I’ve  asked  this question  far too many  times  now.

I asked  why when people  were killed  in  Nice, Belgium ,  Berlin ,  Barcelona  and Paris . 

I asked why when it happened  twice in London . 

I didn’t  think  that  I  would  need to ask why in New York  City .

But it seems  as though  I  have  to .

On Halloween  afternoon ,  that’s  October  31st  to the rest of the world ,  a rented truck with a logo from the lumber and other goods store, Home Depot, drove down a street  on the city’s  very busy West Side Highway . 

The street he drove down, West Street ,  is mainly a bike and pedestrian  only street.

According  to  witnesses, he was going the wrong way from Houston  to  Chambers Street . 

If you know New York  City ,  you know this is about 20 or so long blocks.

This was NO accident  that the driver  was going the wrong  way  and very fast.

He was going out of  his way to cause as much damage as possible.

In the end, eight people  were killed and as of now 15 people were taken  to  hospitals .

Ironically ,  this bike path is in the shadow  of  the  Freedom  Tower, also know as One Observatory  Tower.

It replaced the fallen Twin  Towers of the World  Trade Center . 

As with the other cities, a truck has suddenly  become  “The weapon  of  choice” to create as much death and destruction  as possible . 

The people  who  were killed were from Argentina  and  Belgium  just biking on a path that a lot of New Yorkers use every day.

Among the injured were two children  on a school bus.

Besides ramming the truck into pedestrians and bicyclists ,  he also hit a school  bus.

Unlike the others who carried out these attacks in the name of “religion  “, the person who did this is in a New York  City  hospital.

As of right now, they don’t  have a reason why he chose  this particular  street  in New York  City  or why the city was a target again . 

I don’t  care what his reason was or why this seems  to  keep happening  everywhere  now.

I’ve gotten tired of  asking why.

2 thoughts on “I’M TIRED OF ASKING WHY

  1. Girl. Same. I know they say we shouldn’t live in fear, but it’s really hard not to with a small child. I used to not be scared to get on an airplane – it was fun and exciting – these days I’m overanalyzing everything if I find myself in an airport, and I get very anxious and nervous when on a plane. I’m scared when I’m walking down the street pushing my stroller. I’m scared taking the tube. I’m scared going to museums and concerts and anywhere with a big social presence. It’s sad because I used to not be this way. It seems like it’s a question of WHEN not IF. So many precious lives cut short for nothing. Too many people mourning loved ones who shouldn’t have to. I’m tired of asking myself why, too.


    • True. I just don’t understand. Why, what are you trying to prove ? Don’t use religion or politics cause y’all ain’t about that life. You’re just bitter and want everyone to be afraid to do anything . It’s sad, but the rest of us just have to get on with our lives and not let the haters win .

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