Wednesday, November 9, 2016

May we honour them...

I often hear people say: "Kids can be so mean". Guess what? As Denis Leary once wisely stated: “Racism isn’t born, folks. It’s taught. I have a 2-year-old son. Know what he hates? Naps. End of list.”

Think about that for a moment - the rest we teach them. It's time we all look within, and around us, to find the good. And then radiate that good for all we're fucking worth. This Remembrance Day, let's remind ourselves and our children what real heroes look like...those who gave everyt...hing to do what's right, the ones who protected those who needed protection, those who cut through all the bullshit and saw the beautiful souls of fellow human beings who needed someone to have their back, and those who gave everything for us to have the privilege of freedom. Lest we forget that with that privilege comes great responsibility to defend all those who need defending, to rise above any inherent bigotries we may have - to not tolerate it within ourselves, or from others. In our quest for peace and for sanity, it's easy to say: "Don't panic...everything will be alright." This does NOT translate into standing for everything. Because if you do, I guarantee the day will come when you stand for nothing.

And if we were able to hear from those who laid down their lives for their families, their friends, their country - for every single one of us who would come after them - I pray we'd hear them whisper: "Yes. It was worth it."

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