Charleston 2015

downloadThis suspected mass murderer, Dylann Storm Roof, is 21. Makes him born in mid-1990s. Two generations after the Civil Rights era. 130 years after the end of the Civil War – six generations, if not seven?
‘You have to be carefully taught.’
Seven generations of hatred and bile, and there’s a bunch of babies born every day who will be indoctrinated into this evil just as sure as the sun rises. A white man goes into the heart of the black community and murders.
‘You have to be carefully taught.’
Seven generations of willing ignorance.
Once America looks at itself in the mirror it ignores this murderously shameful behavior and its legacy, nothing will change. America will ignore it and grow silent and forgetful very soon, as always. What will fill the silence is the notion that this behavior is acceptable.
Is it?
Seven generations of silent approval. Of murder. Of hatred.
‘You have to be carefully taught.’

I don’t approve of not publishing the names and faces of these people who kill in the name of hatred, of supremacy, or any other idiocy of the day. Show their pictures. Publish their names. Sweeping their misdeeds under the rug of history is the same as silence. Don’t be silent. Silence is aiding and abetting. Silence enables.

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