Riots Across The Nation #riotsacrossthecountry
In the past 3 days as the riots continue throughout the US, four different people have confessed to me that they have become acutely aware of the state of our humanity lately, and it is deeply disturbing. To some of us, it is obvious that the last straw has been pulled, the cry of ENOUGH!!!!!!, echos across the land.
The relentless video proof of the racially inspired murder of the unarmed black man in our streets by law enforcement is a sickening display of this ambient and pervasive cruelty. When will the healing begin, the hating halt, when will peace prevail? The entire country has hit the boiling point after 2 months of lockdown and nationwide personal health and economic uncertainty, not to mention several of an administration that is intrinsically criminal, dismissive, abusive and deeply disturbed, while it normalizes said behavior with every tick of the clock, with every creepy Tweet that is allowed to be published, every breath that the mentally ill leader takes. Then there is the 400 years of cruelty and abuse, made increasingly transparent but no less deadly by the judicial efforts to address the issues without any genuine culpability or sincere attempt at reparations, not even an apology. At least Obama finally apologized to the Native Americans for that genocide. US racial and social policy is like the allopathic practice of treating the symptoms of cancer by offering a pain killer while doing nothing to eradicate the malignant cell growth.
I cry out for Racial Detente! A demand for presence at the table of the inept, oblivious, greedy, and cruel powerful white men and the sea of brown faces of every size, shape, gender, socioeconomic and political group. I cry out for an admission of responsibility, a willingness to self reflect to change the practices that perpetuate modern day slavery by economic and social policy.
The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth
This is the part about the meek inheriting the earth. When a group of people have been marginalized, disenfranchised and abused for centuries and ........... still survive, still thrive, there is an unstoppable power seeded deep within every individual who faces that oppression daily. In the place of divinity, that is the one mind, each one knows the truth, it may be fleeting and criss cross the veil of consciousness, but in the gut the truth is known that the warrior resides in all of us and love is the most powerful force on earth.
“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.”Pema Chodron
The only way through this is to trust in God and tie up our camels. The power of LOVE is so much stronger than anything else. It is time to come together as ONE FORCE! Use the power of your words, practice peace within your own heart, exercise your right to vote, boycott, talk to each other, figure out what candidates have the ability to make the changes and let us get started. There is so much to do. We cannot overhaul a system if we let them stand on our necks another day. ENOUGH!!!!!!