New reply from Nina E.
<p><em>"One of the things the peaceful protests are trying to point out is inequality due to race. How being African-American means that you're always afraid of being killed for doing what everyone else would consider normal, how one mistake in an interaction could lead to your death. That is absurd and should not happen. Another thing the peaceful protests are trying to change is how difficult it is to punish a police officer for committing a crime, how no one (regardless of who you are) should be above the law. "</em><br /><br />Very true words. Thank you. People have such a hard time understanding experiences they do not share. I don't know why. A little imagination goes a long way.<br /><br />I hope people don't mind my injecting a little humor into this thread. The NY Times reposted this tweet with the dry headline "Atlanta knows how to Protest!" Indeed we do… ;-)<br /><br />https://twitter.com/JennyJarvie/status/1269053889472614400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1269053889472614400&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fnypost.com%2F2020%2F06%2F06%2Fatlanta-knows-how-to-protest-with-dancing-soldiers%2F</p>
Original Post by Lord Ren
In Light Of Recent Times
<p>I'm sure all of us know about the peaceful protests all over the US and that are spreading across the world. I'm sure we've all seen what has happened last Monday in Washington D.C. and the resulting outrage. I'm not going to talk about that specifically: I'm going to talk about what that means for the future.</p>
<p>History has shown time and time again that situations like what we've seen in the US recently tend to lead to the death of a nation. It is unfortunate, yet is is true. What we are witnessing and participating in is a crossroads: will the US go down the path towards a civil war or towards making peace? There are a lot of pitfalls along the way, a lot of traps that could escalate the situation into a civil war. There's the pandemic to think about too and how that will take many lives.</p>
<p>I am making this thread because I'm quite sure that we may see something even more horrific in the next few months than we have in the past week. I sincerely hope that is not the case but I still think it's a very real possibility. I hope everyone stays safe and I hope the world finally realizes that there is no difference between people: we're all bastard mutts that came from the same place, we all have the same common ancestors. Being disrespectful, violent, or not liking someone because of how they look is not only irresponsible, it is detrimental to society as a whole. So be safe, treat the people you come into contact with with kindness and generosity, and do your best to be a good person.</p>