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we already know the truth

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When will we ever learn? The truth is we don’t have to learn. We already know. The problem is we do not care enough to act.

Until that changes we will continue to suffer mass shootings and continue to watch our children and innocents gunned down on a weekly basis. Our lack of concerted, consistent action is as repugnant as it is shameful.

what have we become?

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I do not find this remarkable. I find it remarkably sad. I am deeply ashamed of the image our country now presents to the rest of the world. The acceptance of such corruption and the glorification of such immorality is just incomprehensible to me. The blind acceptance of the sheer brutishness of this man sickens me.

what we truly need

And it still needs to be said in 2016.

These words by Bobby Kennedy we true when he spoke them in 1968.  Today, over 50 years later, they still resonate. Truth is a light that shines down through history undimmed by corrupt leaders espousing hatred and racism. What we really need in our country are true leaders willing to work for justice rather than enriching themselves and toeing the party line.

our silence is complicity

Silence in the face of unmistakable human rights violations is not golden. Such silence is unadulterated yellow.

One current example is the unbelievable violence against young black men in this country by law enforcement officers. White suspects are not shot 10 or 20 times.

These are human rights violations that I am used to seeing in dictatorships and third world nations without a functioning rule of law. This violence has to stop. It’s time to police the police.

a simple, but solid, working definition

When I think of #BLOTUS, his family and cronies, this quote immediately comes to mind. Never in my lifetime have I witnessed such unmitigated intolerance, lying and corruption focused in the hands of so few and accepted by so many.