posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 08:36 AM
What a world.
Thyere are important issues at stake here. We have a prime example of of what we should be, in those amazing people at the church. They showed us the
way to advance and move forward. We have an example of the evil side of humanity, in the form of a torubled, angry, confused young man who obviously
felt so oppressed himself he couldn't see the evil inherent in hatred when it engulfed him. We should be asking ourselves questions like "How can we
be more like those amazing people in the church?" or "what could drive someone so far over the edge to do what he did?" or even "What can we do to
make sure no one is ever consumed by this much anger again?"
That's not what we are asking ourselves.
The President is asking "What can we do to outlaw guns?" and "Should we be screaming louder about racism?"
I saw a thread yesterday that asked "Should we be jailing people who we think are racist?"
These people at the protest are are asking "Why should we allow a flag?"
The people who wrote the graffiti are asking "Why should we allow others to celebrate their heritage?"
Some have asked "Why don't we just lock up people with mental health issues?"
And so it goes. A gun didn't jump up in the middle of a church service; a man pulled the trigger. That man was a lone wolf, a deeply troubled
individual who was driven over the edge by something I don't fully understand and doubt many do. I do know that a large part of that something was a
feeling that his own heritage was being disrespected... a perception in his mind that became his reality, regardless of the true reality of what he
saw and heard.
9 people didn't go to church today. Not 9 black people. 9 people. 9 human beings who were cut down needlessy and innocently. They aren't there because
one person, not one white person but one person, was so hate-filled as to be unable to see the horror of what he was doing.
An entire community today is in pain, a pain that will last for some time yet and will leave a scar that may never heal. But they have showed such
bravery, such courage, such honor in their reactions to this travesty as to make me sometimes wonder if they are not angels in disguise. I haven't
seen people this strong since the Amish schoolhouse shooting several years back. They lost so much... but then I see those who have lost nothing,
those whose only reason for anger is empathy, screaming for revenge and blood, clamoring for an end to freedoms, begging for another entire culture to
be punished for one man's actions... the very definition of racism, the very thing they claim to despise.
They emulate Darynn Roof, out of anger at Darynn Roof.
Yeah, what a world.