Post #1000 | Stop the Violence

In the USA, we're taught a "Pledge of Allegiance" where we state that we're "One nation under God", yet we can't talk religion in public schools. "In God We Trust" is imprinted on our currency, but we don't trust God to keep our nation at peace. We send innocent men off to war; and applaud them if they go willingly, yet punish them if they refuse to fight. But "In God we trust" right? Is this the same "God" who says "Thou shall not kill."? Or am I missing something? We've been at war for so long, do we even know what why we're fighting anymore? Living in a nation that is so hypercritical and contradictory gets to me. Why are people killing? Why are people shooting? Why is there so much violence going on?

"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent."

"I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before anyone even at the cost of your life."

"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence."

"Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary."

Believe it or not, all of the statements above, were said by one man, Mahatma Gandhi. Very wise and powerful statements to say the least, and they definitely hit home in one way or another. The neighborhood where I grew up use to be a place of tranquility where kids were safe to be outside enjoying themselves; where a car driving recklessly had a sign that read "Student Driver", and was not a sign of a drive by shooter. I want those days back; where my friends were safe & shocking news wouldn't lead to bad thoughts or get well soon statements. Please, let us stop the violence. Here are some links that will guide you towards participating in such an important and growing epidemic:

Stop Handgun Violence
Things Kids Can Do To Stop Violence
Operation Speak Up

What is your take on this issue? Please comment!

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  1. Lawrence P said...:

    Very well written and an important topic indeed. Good to see people raising awareness

  1. Fash!on!sta said...:

    Sad but so true. You mad a lot of great points!

  1. Ja said...:

    Yonkers is crazy right now. Just continue to pray that things will restore. Everything comes to turmoil, but it's up to us to restore and rebuild.

  1. ejaz14357 said...:

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