Monday, May 22, 2017




ROBERT KENNEDY'S SPEECH ON VIOLENCE SEEMS TO MEAN NOTHING IN TODAY'S AMERICA - VIOLENCE IS MORE THAN GUNS, IT IS WORDS AND POLICIES AGAINST THOSE WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND OR WHO ARE WEAK OR POOR


While I may have been young, because of the way my brain is wired, I remember 1968, as if it were yesterday. I have no right to judge people for how their brain is wired. But I am shaken daily by how little we as humanity care about anything unless it touches upon us.

 I do not need to live in inner city Chicago to understand the nightly fear parents feel a bullet is going to come through a wall and kill their child. But America is blind to it, because it is not their fear.

Oh how I remember the hypocrisy of those who denounced marriage equality not caring how it tore at my heart to know my happiness meant nothing to them, but now demand everyone back equality now that it touches upon them. Sorry my narcissistic hypocrites, your words now fall on deaf ears.

Compassion is not a convenience when it serves your needs. It is the human compass which should guide your every word. It did not matter to you when young adults were committing suicide because of your lack of human compassion. How privileged you must feel that now it touches upon you humanity must bow to your demands.

I remember this speech as if it were yesterday. Such as Dr. King's speeches, this one lives within me. But it means nothing to us as a nation. We are so divided as a nation.

As a classically trained real socialist, I shock people all of the time by being anti abortion. All lives matter. in today's world, unless to protect the life of the mother there is no reason for an abortion. I so not consider emergency contraception to be an abortion.

I had my business boycotted by the bigoted self anointed leadership in the gay community when I boycotted the bars which banned women. When the bar owners refused to hire browns or blacks as bartenders I boycotted the bars. It was the right thing to do - that simple. It did not touch upon me personally, but it did touch upon humanity which meant it touched upon all of us equally.

My moral compass will never change. But my heart will remain broken because as humans nothing seems to matter to us unless it touches upon us personally. It is meaningless to post support for this that or the other thing, unless you are willing to get into the trenches and fight for humanity. This is not complex. I so take hope in the millions of Americans who do little things every day to make some one's life easier. So I guess there are some who care.

What a wonderful speech Bobby Kennedy gave, to only have no meaning.

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