I received a message from my sister this morning. She was yelling at me because she believes that the way I think, like thinking that statues of racists are not a good thing, is the reason people officers were shot yesterday. She said I want this "war" "with every ounce of my being". I am pissed. You know what I want? Love, kindness, equality, understanding, empathy. These are the things I want. I don't want hate or violence. I want the opposite. I want something that doesn't exist yet. I don't want a police officer shot for no reason just like I don't want anyone else shot for no reason... you know, like skin color, perhaps?
If my sister hadn't blocked me, I would have told her this, but the thing is, it wouldn't have done a damn bit of good, besides letting me get it off my chest. My sister and I will never agree, and this is more evident now than ever. I will keep working towards, and believing in the dream of love, kindness, equality, understanding, and empathy.
So, for those of you who are struggling with family who takes your desire for these things as a desire for violence (however that happens), stand strong. They don't understand what's inside your head or your heart. If they did, the world would be far better than it is right now. .
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