“Today they say that we are free, only to be chained in poverty.” – Bob Marley
It’s crazy to think that all of the mayhem in Ferguson is happening just twenty minutes from my neighborhood.
A short drive away from Alton, IL, rioting and looting is taking place because of the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager, which has once again put America’s (and the world’s) attention on race and the unfair divide between the advantaged and the disadvantaged.
People are making it clear that they’re ready for a change, and they’ve been protesting in an effort to put the spotlight on the issues at hand – namely, economic division and police brutality.
Like some people (including Russell Brand) have said, we can probably expect more of this as the planetary consciousness continues to rise. People are awakening from their slumber, and they’re taking responsibility for showing the world that a change needs made.
We’re all ready for positive change, but most people aren’t comfortable enough rising up and actually doing something about it. The peaceful protesters in Ferguson are doing something the rest of the world should be doing, and social action will always be a driving force to the creation of direct and widespread change.
We need protests in this day and age, because the ‘elite’ need to be held responsible for their corruption and unwillingness to run this planet in the best interests of every sovereign citizen. People of every race have been treated unfairly by the higher classes for centuries, and this issue puts the spotlight on this unfair treatment.
I think people should realize that this issue reaches further than Ferguson and even the United States.
This is why it’s been given international attention – it’s a problem the whole world faces. Economic inequality runs rampant, and while people have protested and, in some cases, rioted about it throughout the ages, we’re just beginning to give it the attention it deserves.
Our modern, politically correct society is slowly but surely addressing all of the issues that keep us from thriving as a species, and we’re finally putting our attention on important issues that were ignored before.
People have worked very hard to awaken us to the injustices that take place against the lower classes every day, and as much as I hate to say it, I’m sure shootings just like Michael Brown’s happen every day in various countries. How often do we hear about them?
The United States is a huge country – one of the most developed and progressive countries in the world – and yet, we still don’t hear about most of the things that happen here. In our own country, we’re kept from hearing about the majority of unlawful, prejudice-driven shootings that take place.
The middle class is conditioned to accept a version of life that doesn’t focus on the injustices that go on right under our noses, and in most cases, the lower class is left to deal with the fallout. This obviously needs to change if we want things like this to stop happening, and we need to be the ones to change it by taking action; helping the people who are victims of profiling to raise awareness.
Another thing I think we should keep in mind is that race doesn’t necessarily have to be an issue here. Yes, racial inequality is as big of a problem as police brutality, but I’d imagine the majority of rioting and looting in Ferguson has less to do with the specific issue at hand and more to do with the fact that people are fed up.
I don’t think inequality has as much to do with race as it does economic status, an in order for humanity to thrive, I think we need to stop identifying each other based on our race. It’s easy to point the finger at the issue of race when things like this happen, but every race has been subjected to economic ruin and the resulting prejudice.
People of every race have been profiled and even killed because of who they are, and I don’t think we’ll make any significant progress if we continue to look at this issue in terms of race. An underlying theme runs through this issue that I think we should all see, and that is that everyone, of every race, has been kept down.
We need to come together and hold the people who’ve kept us down accountable, and as long as we continue to let the color of our skin divide us, the ‘elite’ will continue to get away with their crimes. Corrupt policemen will continue to take the lives of unarmed kids, no matter their race, because we’ll still be too conflicted to do something about it.
It also goes without saying that rioting and looting won’t get us anywhere. Violent revolutions have never solved the problems they were intended to solve, and this is even true for the revolution that gave us the United States. Where are we now here in the US? We still face the same problems of division, corruption and oppression.
Part of me wonders if the cabal didn’t send some of their people into Ferguson to turn the peaceful assertion of the people’s rights into total anarchy. Whether or not they’re partially responsible for the rioting and looting, it’ll only make the problems worse.
Peaceful yet assertive protest is the best thing that can be done, and hopefully, the riots will calm and the protests will be given the attention they require. The fact that the riots are taking focus away from the protests is unfortunate to say the least, because the issues at hand need to be addressed.
These protests need to be given more spotlight, because we can’t keep going in this backward direction as a society. We can’t keep letting unarmed teenagers perish simply because of their race or economic status, and we have to do something about the massive corruption in police forces all over the world.
These issues need addressed if we want to make any progress, and it’s unfortunate that burning and looting has taken so many people’s focus away from them. It goes to show that this method of problem solving is defunct, whereas putting attention on these issues with protest is a very good way to go.
Everyone will eventually realize that violence turns us against each other, and the unity that’ll result will enable us to hold the cabal accountable for keeping us divided; making us fight each other over outer differences that pose no relevance in the bigger picture.
We’ll be too distracted and pacified to hold them responsible if we’re kept divided based on our race or anything else, and this is why they count on us to riot and loot.
They want us to embrace violence when a heated issue rises to the surface because of a tragedy. They want us to grab our guns and create anarchy in the streets, but we shouldn’t give them the satisfaction. Why should we do exactly what they want us to do?
Instead of playing their game, let’s recognize the necessity of peace/unity and replace violence with elite accountability. We can hold the cabal accountable in a non-violent way, and they know this. This is why they work so hard to keep us divided, and I’m sure they’re licking their lips at the opportunity to create continuous havoc in Ferguson.
Instead of fighting each other, let’s join together to raise awareness of the consequences of social division. Let’s work hand-in-hand to educate each other about what happens when we’re too divided to address important issues that keep us from thriving, and let’s see to it that things like this never happen again.
Like I mentioned earlier, they happen just about every day and we never hear about them, so let’s come together and put a stop to them. When we do, I don’t think we’ll need to focus our attention as much on race as we will fixing the general socioeconomic problems that plague us, and we’ll see that the ‘elite’ had a lot to do with these problems.
They play one of the biggest roles in keeping us divided, but they won’t get away with their social machinations. We’re rising up and putting our focus on these issues so we can finally make a change, and as awareness continues to grow, more people will discover the role the cabal’s played in keeping us apart.
I envision a world where everyone works together.
On this world, we’ll stop moving in a backward direction and finally make some progress. The people who’ve propagated the widespread division of the races/classes will no longer be in the positions of power that allowed them to do this, and our unity will empower us to solve the biggest issues we face.
This world is attainable, but it hinges on the work we do to raise our vibration and help humanity become aware of the necessity to change our ways. Our progress also depends on how we respond to situations like this, and unfortunately, the rioting and looting display that we haven’t made as much progress as we could.
The ongoing peaceful protests display that there’s light at the end of the tunnel, however, and the best thing we can do is to wholeheartedly support these protests and work to raise awareness of the fact that prejudice still exists in the United States.
Race might have something to do with this prejudice, but it goes deeper than that.
Prejudice stems from the basic idea that we’re separate from one another, and the rest of the world will eventually see that in reality, we’re all one. Let’s wish our brothers and sisters in Ferguson the best of luck, and let’s pray for the rioting to cease in favor of clear and decisive problem-solving.
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