Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
For three and a half days [people] from every [group], tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial.
The most sad thing to me about Prohibition is not just the needless deaths, but the manner in which they died. Probably well over 99.999% of them with no one there holding their hand. AND probably nearly every one of their deaths was avoidable.
Shot by a gang member, or shot by the cops.
Left to die by the side of the road, or maybe in the road.
Many in a state of panic and terror right before they died.
And no one there to comfort them or hold their hand.
Then in a cruel and cold twist, the cops — who we are supposed to like and respect — seem to have been trained to think of the dying or dead as playing possum, faking it; especially if they are the ones who caused it.
You still could be faking it but you could become evidence and/or a potential lawsuit, so you again, must not be touched.
If the higher-ups are particularly angry at “your kind” then expect your dying or dead body to be left lying around a while to “send a message.” And no one there to hold your hand while you’re dying, whether a friend, family member or compassionate stranger. Or they’re being kept from you at a distance; just like Jesus was treated. Just like the two in the referenced passage above will be treated.
And now for a prayer.
Heavenly Father please comfort everyone who has lost a loved one to the horrible evil which is the Drug War.
Please comfort those who have lost more than one!
Please comfort those whose loved ones have passed on due to overdose.
Please comfort those who fear their loved ones may follow that path.
Please comfort those cops who are handed contradictory laws to enforce and strengthen them to immediately join LEAP.
Please comfort those of us who are enraged at this gross injustice, and obvious evil, that has deceived so many.
Please come for us now. Amen.