Dreaming of Peace and Unity
Thursday, January 07, 2021
My hope for my country is that out of the literal and figurative ashes and/or destruction left by the unpatriotic and destructive mobs yesterday on the Capitol and left by those BLM protesters who chose to destroy businesses of innocent people and other property, we will come together across party lines and rise. We are on the brink right now of either a new beginning or a tragic ending in my opinion and I have hope it is the former.
Tenets of psychology and communication come into play. It's normal to be angry, but we must always be constructive with out anger. We can respond without being reactive and impulsive. We can discuss differences without exploding. We can protest on either side of the aisle or both- PEACEFULLY. No matter what side of the aisle you are on and whether I disagree with you or agree, I will respect immensely in most cases if you chose peaceful means to express your views. Destroying property and harming other is reprehensible.
This has been me on and off throughout the pandemic and last night watching protestors parade through the Capitol proclaiming themselves patriots as they trampled literally and figuratively and democracy. This is also me watching what started as peaceful BLM protests turn destructive and violent in places.
From now forward I hope we rise from the ashes together. I hope the example is set from Congress showing us the way to work together, discuss and debate respectfully. No more rhetoric. No more divisiveness.Our enemies are loving watching this unfold. I hope we heal. I hope we can all work together. I am just a random person posting my ramblings, but I am so ready for change. United we stand or divided we fall as the saying goes. Dreaming of peace and unity! Maybe the saying that it is darkest before the dawn is right. May this be the dawn of a better nation where we can work together for the common good.