Monday, January 19, 2015

Teach Your Children Well

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

It's beginning to feel like 1960 all over again and I'm seeing a dream becoming a nightmare and a manifest falling apart at the seams, one stitch at a time.  And I ask you, everyone, to think, for just one easy minute today, about all the people in this country who lost their lives so that others could find theirs. And I'm seeing a pendulum swinging backwards.  What have we learned? Who are we? Weren't we supposed to be so much further by now?  Why does racism still exist, polarizing our society at a time when we need unity more than we have ever before?  And why do I harbor a fear of a war, here on our soil?  

We terrorize each other.

The war I fear is Civil War and the potential is greater than anything we've imagined from our "enemies" because we've forgotten so much about respecting all people, about not judging people by their color.  We've become silent in our every day lives.  What's happening to us and when are we going to wake up?

More later.

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