Thursday, 30 June 2016
"God" help us?
If there is a God or Allah, or whatever you to choose to believe in, then "He" has certainly got it in for Turkey at the moment.
I don't need to give you a list of everything that's been thrown at us over the past year or so. If you read the papers or you are on Facebook, then you already know. And it doesn't seem to be getting any better.
It must be hard for those who have faith in something/someone they can't see or touch to carry on believing that to pray will save them. They will tell you that it's not "his" fault. It's human beings that create this chaos. Well of course it is.
This beautiful country and it's warm and welcoming people are suffering. Their indomitable spirit is being eroded bit by bit.
Tourism has taken the biggest hit because people are too afraid to come here. It's understandable of course, but if they choose to go somewhere else for their holidays they are just as much at risk. Nowhere is entirely safe.
Those who work in tourism have a few months to earn what they can to support their families throughout the rest of the year. My husband is one of them, but I consider us to be better off than a lot of others. We live rent free in a house owned by my father-in-law, and I have my state pension to subsidise us, which is just as well as my husband has recently been laid off from his job and is now in a different area with a similar position. But still there are few tourists, so little chance of earning money. I feel for those whose families who have no other income other than that provided by their men working in tourism.
This latest atrocity at Istanbul Airport would seem to be the final nail in the coffin. My thoughts (but not prayers) are with those who have lost loved ones yet again from an act of terrorism.
Most of the blame has to lie at the feet of the one running the country, but of course I am not going to say anything more about that. Those who live here know exactly what I mean. I'll keep my mouth shut...we no longer have freedom of speech.
The world is changing...and not for the better. Leaders everywhere seem to have little concern for the people of their countries. Their interest is solely about power and control. We are seeing so much hatred and prejudice.
Love is the only way forward. Unconditional love for our fellow man. Hate never wins.