Struggling for my own words in the wake of the Charlotesvilles tragedy, I found my voice in the words of others.
From the Switchfoot YouTube video of The Sound (John Perkins’s Blues)
I have been struggling for the right words since I learned of the Charlottesville tragedy. Of course, I denounce the hate-filled act that took a life and put others in the hospital. I denounce racism in all its ugly forms. I joined in with other voices to acknowledge that this was an act of terrorism. Plain and simple.
But, when the dust settles and the loud cries for justice fade to a simmering fury, it isn’t that plain and simple.
How did we get here? More importantly, how do we escape this rat trap that seems to have perpetually bound us to the doom of repeated history?
I listen to the clamor of voices, and I just want to weep – so much heat and very little light. More knee-jerk reactions are not sufficient to counter the forces that…
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