This was written before the presidential primaries. Now people can see how wrong I was.
was at school today early for class like always. I see a person I have talked to a few times before. She is an older African American woman who is sweet as can be. We were talking about what is going on in the world she is worried about what would happen if Trump or someone like him got into office. I showed her a video of Bernie Sanders Bringing a young Muslim student up on stage gave her a hug and talked about what his family went through during WWII. It seemed to quell her fears a little. She said there are still so many other people out there that hate and fear monger. I told her “There are always going to be people like that out there. We won’t be able to stop that but what we can do is keep those numbers as small as we can. That way they have no more power.” She asked me” Do you think we change things?” I told “Yes, the people turning against each other are the ones getting rich, while the rest of us are struggling. They are afraid of what will happen if we as a people unite. They will either have a violent revolution or a peaceful one. A violent one would not end well for them and they know it. There are a lot more of us than there are of them. I feel they will opt for the peaceful one.” and I gave her a hug. We need to them that we are better than they think we are. To them we are just pawns on a chess board easily sacrificed for their greed and contempt for us.
Now more than ever we must stand together every religion or lack thereof and race. To let these people know we are not just going to stand by and give in to their fear and hatred. We are stronger when we stand together. There can be no freedom without equality. There can be no peace without freedom. Let us stand and Yell “NO MORE” to the hate and fear they only divide us. Say “NO MORE” to putting paper (money) before people. Let us give our children hope for their future, for they are our legacy. Let the children know we care by letting go of the old ways and start to build a new world they can be proud of. Keep hope alive and use your voice for that is the most effective weapon we must beat those who seek to divide us.
Peace be with you all