For leading me to the Jena 6 madness. As a Southerner with a capital S I constantly try to explain that really racism is a problem the whole country faces. Unfortunately this story seems to prove me wrong.
And, as the article points out, it did not get the press coverage it deserved. Everyone needs to be aware of misconception and alienation and ESPECIALLY racism. North, South, Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, all of us, etc. This is what I’m talking about. Why? Why? WHY? Why do we continue to allow these things to go on?
Read it people, respond. There is no problem voicing your opinion to your senators. No one can hurt you for that (unless you threaten — which . . . anyway). Send an email. Write. Call Whatever it takes. Wars big and small (and there are no small wars) need ALL attention. Here’s the link to write or email any (pseudo or real) representative. (Click here! NOW)
Now, something that has been bothering me. Yesterday I posted and it brought out a comment that seemed to disparage a friend of my parents. Honestly, I admit I only met Jackie Malone once or twice, so I’m no judge. BUT, first and foremost, I’m a daddy’s girl and I trust my father about his opinion. He, like me, holds out till the very end. You really do have to prove yourself with us. Sad, yes, but true. However, I respect any differences to this perspective. That is who I am. Yet, I’ll put it this way. I wrote poems about Reagan-nomics, I used to refer to Nixon as the first evil; but then they died. And, whatever anyones’ grievance is against the dead — they are dead. To bastardize the dead is cowardice. So, if you have a problem with leaders in your community, or in the administration, or in any other living facet — BE BOLD. Let them have it. But once they are gone, they are gone. Let them rest in peace.
Love people! I’m having a revolution here. Hope you are doing the same.