Saturday, July 09, 2016
All Lives Matter
White citizens sitting in comfortable chairs in comfortable homes watch on TV, the two Black citizens in their last moments on the planet. "Oh that is just so sad," or words to that effect. And then they eat breakfast in their comfortable kitchens, get in their comfortable cars and head out to their comfortable jobs.
Underestimating, or rather totally oblivious of the depth of despair and anger felt by the folks of other colors and ethnic origins, the comfortable White citizens are horrified when five of their own race and protectors of the common good are gunned down by sniper bullets.
"My God, what did they do to deserve being shot in the back?" Hands begin wringing, White anger builds and before anyone can get a handle on it, the powder keg is primed and ready to blow.
I witnessed first hand the violence, hate and discontent that gripped our nation back in the 1960's. While playing a lacrosse game against St Alban's Prep in high school, the all white squads of both teams watched Washington DC burning. The game went on even as it appeared the city was being destroyed. White people were clueless then and apparently they still are.
I hate race card issues. Matter of fact I hate that there is even a word like "race". All our lives would be so much simpler if both sides could/would drop the term from our lexicon. The fact that humans come in different hues is such a piss poor reason to hate each other. Nobody's life is more important than another's.
All lives matter.