please keep us in your thoughts

Mexico is going through a lot lately and to make things worse, there was a school shooting in Monterrey yesterday, which is not very common here in Mexico (I think this is our fist recorded school shooting). We have a problem with our gas, our economy, the government, and now schools are freaking out too. I know that if these problems were happing anywhere else, it would be everywhere. All I ask is to keep us in your thoughts and help spread awareness about this. thank u

About the shooting...

There’s been a shooting in a school of Monterrey, México. It is sad to think that violence has escalated to this point. People are blaming the parents, the shooter’s depression, the tv, music and video games and I just wonder, REALLY

We live in Mexico, a country with strong “gun regularisation laws” and also one of the most corrupt places in the world, where it’s not okay to criticise the religion, but it is okay to disrespect women. It’s not okay to seek justice for justice is just a joke. We live in a country where a great part of the population thinks violence solves things. A society that mocks depression as being a “mariquita”, that glorifies violence and drug traffickers, that doesn’t accept differences and cultural diversity. That thinks impunity, corruption and bullying are okay as long as you don’t get caught. This was a time bomb about to explode, and it exploded in the worst way, harming innocents, as almost always. 

It is not the depression, the tv, music, games, etc. It is the EDUCATION, from both, the system and the society. If you teach a kid that harming others is okay, then he will think it is okay. 

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD!!!

We just have our first school shooting in Mexico!!!!!
Weirdly enough I think it’s was on a private American own elementary or secondary school
Everything was caught on the security cameras!!!! The video is absolutely fuck up!!!!! We are all in shock, even though there’s a ton of violence and crimes in Mexico we’ve never experienced something like this, seeing a young boy shooting at his classmates in cold blood it shocked me to the very core
Please pray for the victims who are in critical condition right now. UPDATE: the shooter was a 15 year old boy and some reports say he was suffering from depression, he was pronounced brain dead so his family decided to donate his organs. The 3 victims who got shot in the head (the teacher, a boy and a girl) are still in critical condition please keep them and their families in your prayers

A veces no podemos ser tan fuertes como quisiéramos, a veces no podemos sonreír cuando nos pesan tanto los problemas, a veces no podemos hacer como si no pasa nada delante de nuestros padres, a veces solamente nos quedamos callados, pensamos y pensamos en que hay de malo en nosotros, a veces hacemos caso a las voces de nuestra cabeza sin pensar en el daño que podríamos generar, a veces tomamos decisiones equivocadas y casi siempre pensamos que estamos solos, pero no es así... A veces nos falta en quien confiar, a quien contarle nuestros problemas o simplemente como nos fue en nuestro día y ser como realmente somos, sin máscaras, sin tratar de encajar. Posiblemente no me conoces ni yo a ti, pero si tienes un problema prometo contarte un chiste para hacerte sonreír.

PD: si te sientes mal, estoy aquí para ti. 

Vivo en una ciudad adolorida por las balas
las discotecas cerraron, al igual
que los labios que pronunciaban la esperanza
y la política tampoco nos ayudaba
vi a mi cuñado con su rostro asustado,
lágrimas atrapadas de coraje,
un convoy que lo tuvo secuestrado,
al igual supe de conocidos
que tentados por el camino fácil
desaparecieron a las orillas de un río.
Vivo en una ciudad adolorida por las balas,
llena de smog, donde el trabajador
que gana un salario injusto
a las horas de su cuerpo,
tiene que gastarse la mitad de su sueldo
para transportarse a su labor,
vi a los hípsters creerse intelectuales
y con los que aman la carne asada
y el futbol; eran lo que sigue
de intolerantes
¿De qué sirve tener ideas brillantes
si el fin te lleva a lo miserable?
Los diccionarios no te hacen más humano,
pero sí, las historias, que atento escuchas
de tus hermanos.
Son pocos los que estando arriba,
te miran hacia abajo para darte la mano
Pero el aire, a pesar de estar tan contaminado,
es la consciencia de un sabio,
y sé que existe la voluntad de un cambio,
cambios que no provocarán los mandatarios,
un cambio es un BUENOS DÍAS,
UNA CARTA DE AMOR,
un cambio es TE ENSEÑO LO QUE SÉ
SI HARÁS ALGO DE PROVECHO,
un cambio es COMPARTIR TUS IDEAS
SIN SEMBRAR FANTATISMO,
un cambio es UNA PALABRA DE ALIENTO,
RECONCILIARTE CON TU PADRE,
un cambio es DARLE DE COMER AL DESAUCIADO,
UNA MONEDA AL MÚSICO DE LA CALLE,
REGALAR TU OBRA AL QUE TE CRITICA,
JUGAR CON LOS NIÑOS
y me he dado cuenta
que es muy egoísta pensar
que no puedo restar un poco del dolor
de esta ciudad
adolorida por las balas
—  El color de los tallos, Quetzal Noah

keep Monterrey in your thoughts today. A kid shot his classmates this morning, and there are awful pictures of the incident going around the internet already. Empathise with the family of those little children that were murdered today and do not watch the video, don’t spread the pictures.