I’m not sure why everyone thinks they need to write about the current happenings (referring to the wave of black people being killed by cops and unmarked special ops troops).

Yes, it is horrifying. Yes, I detest it, just as you do.

But it’s not as if any of us are ‘experts’ or even come close to being reporters or even apologists.

What good is expressing, over and over, how shocked we are? We’ve had 3+ YEARS of wondering, every damn day, what could be worse than this (current thing) – and then next day seeing some travesty that is lower by one more level?

By flogging the upset, all we do is add to the upset.

All we can do is all we can do, and if not saying anything is where you are at, that’s fine with me. I’d rather not hear blather (like some are doing).

I’d rather hear honest this-is-what-we-are-doing, even if it is only thinking about what to do, if there is anything different to do.

If you feel upset and paralyzed, it’s good you say so.

If you want to be more inclusive, that’s great too.

I think we need to remember that, although black is in tragic focus right now, if we are preparing for the future, there are other colors than black to include.

Personally, joy and delight are It. Joy and delight transcend all colors and boundaries and beliefs. I think if we stick to aspiring to be and create those in our lives, no matter where we are or who we’re with, we’re fine. Why would we ‘have’ to do anything different!

And remember that only Good People worry about being good – ‘bad’ people don’t give a rat’s ass. If you are concerned you’re not doing enough, or saying enough, or thinking about things enough, you are Good People – by definition.

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