Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Trying to find a way to do better

Like so many, I'm at a point of needing to do something. 


I want to do positive things. 

I was silly enough to allow myself to be pulled into a will of words last night at Facebook.  I thought I knew better. 

A person righteously accusing anyone not engaging with him and agreeing with his point of view right then as apolitical. 

God forbid. 



yeah - as if. 

I've always been of the opinion that if you don't have the heart, the intelligence, the guts to speak out about what you believe then you're part of the problem. 

Sitting on the fence pretending to be a diplomat is pure divisiveness, and dangerous. 

As one of my heroes, Elie Wiesel, said, "We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." 

I very deeply believe this. 

But the forum where this exchange happened was, in my opinion, not the right forum. 

Maybe I was wrong. 

Any more I'm just not really too sure of anything. 

I was SO sure this country was too smart to end up with donald trump as its president. 

It's gone downhill from there. 

In my "what can I do" searches I found an article that gives me ideas for places to donate, to support, along with some suggestions for reading. 

Research reading is always my first step. In the meantime, while horrified at what is happening on our streets right now, I am lifted by words and actions I'm seeing from people who are finally coming to realize Mr. Wiesel was a very brave and smart guy. 

The source of this article may seem questionable to some, but it is, at least for me, a good starting place.  Not only does it give me some options to support financially, the articles themselves reasonated with me.


And - another link to 15 Social Justice Organizations to considering support:


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