I Will Not Remain Silent

This post will be short, but it is packed with as much emotion and hope as I can put into writing. I cannot remain silent, so I am baring my soul today.

This website is all about mental health, especially dissociative identity disorder and all the coexisting illnesses that go along with it. I do not normally write on this site anything political. However, the time has come for all people to stand up for human rights and for what they believe. I would feel remiss if I did not do so myself.

The death of George Floyd is a subject we cannot ignore. He was one of millions of African Americans who have been mistreated and murdered since the slave trade first brought them here in 1611. The United States, especially its elite, was founded on the backs of African slaves. This is a fact not fiction. Without our black brothers and sisters, the U.S. would look and be vastly different than it is today.

I am white and right now I am ashamed to be so. I do not agree with those who think that you can judge and treat others based on the color of their skin. In fact, I disagree with the maltreatment of anyone including my LBGTQ brothers and sisters, the elderly, the poor, or anyone who has a handicap.

Come on people, we are all human and we all deserve respect, dignity, and love. There is not anyone on this planet who is not valuable, all are important to our species just because they are alive.

To ignore human rights is to condemn our race to oblivion because there are those who feel maiming or killing others is the right thing to do.

I personally wish to thank George Floyd’s family and all the other descendants of the slave trade for their sacrifices and for shaking up America. We needed a good enema and we are getting one thanks to your courage and determination. Were I capable I would have been right there with you in the protests enduring the tear gas and brutality, simply because I was exercising my first amendment rights.

When I saw peaceful demonstrators ordered to be brutalized to make way for Mr. Trump to walk to a church for a photo op, I was horrified and enraged.

Mr. Trump, I know you will not see this post but there are a few things I would say to you sir.

You are not the king, nor are you a dictator. You are not even acting as a president. I am ashamed of what you have done to the United States, however we the people can now see plainly the bigotry and hate that still exists in this country. Although I strongly disagree with how you are running this country and think you should be removed using the 25th amendment, I am glad for the light that has been shed on the wound of bigotry so we can now treat it.   

It is up to we the people to wash away all vestiges of hatred of our fellow man. There is simply no reason for the elite of the United States to carry on the slavery of millions today. Have you, my fellow citizens, noticed that we are acting and being treated as surfs and slaves? We kowtow to the rich and powerful and have allowed them to take over our country. Slavery has never gone away it has just taken on a different form.

Today is the day to stand up together and insist that our government not only recognize our human rights but carry out the tenants of the constitution. If we do not demand our rights, we will lose them.

The United States is in peril and the beatings of black Americans is only one symptom of the disease that is eating us up. We have become a divided nation with the people becoming divided, splintered by those who would destroy us from within.    

I may be a dreamer, but I believe that most people are good and that if we band together nothing can stop the world from finally laying down its weapons and embracing all people as members of the human race.

Imagine

John Lennon

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: John Winston Lennon

Imagine lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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