Words From the Past for the Problems of Today

You might say the ripple effects from the shooting of a black man in Kenosha Wisconsin are spreading like a virus.

And this latest incident involving a police shooting and the protests and the violence and the destruction and now the killing of two protesters by a white man described as a vigilante has made it pretty clear we have a problem.

Who would have thought that a city most people probably had never heard of till now would have become the place where the problem we have has been displayed for all the world to see.

But what has happened in that Midwestern city has helped to raise all the issues that have been talked about now for months since killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

And we need to face all these issues in order to solve the problem we have.

Issues like police practices and methods.Issues about the people who choose violence instead of peaceful protests. Issues about what government leaders should do and what government policies should be.And now issues like vigilantes who take the law in their own hands to shoot people to death.

At the heart of all this of course is how we treat those who are different than we are. The words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr more than 50 years ago ring true today. Remember? He said he looked to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. And he also preached against violence and for non-violent protests. All good words to remember today, here in 2020.

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