We Watch Ourselves Die, Every Single Day
We do don’t we, we watch ourselves die every day via some form of media, or worse, with our own eyes. We see constantly how there are so many people all around us who for many different reasons, are starving and who lack basic shelter from the elements. Not just one gender or race, we are all one, one against physical attacks against our women and our children. We condemn them, yet they continue.
The troubles we are seeing in Ferguson Mo and other communities is a wake up call to the main stream media of a deep seeded hate and mistrust of our own Law Enforcement Agencies . Yes is does appear obvious that it is possible race was in part an issue there, but that is only known for sure in the hearts of the two men who were doing the tango. I am not wise enough to assume to know their inner thoughts. I do know that I pray to God that it (race) did not. Race, being an issue with anyone who says they believe in Jesus is putting hot coals under their own feet. The real issue in these demonstrations is highlighting what it has become, new rules of engagement and more training seem to be needed by Police Departments and within the general public. Better re-pore with every Law Enforcement Department in the world and with the whole community they serve. Huge other factor, people badly need to quit breaking the law in the first place and when an Officer tells you to stop then stop, if they say put your hands up, just shut up and do it. I have lived many places in my days and I have witnessed towns and regions where the Police were the problem because they were/are because they are/were either dirty, violent, or both. I have lived in places as we do now where the Law Enforcement Officers I have met have all been raised as quality people. All Policing Departments around the world must be true friends of their communities of which they are part of or they risk the wrath of the population and of becoming nothing but a target because of their Badge.
Most everyone that I know lives either week to week, or at most could only last 4-6 weeks without any revenue coming in. Most small business are very fortunate to last 90 days waiting on their biggest customers to pay them. Life is hard, we all know that, obviously for some, life really drew them a bum deal from their beginning. By American standards I would have to put our physical wealth at a D. Nothing to brag about for sure, yet we are not hungry or cold. Now, switch your thoughts to the poor we see around us, homeless and hungry in our own townships. We do not care enough about others often enough (more meals than just on holidays) to see if we can help create a unit of family within our own local communities.
Last I heard the UN was cutting off food to Syrian Refuges because people who had promised to donate had not sent the money yet. They said that is about 1.2 million people are going to quit getting food. This is a humanity crisis! How do we as a human race allow the horrors all around us? Is that it, because it is all around us, we are inundated, saturated in blood? And because most all people have to work so hard every week or day just to have this food and this roof that we do forget about what is going on in the rest of the communities we live in. Each day our media shows us clips of the bad going on around the world, and we just wait and pray and hope that what we see on TV today won’t be our own town massacre tomorrow. The hungry revolt for basic human needs. If we do not care enough to care about our own Brothers/Sisters/Children who are our own blood and our own neighbors then how in the name of Who/What Deity we worship can we ourselves expect the condition of humanity to survive. Let us all do what we personally can toward trying to work as a community, try to help humanize all those we can that are around us each day. In doing so, we humanize ourselves.