Just thinking…That can get you in trouble around here. (Want to get this up in rough draft form before the internet gets too busy discussing this issue.) How many people in Ferguson, Los Angles, and Chicago etc. are hurting fellow African Americans? Looting each others’ businesses, destroying each others property, and making it impossible for fellow African American’s who have done no wrong to live peaceful law abiding lives. Why are we hurting each other instead of arresting and prosecuting the law breakers who promote lawlessness in their own or others’ communities? How come has it become impossible for fellow African Americans and also the Caucasian and Hispanic residents of these riot torn communities to live peaceful lives and carry out normal business and to be able to safely travel in these communities?
I was a student in Madison WI at the University of Wisconsin during the Vietnam war riots after the math research building was blown up by protestors and one graduate student killed (murdered?) in the blast who was peacefully studying in the building. It was amazing that no others were killed or hurt in the blast because there was damage around the bomb site for blocks. The most noticeable damage were the shattered windows in my own psychology building blocks away and in the University Hospital complex where people came from all over to receive state of the art medical care.
I (silly me!) tried to carry on normal business going to class and carrying on my research. Certain times of day it was not safe to be on campus. My stomach was tied in knots. Certain students and professors made it clear that they enjoyed not participating in normal campus business like teaching, attending classes, etc. and rioting instead. For them, it was a big party. I remember barrels of trash set on fire in the intersections at night and young national guardsmen so scared that they shook when they gave you orders. Don’t worry I knew that they didn’t know if I was friend or foe.
To them I was just another student and potential rioter or bomb thrower. What had I done to deserve this. Nothing. I was just an innocent bystander. What about the law abiding people of Ferguson who are losing their businesses and directing from that their jobs and sources of income. Why can they no longer go peacefully about their business?
Also I have a husband who was directly involved in quelling the rots in Joliet IL at that time because he was in the national guard. He won’t talk about it. Talk about post-traumatic stress here in our own country.
I feel there is a strong politically correct movement that is preventing us from caring about each other and teaching any kind of morality. Why is this movement hurting innocent bystanders and keeping the rioting in some cases from their own doorsteps?
Just thinking…. Government is supposed to help people not hurt them. That is why we have it. There are small local movements for paying it forward and helping each other with nothing expected in return. Where is our voice in government and in local problems? Why are we the ones who ultimately get hurt by this?
This may get me in trouble! What about the coming of the Antichrist? Why have we not heard this speculated about in the media in these times?
P.S. I can’t get any related articles from the web about the Antichrist?!