I am haunted by the image
of him calling for his mother
as he lay dying
with the left knee
of a white police officer
pressed into his neck.
The white police officer
had his left hand in his pocket
and stared straight
at the camera that filmed him
as if killing a black man
was nothing worth noting.
Nothing to see here, folks.
I said in an earlier post I would stay away from politics. But there’s always an exception.
Here is the text of an email I sent today to AG Jeff Sessions on the DOJ website:
How dare you use Romans 13 to justify the racist, immoral, inhumane separating of families at the southern border. I would expect such from Trump, a sociopathic narcissist who cares only for himself.
You call yourself a Christian.
Well, here’s another Bible verse for you.
Matthew 19:14, But Jesus said, suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Put that in your Christian pipe and smoke it, you scrofulous little racist.
In this internet age of instant communication, it seems everyone from individuals to politicians to news organizations uses Twitter now. I wish Twitter had never been invented. Sometimes I wish the internet had never been invented.
No, not really. I think the internet is a marvelous addition to our lives with benefits too many to enumerate. I use it daily. Yet it is also an agent for great harm, such as identity theft and election tampering, to name just two.
My greatest beef with Twitter is that it too often brings out not the better angels of our nature, but the worst. It is easy to spew venom at the world while masking your identity behind an anonymous handle. It’s a safe way to say hateful things you don’t have the courage to say otherwise. I wish all social media sites required posters to use their real names. Maybe it would promote a little more civility in online discourse, which would be a very, very good thing.
Of course, some people do say hateful things on Twitter using their real names. I feel sorry for them. I think they must hate themselves a little bit to lash out so hatefully at others. I think they are building pretty bad karma for themselves.
In closing, I wish you good karma and civility in all your interactions. May you always remember what goes around, comes around.
Thank you for reading my blog.
Here we go, world. This is a blog about my 74 years of living with depression, but also about lots of other things: My life’s journey, my passions, my opinions on whatever I want to share: reading, writing (2 drawer novels), helping others with their writing (BA and MA in English, freelance proofreader and editor), history, politics, music (amateur flutist), Okie pride, cats, dogs, being in love, being in platonic heterosexual relationships, supporting same-sex relationships, our gun culture, our racist history, our dying planet. Just to name a few, , , ,
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Stay tuned. Marjorie Beck