My personal position is that violence is never the answer, and I’m just as heartbroken to hear about this Dallas tragedy as I was to hear about the tragic deaths of the civilians at the hands of police. My heart breaks for all of the lives lost, families destroyed, chaos broadened, fear & confusion & hatred heightened. A tragedy is a tragedy. I’ve never agreed with “an eye for an eye” because that makes us all blind.
Even so, I find it interesting how some people had nothing to say about the events that occurred prior to the Dallas shooting, but are now up in arms about it all. If all lives matter, why not say/respond/act equally to each tragic incident? Why does only this tragedy deserve your attention, compassion and emotion?
Bryant Gumble shares some powerful truths:
“there is no justification for a society where my son has a far greater chance of being stopped, held, killed, than your son, simply because he is black”
Take the time to listen to the radio show below about how we can hold the police accountable, what can be done to prevent these murders of innocent African Americans. In the segment after it talks about how moderate Muslims are horrified about Isis, and also how unfortunately some people think that all Muslims are that extreme and brutal. Yes we all have to stand up for each other, but I like to hear the African American voices and Muslim voices, I want to hear their point of view and their direction and suggestions.
Life is precious,
When things hit close to home, it hurts deep inside,
Anything about how my ancestors and fellow Jews suffered throughout history makes me want to take action, so history is never repeated again.