Yesterday I read about another shooting of police. I read about racists and murders condoning more murders and in the same breath say that it is their duty to fight for equality.
I do not understand how this can make sense to anyone. How can you reach equality through murder?
Last night I went to bed thinking “What can I do?”
I did some research to try and understand everyone’s point of view. I read news, blogs, tweets, rants and raves. I still do not understand.
A life is a life.
As a society we only seem to value the life of a person who contributes to society OR one that is willing to pay for the right to be heard (more common now-a-days is seems.)
Everyday billions of people get up, go to their various jobs and return home to take care of their families. All we want to do is do what must be done to survive. In most cases this does not include killing people (war excluded.)
Our jobs should not make us targets. The color of our skin, religion (or lack of,) gender, sexual orientation or creed (nation of birth) should NOT make us a target of another’s prejudice.
I realize that the different races did some horrible things to some other races. Heck, race A – tribe A did horrible things to race A – tribe B. What happened to our ancestors trickles down into today. We should be able to learn and over come these horrors in our history.
We will not be able to master fates, or the fate of the planet we call Earth, until we are able to value all life.
I thought long about what I could do.
It came to me creating a small icon. I hope that others will share it (maybe improve upon it.)
ALL LIFE MATTERS