Indignation and spite will be the downfall of this nation one dead man at a time.
Death has a ripple effect in communities; in friendships; in families. However, the stain of death by violence remains on survivors like second skin.
Your angry words do not move us and murdering in the name of murder brings no comfort. It only adds a chair at the table of loss set by confusion.
If you’ve never had to eat that meal then you are blessed.
I’m not calling for unity; I’m calling for individuality. Use your mind alone and think about the damage that rhetoric has done to this country.
If we become so callous as to desensitize ourselves from seeing a human being behind a wallet; toy gun; hoodie; or a badge; to override compassion with anger or indignation; to become inspired by murder or aspire to murderous actions then loss of life was never at the core of your concern.
Wake from the rhetoric and check yourself.