Who I Am

I’m a humanitarian before I’m an American, which makes it difficult for me to ignore how many innocent people were and are continuously killed daily by Americans and non-Americans alike in the name of “justice”.

I’m a realist, which makes me understand that you can’t kill “innocent” people and believe there will never be an attack on your “innocent” people. I understand there will be more unnecessary death in the future because “innocent” people are being killed all around the globe in the name of justice daily; both sides feeling they are just.

I’m pro-life because I believe it is  “NEVER JUST” to kill innocent people; even in the name of your God, your flag, your country, your freedom, in pursuit of monsters, to end imperialism, to protect your interest, to fight terror, or in retaliation of your pain.

I’m compassionate, which makes me more concerned about the hundreds of thousands of people that will potentially die as a result of starvation in the Horn of Africa and their loved ones who will be left behind.  I am more concerned for them, those who are currently clawing for their survival than I am about a yearly celebration of the 2,986 people who died in the attacks of 9/11.

I’m passionate about fairness, so naturally I dislike the fact that one can live a life not worthy of God and end up being memorialized as a hero by man if they died in electrifying fashion. Whereas others who dedicate their life to the betterment of mankind may never get their name mentioned in the annals of history.  I personally believe we should strive to love and pray for ALL people and put an end to the practice of idolizing or placing individuals on pedestals.  Leave the judgment of one’s greatness to God.  Our duty is simply to love.

I’m hopeful, so I believe man can move past the current dark age of hate and ignorance and learn to embrace/accept our differences.  I pray that man can find the compassion to do right by our fellow human and put an end to the senseless killing of men, women, and children.

I’m faithful, so I believe God (by whatever name you call him) will move us past our selfishness and let us see in our hearts that it’s unacceptable for another human to starve to death, to die from a lack of medical coverage, to die in the name of our Capitalistic interest, or to be killed at the hands of another man in the name of God.

I’m insane, because I know deep down in my soul that man is capable of elevation even though history repeatedly shows our barbaric nature.

I’m Sean King, which means my heart goes out to every one who loses/has lost someone, whether it be as a result of a mass attack or a random act of violence, whether it be by natural causes or through an accident. Every day more than 150,000 people die, which meant there were more than 147,000 “other” people who died on 9/11/2001 and over 550 million since that day. Do their families not grieve too?  Does the soul humanity not feel their loss as well?  Did the people who died in 9/11 attacks contribute more to humanity than the others who died on the same day and those who died after?

You know who I am; my question is who are you?

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About Sean King

Husband, Father, Writer, Philosopher, Humanitarian

Posted on September 11, 2011, in My Thoughts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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