I initially had another inspiration behind this photo, but then things changed. I’ve seen so much ugliness in the world in the last couple of days, both personally and on a grand scale, that I find myself in a state of mind that I can hardly put into words.
Sometimes, we are silenced when we need to scream. Sometimes, we scream when we should be silent. And sometimes, silence is the only answer.
With everything that has been going on lately, my heart hurts for all of us. My heart hurts because it’s gotten to this point. It hurts because I see others hurting. But it hurts the most because in a time when we should all be coming together to fight for change and fight against injustice, instead, we are perpetuating a culture of violence and ugliness that has self-destructed us in the past… and we’ve clearly learned nothing from that history. We’re blowing up the very ground we stand on… but not in a positive way. We’re looting. We’re stealing. We’re setting fire to innocent peoples’ businesses. Destroying out own livelihood and theirs. We’re becoming criminals, and using the guise of social justice as an excuse to do so.
Change needs to happen. It needs to happen. This country has been in the dark ages for too long… but watching friends, family, and other loved ones spew hate, turn their backs on their loved ones, and perpetuate violence against innocent people is scary. I can’t watch the news; I can’t scroll through Facebook. I’m just exhausted, and I’m starting to wonder when people are going to realize that they are only making this ugly wound deeper. They’re making it infected. The world around us is literally on fire, and when the smoke clears and the dust settles and all we have left is ruins and even bigger rifts in the sand, I wonder what we’re going to do then?
We should fight. What has been happening is wrong. But I’m starting to think that the noise we’re making is the wrong kind of noise. That the actions we are taking are the wrong kind of actions. We should be standing together, not ripping each other apart. We’re all supposed to be human beings… not machines devoid of emotion, compassion, love, and understanding. As this violence continues, it makes me wonder at what point we are going to remember that and actually work toward justice and change instead of self-destruction.
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