Being a hot-head my own damn self, it has taken me these couple days to get my shit together enough to even discuss the Zimmerman trial (I’m still avoiding news channels on television). With that said, I would like to say that I’m slowly learning that lamenting over the past does nothing. Truly learning from it is a necessity, but ACTION rules over them all. Without action, no group will get anywhere… Ever. I mean, that’s stating the obvious isn’t it?
During these trying times I find that I am never so outraged as when the opportunity arises to change what is deemed so horrendous and again, and again the opportunity is passed by with complete apathy, even after all that rage.
Truth shines a light on everything, including the true nature of our own hearts. In my honest opinion, someone who admits unashamedly that they were apathetic about the entire Trayvon Martin situation is more honorable than the person who changes the color of their facebook profile picture, pats themselves on the back, and tells themselves they care and they have shown it. One of those people is a coward, and it’s not the apathetic guy. Because the apathetic guy has truth. He has a clear vision of what needs to be done, what he is not doing, and which actions do nothing. He is sane. He is more objective. He ignores his pride and emotions and instead chooses truth. If more people did that, best believe more meaningful work would be done. And if not, at least, en masse, we would realize that we are not doing meaningful work with the option to do so later.
If all of these visual and vocal cries for change are simply cries, realize no one is obligated to sympathize with them. The great thing about this country (despite the many things that aren’t) is the fact that the system DOES work… There IS hope. The government CAN work in the favour of the people…But only with the people’s participation. Are we participating? Be truthful. I don’t think we are.