reply to post by JacKatMtn
I'd lived a fairly long life already when I first met William Commanda and been guilty of a great deal of stupidity before that initial meeting with
him in Kanata almost seven years ago.
Did I change after talking with him for an hour? I'd say that my life changed from that moment on. It was a long drive home from his place, about 8
hours, and my wife and I talked about his message the entire way. From that day on, I put an effort into getting to know him better and that never
stopped until his passing.
Now, it's all reflection and trying to compare what I see in the world and how he would want to see things changed for the better. What is
better and how can we even begin to see a way? How would he have reacted to the Trayvon/Zimmemann incident itself and what would he have thought of
the public reaction through the distorted lens of the media (ATS included)?
I think I know...
The man I knew would have felt sad for both and blamed neither of these young men for their anger and fear. Then he would likely have pointed out how
so many people had taken sides after the fact, instead of understanding that both had real reasons for acting the way they did in that moment of
Those reasons need examining, I'm sure he'd point out.
He would have forgiven both of them in his heart and been disappointed at the circus which has embroiled a nation as a result. He would have seen it
as an illness within society that can be cured without therapy nor psychotropic drugs... just good common sense and simple kindness. No-one
to hate, we are driven to it by the inhumanity that we see everywhere every day and that
is the real problem. Until we can change
that constant hatred and fearmongering, some will only continue to react as they did.