It was a morning like any other when I turn on the TV to listen to the news while I made my morning cup of coffee. I never imagined that this morning would be different from any other morning that I have, but this morning was different.
It was the morning that all the horror on the news suddenly looked like a movie reel and nothing that could be happening in real life. Police officers dead, color once again separating people, dead overseas, war, terror attacks in multiple countries.
This was the morning that I stood in my living room, watching the news casters talking about the different losses around the world and an understanding washed over me. No one is safe or exempt from all of this.
People have lost their minds. There will always be a select few that don’t like someone for their color, there will always be that one officer that isn’t an officer for the right reasons, there will always be someone with mental instabilities that will try to hurt people…. but when did the world turn into this? Where the actions of the few define the many?
Most police officers are there to protect you!
Most people could care less what color, gender, weight, height, nationality someone is, they like you for your personality!
Most people can agree to disagree. I’m not sure when our society turned into a “if you don’t think just like me then you are wrong and I can’t like or be civil to you.” But it is wrong! People are supposed to have different views, different likes and dislikes, different opinions. What a boring place the world would be if everyone liked the same things, people, ect.
When did the freedom of speech become muted? Where you are condemned, bullied and attacked if you say the wrong thing. Where ever thing that comes out of your mouth becomes twisted into a wrong for someone else’s agenda.
A society where people are more comfortable spreading hate through their computer screens instead of lifting one another up and helping encouraging others.For just one second imagine a world where all the hate that is spread in social media was changed to encouragement. Imagine what kind of place that would be…. but we will never get there. Because everyone feels entitled to their own opinions to the point that they can’t be open minded and kind.
This morning I stood in my living room watching the news feed and I cried. My coffee forgotten on the table behind me. I mourned for the country that we are loosing. The state of humanity that is slipping through our fingers. The hope that was once our strength, that is now been twisted into something that is smothering us.
We are no longer great. We are an embarrassment. We have created a mess for ourselves and our children. We have tampered with and destroyed something that we could have improved, if we would have only stayed civil. We have fallen where others have stood. We have regressed our country, our thoughts, and our lives back to an era where status, color, and nationality dictate and rule….and for what?
Is the dead that we bury honored? Remembered in any way? Is the unlawful and unjustified killings worth anything? NO! They are just unlawful and unjustified. A waste of life where it didn’t have to be wasted!!!
Why is this happening? When did we become this? When did this nation slip and fall along the way?
But more importantly…. What are we going to do to fix it?