Response to noiretextatique (Original post)
Tue Apr 24, 2012, 02:56 PM
Ecumenist (5,829 posts)
11. NoireTextatique, You and I have cross posted on this topic and many others having to do with
injustice regarding people of color, the poor, women etc. and there hasn't been ONE SINGLE SOLITARY TIME I have disagreed with you. This post has to be one of the most eloquent, poignant and brutally honest I have ever read here or anywhere. I think that people need to examine themselves and look into their REAL reasons for saying and supporting the things that they have. Like you, I have always said that for me to say I have hate to anyone who is white, Asian, Native, African, meansthat I would be expressing the highest point of self loathing.
I wish that I knew how to make people understand why it is so revolting to take the stance that somehow the very fact that Trayvon was shot and murdered for no reason other than what he looked like but I suspect that they are more than aware of what it is they're promulgating. The Rot and hatred was always there, just festering below the surface but the latest turn in what passes for political discourse and the advent of the internet, ( with the attendant anonymous freedom to say the most vile things while hiding behind a screen) has made it acceptable once again.
I don't think that the things that have happened since the election of Obama, including but not limited to the murders of the college student in Pasadena, the vietnam Vet by police who were recorded using slurs and threats, growth of groups determined not only to take the country back to the 50's but to the 1850's, is no accident. The attempt at retrograding society isn't just focused on minorities but at women, the immigrant and the poor.
The only reason that I don't lose all hope is because it took a huge swath of Americans, not just black but ALL of us to back up the Susan G Komen organisation, the dearth of justice in the Martin murder case, the corporate sponsors of ALEC and many other atrocities against humanity. It's not going to be easy, (nothing worthwhile ever is) but if we continue to stay cohesive and fight the encroaching darkness, we will eventually win out. I will stand will you and the nameless millions who stand on the side of decency, justice, equality and justice.
Thank you, NoireTextatique for writing something that has been in the hearts and minds of people all across the globe.
Let me live in a house by the side of the road, where the race of the man go by. The men who are good and the men who are bad; As good or as bad as I.I would not sit in the scorner's seat nor hurl the cynic's ban, just let me sit in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man. Sam Walter Foss
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