Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Night of Bloodshed across London

Knife Crime
My heart sank - again - when I saw this article. Friday night was a night of violence across London when five people were stabbed, bringing the 2019 murder figures to 100 so far.  Some of the victims had wounds not considered to be life-threatening. 

Meanwhile, on Thursday night, a Halloween party in San Francisco was the scene of five killings.  Others at the party were wounded less seriously. 

Some people blame video games, and they may have a point, but there have been films for many years which have glorified violence or treated it as entertainment.  

We MUST get out of this mindset.   Human life is precious.  We must END this violence.  If you are looking for an alternative, Nonviolent Communication is a practical way to learn to communicate with EMPATHY - the opposite of violence.  

Go here for NVC resources and go here for the Blogging Carnival of Nonviolence 2019.  There IS an alternative.  It's up to you and me to step up and make a difference.  

Please share this with your networks and please comment below.  Thanks.