Not everyone is angry, but have you noticed how many people are angry?
I read about a Police officer being found not guilty for shooting two unarmed suspects 15 times.
After they were stopped.
I was held at gun point for ‘driving while white.’ I can tell you, when COPS go off, it is SCARY.
I am not writing about his guilt or innocence, or that of the victims.
I am writing about the rage.
He ran and jumped up on the hood of the car, and emptied his gun into them.
Like a pit bull let loose to kill someone.
He went CRAZY.
He is not the only person. It happens all the time. You see it as you drive down the freeway, unless you are distracting yourself with your cell phone …. So, you will NOT see it around you.
I am not sure of all the reasons. But, I can think of three.
First, we have glorified the individual. Me. Self. I.
Second, we have put God down, in his place, below us-humans.
Third, we have pushed against the normal punishments. We replaced the death penalty for most capital crimes with ‘life with the chance of parole for good behavior.’
I am not sure we can fix the problem, but we need to tone down the rage.
What do you think?