of mine's grand-babies had died in the bombing. They buried the boys in the same coffin, and it broke my heart. Today I watched this video about a survivor of the OKC bombing.   Sometimes, over time, we forget that there are people out there who suffer the rest of their lives over atrocities like the OKC bombing. Never forget.

7 comments:

CenTexTim said...

I don't understand how people can be so sick and warped to commit atrocities like that.

For example, the Boston Marathon bomber who set his backpack bomb down next to an 8-year-old child.

Sick...

Bag Blog said...

CenTex,
It is sick. I don't understand it either. Yet, people tend to want to harm children - like school shootings and such. It is a real chicken-$h!t thing to do.

Moogie P said...

Never.

Coupe said...

When I hear about an auto accident, where they say one person was killed, and the other person was seriously injured, I instinctively feel for the injured person, because I know they are forgotten by the public after the news day.

Not forgotten by their parents or family though. They all suffer, and hope and pray that the loved one will ever be able to feed or dress themselves again.

I never have a fear of death, but I fear being crippled. I would hope one of my brothers would shut the machine off during a visit, if I was unable to do it myself.

The sad thing about the bomber, is there are now thousands like him running around the middle-east. We have grown immune to the daily body count. But every car bomb that goes off, leaves people who are maimed for life. The lucky ones are killed outright, I feel.

The thing that set the OKC bomber off, was the Ruby Ridge, and the Waco tragedies. One family wiped out by FBI snipers at Ruby Ridge, and 74 men, women, and children were killed during the tank attack in Waco.

All three events changed America forever, and not for the better. Cops don't show up with a badge anymore. Tanks and machine guns are the new badges.

Bag Blog said...

Waco and Ruby Ridge were triggered by fear of the unknown - fear of people who were outside the norm - and the fumes were fanned by the media. Now the media fans the flames of hate crimes. The Chris Lane murder trials going on here portray the crime as a crime of bored teens. You can bet your bottom dollar that it was a hate crime. Where was the media?

Jo Castillo said...

We never forget. Hugs.

Bag Blog said...

Jo, there was some interesting specials on TV. I liked the one of the six babies who survived the bombing. Most do not have any memory of the actual bombing, but have lived with scars and medical issues all of their 21 years of life.