As in the song "Lawyers In Love" we have a land, a nation with too many in high places willing to do anything for money neglecting people, honor and principle but a change is coming. No more falling for the lie of living only individualistic and independent lives leaving us divided and conquerable by powerful special interests but a people, a nation collaborating for the greater common good in various groups all across the nation. A land of people working together to help one another with a vision moreover as Jesus would have us be. Love, Mercy, Forgiveness, Kindness....something about another Land. The change is coming

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Red Hats and White Hoods

Bigotry has always done more damage in the shadows, below the surface, and beneath a disguise.
It actually helps you when it shows itself; when it brazenly parades uncovered through your streets, when it announces itself in unapologetic social media rants—when it crowns itself in crimson and joyfully spews forth venom.
You always knew it was in the neighborhood, but you weren’t sure of its actual address, you didn’t know just how close to home it actually was, you weren’t aware it was sitting across the table from you.
We have white supremacists in the President’s Cabinet and hosting FoxNews evening shows and running for office—not covered in sheets, but willingly showing their faces—all because they have the Commander in Chief’s seal of approval.
We need more of this, America.
We need it in our politics and in our churches and in our neighborhoods and on our social media platforms.
We who believe in the inherent worth of all people need to stop apologizing for our convictions and to stop being shouted down by proud people who’d like to make the table smaller.
In days when bigotry takes pride in itself, we who believe America’s beauty is in its diversity, need to find our outside voices, steady our feet, and stand together with equal ferocity.
We need to be loud about something worth being loud about.
As sad as it is to see it all—the malice, the boldness, the blind hatred—seeing it all makes it easier to oppose it all.
The supremacists and the nationalists and the Nazis and the bigots have decided they aren’t ashamed anymore.
This is the best news for the rest of us.
We can easily find them.
- John Pavlovitz

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