Posts Tagged ‘outcry’

Thoughts, feelings, emotions, prayers, etc.

November 26, 2014

I think about Ferguson, I feel for Ferguson. I think about Michael Brown, I think about his family, I think about his friends, I feel for them, I understand their grief even if I don’t experience it on a personal level. But maybe that isn’t true, I do feel it on a personal level, because I’m a person, and personhood really causes us to think and feel and we can’t always pick and choose what we think or feel can we? When the actual facts present in a court case tell us that an officer of the law, whose duty is to serve and respect, discharged his weapon into another human being, who was unarmed, with fatal effects, how can a grand jury tell us that, he acted with “reasonable force.” Reasonable they say? It isn’t reasonable for this boy to be dead. It isn’t reasonable that only one person is tried for something here. It isn’t reasonable there isn’t at least one indictment of some kind, or an officer stripped of his badge for ending the life of an innocent knowing full well he was unarmed, and unable to defend himself. Look at an entire town trembling under terrible police brutality on a grand scale. It isn’t reasonable that any force was used, and especially not force with fatal consequences. The president gave an amazing speech the other day on how we must move on from this together, trying to seek a solution to this fear, to this hate, together, how we must protest without lashing out, without bringing more harm, more pain, more violence. He stressed that both sides of the big issues at hand have good people on them. And the outraged, the grief-stricken, the protesting were out en masse the following morning, standing up for injustice, standing up against hate and fear, standing up against terror, and not because of some obscure or self-serving agenda, but because goodness must win the day. Remember Michael Brown, and let us hope his death will not be in vain, and let us also be respectful of his family and his loved ones whatever we feel on this issue. Peace and love to you all, dear readers.