Pattison's Perspectives

Have you hugged your kids today?

I don’t mean hugged them, I mean really hugged them.

It doesn’t matter the relation. Biological, adopted, foster, or guardianship, the question remains the same: have you hugged your kids today?

Not like it’s an obligation and they’re an inconvenience, but like it’s an honor and they’re a blessing.

And I’m not talking about the usual fleeting hugs you give them as you rush off to work, I’m talking about hugs that remain with them long after you’ve left.

Do you hug them with such singularly focused determination that they feel safe, loved beyond measure, and blissfully unaware of their own mortality? That they feel untouchable from all the fears and insecurities of life that their little hearts secretly endure?

Do you grip them so deeply that they feel nothing bad could befall them as long as they remain in your embrace? That they are sheltered from the chaos of a world around them that’s gone mad?

Do you hug them so passionately that in your arms is the only place they want to be? That when they grow older they will look back on those hugs and yearn to be in that moment with you again?

Do you hug them with such an abiding love that they will long to return to that place—and that very moment in time—where mommy and daddy loved them like crazy and made them feel like nothing else in the world was more important, more precious, or more sought after?

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Waking the Proles

Las Vegas: One Year Later.

Today marks the first anniversary since the Las Vegas tragedy that resulted in the death of 59 concert goers and injuries to over 500 others.

It was a grand-scale mass shooting that was quickly pulled from the news cycle and dropped down the memory hole before being replaced with much greater pressing news such as football players kneeling during the National Anthem.

But for those who aren’t as easily lulled to sleep or given over to distraction, many unanswered questions about this mass causality event remain a year later, including the nagging inconsistencies and contradictions in the official narrative, the changing timelines, the witnesses describing multiple shooters at the concert (see here), and the witnesses describing shooters in other casinos like the Bellagio (see here and here), Planet Hollywood (see here and here), the Aria (see here), and Caesar’s Palace (see here).

Today, on the one-year anniversary, I want to salvage one of those news stories from the abyss of the memory hole and dust it off for your consideration. Continue reading here.