“We, as Americans, stand united in our defense of what is right…”
It was impossible to escape the bad news about the Boston bombings of several days ago. We were actually out on our horses, riding quietly on our trails when my iPhone developed a life of it’s own as it began to regurgitate one news flash after another
I asked Terry to stop for a moment, pulled the phone from under my chinks and scrolled through the many messages coming in about a disaster at the Boston Marathon.
Terry asked what was wrong, Moose did underneath me, too, as he could feel the tension in my legs and seat.
“Don’t know but something is not right, hold on.” I asked as I clicked over to CNN and hit the “Live” button.
There, while seated astride our horses in the beautiful quiet of a gorgeous, green, spring day I witnessed chaos, death and destruction.
I watched the tiny screen as Terry rode over to see what I was watching and was saddened, sickened and dumbfounded. I almost climbed off from Moose but there seemed to be a degree of strength and calmness that was oozing out of him, through the saddle and into my soul.
The smoke in the scene was everywhere but what I noticed above all else on that small screen in the bright Texas sun was the crowds of people running, swarming, struggling not in an effort to get away from the explosion but endeavoring to get to the scene of the incident…they were trying to help, they were putting themselves at risk and they were giving their all for the sake of helping someone else.
I put the iPhone away and we rode on, quietly at first and then we began to chat about we had just seen, about the evil that is mankind yet that overall the good far outnumber the bad in almost every aspect of human endeavor.
We were partnered with our horses so of course the discussion swung over to them and the plight of the American horse, both domestic and wild.
It is people and people only that cause pain and misery to the horse but it is also people who save them from their oppressors and the good outweigh the bad every time.
The management to extinction of our wild equines is perpetuated by a handful of corrupt government employees while the bulk of the U.S. population wants them left on their rightful lands and although the struggle to save the native, wild horses and burros is still going on it will ultimately be won by those who are good, rightfully following the law and of strong moral fiber.
On the issue of slaughter it is only a few, twisted psychopaths that desire to earn a bloody buck on the back of the horse not the citizenry of this great land, just a few who are ridiculously outnumbered by the good.
And in Boston, some perverted sick soul wanted to bring terror and death to a family activity that has brought joy and togetherness to so many over they years yet hundreds dove into the disaster in an effort to right the wrong and relieve the suffering of the afflicted.
The bomber may have taken several lives and maimed many people but the sick assailant’s plan backfired as not only did a city of good people come together but also our nation as a whole became instantly galvanized. Quickly, efficiently and with great grace we stand shoulder to shoulder against the evil few that want to spread their darkness. We are no strangers to pain.
We will win, we do outnumber the bad and we are not going away. Be it a bomb, a BLM helicopter or a captive bolt gun they are all weapons of the sick and twisted and we, as a nation, will not stand for the cruelty. We will right the wrong and free the innocent.
We will win and the evil few only strengthen our resolve when they attempt to test our metal.
We, as Americans, stand united in our defense of what is right, just and of tested moral fiber.
The good will always triumph over evil…we are the very evidence of that ongoing victory.
Keep the faith.