My heart breaks for our country. This is not the UNITED States that I love. I’ve been really struggling with how to write about what happened in Charlottesville, and I just cannot find the “right” words. This won’t be my best blog post I’m sure, but I have to write it.
I worry, I cry, I get angry, I feel helpless – but I want to DO something. Racism in 2017… how are we here, at this place, where people march in the streets because of their HATRED of other people who are different from them? None of us are born knowing how to hate, that has to be taught, learned from other people filled with rage, and ignorance.
How did we get so divided, so polarized? What has happened to us? I’m not making this a political post because the issue is so much more important than politics. However, it is IMPERATIVE for our leaders to speak out, speak up, LEAD from the front, set an example. And when they are not, we must hold them accountable. We MUST. We cannot be silent. Hatred has no place in MY America, and it is up to each one of us to be the example we wish to see.