I have lived many years, I have seen far more than I desired, but nothing like this, nothing this shameless. We have witnessed, words against the environment, against other humans, words that show no dignity and no principles.
Equality is not a priority, Inclusion defied, diversity a challenge. We have travelled 50 years back. Everything achieved is back into uncertainty. There is no shame in racism? No shame in bigotry? Should we accept what we see? Without protest and disgust?
There is a difference between working out our differences through reasoning and principles, but we can’t look the other way or accept the ridiculous reality that presents itself. We are a nation made of immigrants, hard working people, and dreams of progressWe arrived where we are as the greatest nation in the world because everyone worked hard to achieve what we have. Until 2016, we have respected each other, we allowed dignity, we were better. Today we are divided, angry and defeated and disappointed.
We didn’t deserve any of this. I read today an article at The NY Times. This is the part that got my attention. I hope the presidents wisdom, cultural knowledge and speaking excellence would still exist today. I pray that in the future, we will be able to have better human materials to vote for and that we will be still alive, to make America proud.
We failed to choose well, we failed to see the future staring at us, we failed to take care of our own
Mr. Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, appealed to the best in Americans through a heartbreaking succession of police shootings and racially motivated killings. He often invoked the notion of grace — never more indelibly than in Charleston, S.C., after a white supremacist gunned down nine people, all African Americans, during a prayer service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
“We don’t earn grace, but we choose how to receive it. We decide how to honor it,” Mr. Obama said, before leading a memorial service in the hymn “Amazing Grace.”
“Justice,” he said, “grows out of recognition, of ourselves in others; that my liberty depends on my respect for yours; that history must not be a sword to justify injustice, or a shield against progress, but must be a manual for how to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.” The New York Times 8/16/2017