Where I Stand
To be clear, I am Pro Life, which means I have reached a point in my life where I stand against any and all violence perpetrated against human beings. I stand against human beings declaring themselves the judge, jury, and the administrators of justice against other human beings.
I stand against anyone and everyone who takes innocent lives in the name of war, in the name of gangs, in the name of the police, in the name of your religion, in the name of your country, in the name of your flag, in the name of terrorism, in the name of you stepped on my shoe…
From my perspective, the police shooting an unarmed man is not any more tragic than a black man murdering a whole family in a drive by. An American drone murdering innocent children in the Middle East is no less heinous than a terrorist act in Boston. A bomb in Norway is no more tragic than a bomb in Oklahoma City. The murder of Trayvon Martin is no more of a travesty than the murder of Hadiya Pendleton of Chicago…
My heart pours out to every innocent human being that is victimized by violence under whatever pretense someone chooses to use. There is no gray area and violence has never provided a permanent solution at home or abroad, in the American streets or between countries. There is always bad blood left over, there is always a spark that will start it back up, there is always revenge bound to happen, and there is always unnecessary shit that will happen because of the unnecessary shit that has happened.
One day we will be the civilized people we say we are. I just hope that day comes before it’s too late.
Posted on April 16, 2013, in My Thoughts and tagged hope, Justice, Life, Murder, Peace, Pro Life, Terrorism, Violence. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
I hope your message reaches many. This is a perspective many either forget about or just don’t have. There is so much sharing on social media of the horrific Boston tragedy, but there are cities in which this happens every single day, leaving people, children, loved ones dead, mutilated, or worse, every single day, and as much attention isn’t paid to any of that.
I’m hoping with you that the day of civilisation comes before it’s too late.