Finding Your Voice in the Silence

As you know, I normally don’t post anything political here. My blog brings happiness… at least I hope it does, lighthearted fun, and the occasional rant.  But watching the news the past few days has been heartbreaking, and I felt the need to say something. Let me back up for a minute though, as that first sentence is not quite right… I’m still not going to post anything political, because the anguish of unjust killings and the heartbreak of deep-seated racial injustice is a human rights issue, not a political one. I will not presume to speak on behalf of the black community, but I just wish to express my solidarity, for whatever that’s worth. Enough is enough. Hell, enough was more than enough 50 years ago, 100 years ago, 200 years ago. We need to do better. We must do better. There are more eloquent writers than me tackling the issues of oppression and the marginalization of our fellow humans and sharing their words with the world right now – we need to listen. We need to change. We need to fight for change. When our fellow humans are hurting – and dying – from offenses against human rights, it falls on all of us to fight for change. When we see injustices so great that our silence implies support, we need to speak out. Find your voice and use it.

2 thoughts on “Finding Your Voice in the Silence

  1. My rage levels watching the incidents of police violence and escalation and instigation are heading toward unhealthy levels, matched only by my hatred of the right-wing stooges who are using the legitimate, peaceful protests to throw gas on every fire. That goes double for the painfully inept and evil “leaders” who are stoking the fires and dividing us as a society instead if working to find justice, calm, and heal.

    The decent, good, just people of our country need to realize we’re in a war to save our society in the most literal possible sense – and we’re losing. If we don’t throw everything we have into that fight and turn that around, quickly, then our children will live in a white supremacist, fascist state. Millions of other people’s children won’t live at all.

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