BUT, I Know What Evil Is

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Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 3.02.58 AMI was watching various coverage of the Ferguson grand jury decision.  Listening to a commentary on HLN, the bottom line is that people who are of color don’t see things the way we lily white folk do.  I think that all depends on how you look at things.  No, I don’t know what it is like not to be of the privileged class.  And, no, I’m not ashamed of it, and who I am.  I’ve never done anything to hurt anyone.  Those who say, simply because of my race and class, I’ve done things to harm others are bigots, plain and simple.

None of us have the same point of view in that we don’t know how another person feels if we’ve not walked that mile in their shoes.  We don’t know how another person feels if we don’t have the same experiences.  We can never know.

BUT….

I know what evil is.
I know the horrible things allegedly well-meaning people do to others.
I have seen people ruined, over nothing.
I have been threatened.
I have been stalked.
I have been subjected to death threats.
I know what evil is.

Evil is what is happening in Ferguson.  Period. I’m not a person of color, but my heart breaks for lives ruined and for young promising futures destroyed.  I hurt for the business owners who might even be losing their livelihood. As for parents who have lost a son, I don’t even begin to know how they feel.

I know what evil is.

We all do.

Anyone who claims otherwise, is, I suspect, evil.

I do know that when a politician plays the incident for all it’s worth, while, not evil on the surface, is someone who must might do anything to win.  Do we call that evil?

Frankly, I think it’s all about money.

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