Facebook Post: 2020-09-25T15:53:31

Protests, especially those that involve fundamental rights and truths, are full of complex emotions and currents, and they are prone to outbursts of violence and aggression, regardless of the group that is doing the protesting. Peace and violence are not restricted by age, sex, place of origin, religion or group. It is the nature of the human race to strive for equality and recognition in the face of injustice and oppression. Everyone is worth something, has value, and wants to be recognized as a human being. I’ve heard rumors of bloodless revolutions, peaceful transfers of power from despots to democracy, but I can’t actually recall a real one. At least, not an honestly reported one. Wouldn’t it be a wonderous thing if we no longer had to work so damn hard to seek understanding and equality?

By Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.

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