Friday, July 08, 2016
What We Can Learn From the Madness in America
The last thing I wanted to do was write about the violent horror show that is Crazy America.
Because I was so traumatized by the Orlando massacre, I've had trouble writing about ANYTHING.
But with two more black men being shot dead, for nothing.
And after this latest explosion of violence.
I feel I need to force myself to say something.
(1) Joe Walsh, a former Tea Party Congressman, should be arrested for sending out this tweet.
Charged with threatening the President and inciting a race war.
(2) Barrack Obama is right about this.
“When people say black lives matter, that doesn’t mean blue lives don’t matter,” Mr. Obama said. “It just means all lives matter.” Still, he added, “The data shows black folks are more vulnerable to these kinds of incidents.
“People of good will can do better.”
And I can only imagine how frustrated and bitterly disappointed that great black President must feel, to see his time in office end with such an eruption of hatred and violence.
(3) With some of that violent madness starting to rear its ugly head in our country.
And with more death threats aimed at Justin Trudeau than I have ever seen aimed at any politician in this country...
I think it's time the police cracked down on those violent hate mongers before their threats inspire some crazy to actually try it. And turn our hopes for a better future to tragedy.
Oh yeah, and one more thing. You may have heard that Black Lives Matter (Toronto) wants to ban police officers from the Gay Pride parade.
But after what happened in Dallas last night, I think it's even more important to welcome them with open arms...
Because it's only by building bridges that we can make things better and safer for all of us.
As these Dallas police officers were trying to do a few hours before five of their colleagues were killed...
No justice no peace is the right message.
But in this country ALL lives should matter.
Unity is better than division.
And only by respecting and reaching out to each other in these very scary times.
Can we keep our beautiful Canada peaceful and safe...
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