Thoughts and Prayers……

Americans are familiar with tweets and posts. There is a crisis that occurs or tragedy and immediately our country’s leaders speak, tweet, and post: thoughts and prayers. Sadly, because the world is so broken and tragedies are happening more often than they should but the “thoughts and prayers” train always comes on time. Those words when tweeted out from American leaders have always rung so hollow for me and continue to do so to this day. It is a subtle form of gaslighting that attempts to make many people rationalize and accept as normal a terrible event or situation. Thoughts and prayers two things that I find…