What I see mentally is the bullets entering the bodies of the officers and the life ebbing out of them as individuals and human beings moving towards death. This is what we saw in clear form with the man shot by the police in the Minnesota video. We saw how terrible that was.
I'm not for anybody dying. I'm not for being brought to the level where I see killing people as a type of justice or a balancing of the scales.
My dad was clear to me that he saw the Chinese and North Korean soldiers who shot at him as victims or cogs of a system, rather than as enemies.
Now we each do all have an obligation to challenge an unjust system. We currently don't have a political system able to address an unjust system. Our political process is the unjust system itself that works in tandem with all the hate and fear that people have.
One major party has no legitimacy at all. It promotes endless guns and hate and is about to nominate a fascist or would-be fascist for President.
The other major party is really worse in a way, because it offers hope that it has no real intention of delivering on.
These police have been shooting and hassling people in minority and poor communities for years and years. It clearly is a matter that calls for a top to bottom review and thought process of what is wrong and how it can be fixed. You can look at the people who represent these areas and ask yourself if they have the inclination and courage to address these systemic problems.
I sure know what I think about that question.
What I can do is engage in as much openness and kindness as I can muster & go about my concerns as a citizen of this society as best as I can realize.
I'm sorry for all us of that we live in this death culture. But I'm not going to be part of this death and hate culture to the extent I have the ability to choose a better course.
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