Our country is in a scary place right now. Last night in Dallas, fellow Americans were holding a peaceful protest in reaction to the continued use of excessive force by the police on our African-American brothers and sisters. Two deaths of two Black men in two days at the hands of the police is absolutely unacceptable. This is nothing new, it has been happening since integration happened in our country, and people have sat idly by as Black citizens of America have continued to be mistreated. Yes, many different races have been mistreated, but the mistreatment of Black citizens is an issue that must be brought to the light until there is a solution. But sadly, this protest ended in horror with 12 police officers being shot and 5 being killed. CNN reported the killer (or one of the killers) to be US Army Reserve, Micah Johnson who died last night as well. So far there is no evidence of him being linked to any political, religious, or social group but the mainstream media may try to convince you otherwise.
What happened last night in Dallas is a tragedy, as innocent police officers died for the sins of bad police officers and in no way am I saying that violence is the answer. But what I will say is that people can only be pushed so far until it reaches a point where they begin to push back. Blacks in America have been mistreated since the beginning our of country's history, and it has not changed even to this day. I will never know what it is like to be Black in America, which is truly sad because it shouldn't be any different than being any other race in America, but yet it is. I don't want so continue to be a part of the problem and just sit idly by as our fellow Americans are being treated unfairly because of the color of their skin.
I don't have a solution, and I'm not sure if there even is a solution out there yet. But I do know that I want to help spread awareness about what is going on in our country, and I want to be able to say I helped search for the solution and didn't just wait my whole life for it. This country was built on immigration, which may not have been the greatest idea to begin with but we are here now, and we need to find a way to make a country where all races feel safe. Everyone who continues to act like there isn't a race problem in our country will continue to be a part of the problem. I never agreed with the use of violence, but it is all around us. We have brothers and sisters dying at the hands of violence by each other and by the law. We can't continue to let violence to be used for hate, but we can allow violence to be a part of the solution that leads to peace on Earth. Thousands of years ago, when humans were faced with times when they may have thought they were going to have their land or lives taken away, they were reduced to fighting for their lives. We may have to fight for the freedom of our brothers and sisters, whether that be with peace or violence is yet to be known.
Just think about this for a second, the man who killed those police was a trained killer who has been killing innocent people in other countries for our freedom for years. He probably saw no other solution to the problem than to kill for freedom once again, just on our soil. This man made the wrong choice, but when the military begins to go at the police, that means there is a bigger problem than even we know about! This is a sad day for all of America, but please keep everything in perspective.
Just a man trying to make the most of his time on this planet.