Americans Unite

We are in the holiday season but many families are mourning the loss of their loved ones. This is a time for us to unite and come together as one yet there are some who continue to sow seeds of division.

Two police officers lost their lives at the hands of a man who has no respect for lives, not for his own or for others. He was a person with a hatred of the police, a person who was arrested multiple times. He had just shot his ex-girlfriend and was on the run. He knew the police were coming after him. One report said he had mental issues and that he was estranged from a number of his relatives. It is unfortunate that he used Eric Garner and Michael Brown’s name in his posts but does this makes someone else responsible for his actions? When Eric Frien shot and killed two police officers in Pennsylvania in September was it someone else’s fault?

It is time to stop the name calling, finger pointing and blaming people for the action of others. It is petty, it is stupid and it will get us nowhere. We are all a part of the problem and it is imperative that we all be a part of the solution. We must stop acting like spoiled kindergarten brats and work together to fix a system that needs fixing. We are a nation divided against itself and why we squabble with each other we are leaving ourselves open for our enemies to capitalize on our weaknesses. Let us not lose focus. We are one people we are in this together. Let us unite and work together to make America a better place.

Cops Killed in Brooklyn

It is disheartening to hear of the shooting death of two Police Officers in Brooklyn today Wednesday 20th December.
They were shot execution style while sitting in their vehicle. It is reported that the lone gunman who killed the officers took his own life. We must all condemn this horrendous act. Condolences to the families of these two officers who will not be home for Christmas. It is sad indeed the bloodshed must stop. There is no justification in snuffing out the lives of others.

Taliban Attack in Pakistan

Joy to the world, Peace on earth and good will to men… Sadly this is not a time of joy or peace for many families in Pakistan. The horror that unfolded on Tuesday is a poignant reminder of the Sandy Hooks shooting in December 2014. What happened in Pakistan is even worse. The onslaught was carried out by people seeking revenge and in the aftermath more that 140 people were killed and of that amount about 130 were children.

It is very sad that people are so heartless in taking the lives of others. We cannot have peace by creating wars. There is no justifying bloodshed and mayhem. The world is a big place and there is room enough for us all to live together in peace and harmony.

The Cure For Hate

Mankind search for the cure for diseases but I say wouldn’t it be great if we found the cure for hate. It is not a disease yet it is so contagious. It rips apart families and lives with a vengeance. Hate knows no compassion. It knows no sense of right or wrong. It creates sadness and pain, it take lives. Those who inflict grief on others because of hate do not seem to understand that every time you take the life of another you do something wrong.

I wish there was a pill those who hate could take to make their hatred go away. I wish there was a vaccine that could give immunity to hate. Wives, mothers, sisters, brothers, men and women at sometime or another have felt the sting of hate. Hate causes mankind to build weapons of destruction and hate forces them to war. They fight and kill each other not realizing that the answer for harmony is love.

Some are so busy hating they after a while they lack the capacity to love. They spew out hate and love diminishes until all they have left is hate. So they treat others the only way they know…with hate! If we could have a no hate day just one day when every man on earth would treat each other with love maybe then mankind would understand the what the world need most is love. Yes I know I am dreaming but it is a nice dream.

Dare to Hope

We all have dreams we dare to hope
In life, when faced with disappointments we have to cope.
We must not give up on dreams or accept defeat
Neither must we lose sight of hope.
When trials come hold on steadfast,
Though the storms rages and flood waters rise high
Never let go hold on to faith and dare to hope,
That someday, someway we will have a better world.

Equality

Give me a world without hate and prejudice
Give me a world where respect for life,
Takes priority over everything else.
Give me a world where people are treated equally.
The sun does not shine on a selected few,
Nor does the rain fall only  for some.
We all come into this world the same way
And when we depart we will all go six feet under.
While we share the same planet and breathe the same air
Let us be mindful of one another.

Race Equality

 “Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war and until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes. And until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, there is war. And until that day, the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality, will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained… now everywhere is war.

These words of  Haile Selassie written years ago still rings true today. You could say the more things change the more they remain the same. We cannot tell people what to think but if you have a job to protect then you must do so impartially  and not allow your personal prejudices to cloud your judgement. The justice system is broken and the way forward is to address the cracks in the system so that the laws apply to everyone equally. It is the system that allows a lot of the injustice because those involved know they will not be held accountable for their actions. We need to fix the justice system.