This is a picture I drew. I took the content off of a picture I found on Google, so the idea for the picture was not mine, and is owned by someone else, but this is my version of the picture. It was so beautiful, I had to draw it.
Anyway, that has nothing to do with what I'd like to discuss today.
If you're reading this from the U.S., then you are aware of the constantly updated drama. If you are reading from Russia, or Germany, or Canada, like I know some of you are, allow me to fill you in.
Trayvon was a 17 year old black kid from a town in Florida, who walked to the store in the middle of the night for a snack, a volunteer neighborhood watchman (No police affiliation whatsoever) sees the kid looks suspicious...events which are not yet fully understood, unfold and the boy is shot and killed by the watchman. Trayvon was only carrying a bag of Skittles candy and a Tea. Because of a self defense law in Florida (as each state has it's own) the watchman, known as Zimmerman, has yet to be arrested or charged with any crime. Also, Zimmerman is white. Now America, especially the black community is outraged calling this a "hate crime". And the whites are pissed because the "little black boy" is getting more attention in the media than a white boy would.
All of this is absolutely ridiculous to me. First off: EVERY VIOLENT CRIME IS A CRIME AGAINST MAN WHICH MAKES EVERY VIOLENT CRIME A HATE CRIME. Second of all: IT DOES NOT MATTER WHETHER THE CHILD WAS BLACK, WHITE, ASIAN, SPANISH, RUSSIAN, GERMAN, ETC...THE CHILD IS DEAD PEOPLE! CAN WE NOT FOCUS ON GRIEVING? Why does everything have to be about race in this mother fucking country?!?!
I'm sick of the dividing line. The blacks hold the race card over the whites' heads, and the whites resent the blacks for having a card to pull. It really is a vicious cycle. One I want no part in.
God, send my prayers to Trayvon and his family. Rest in Peace child of God.
These are the statements which need to be said; it matters not what color he was, or how much attention he's getting in the media; what matters is that a child is dead, and no one has been arrested for it.
It is never ok to kill. It is never ok to murder. Under no circumstances is there such a thing as a just or righteous death. God is the only one to make such a call...with the exception of that particular person of course....yes, I do believe that suicide is acceptable; after all, it is YOUR life. And you should decide whether you want to live it or not...
But that's another conversation...
Murder is not okay.
And War is just Murder on a grand scale...
It is hard to say whether or not there is ever a just war, because some pacifists believe that if a war, as a last resort, could bring about peace then they'd be ok with it. But when you start justifying one murder, or one million for that matter, you can justify any reason to go to war....Same with killing.
So can there really be a just war? I don't know....
If the Red Army hadn't attacked the Third Reich, Hitler could possibly still be slaughtering Jews left and right...So that was Justified...wasn't it?
Well, yeah the Third Reich as a unit was evil and reprehensible, but was every Nazi evil? Couldn't some have been lured in by fear or by treachery? Were all Nazis Jew-Haters? I will never know for sure, but I bet some of them were decent human beings that, out of fear, joined a terrible, horrible, monstrous group. Did they have to die? I don't know...But part of me doesn't think so...
It's never ok to take a life for a life.
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind"-Mahatma Gandhi
"To kill one innocent man or woman is to kill all of humanity" -The Holy Qur'an
“They will beat their swords into plough shares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war any more.” -Micah 4:3 The Tanakh
"“Do not take revenge on someone who wrongs you. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.”-Matthew 5:39 the Holy Bible
"Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule." -Siddhartha Guatama "The Buddha"