A BEAUTIFUL FIRE (6/2020)
As the protests and struggle related to the murder of George Floyd (an unarmed Black man) by the police continue and may ratchet up, we should record, analyze and remember the different levels of brutality used by authorities in different places across the country. Each member of these authorities has got a great opportunity to solve his or her problems, respect themselves and behave as responsible adults respectful of all protesters. Now is the time to invite protesters to discuss in earnest what they need to thrive in their neighborhoods and to meet these needs. You respect them first. You do not send the police or national guard. You respect them. Or else, you authorities will once again be remembered as unhinged individuals, voluntarily addicted to brutality, hidden behind guns. Your choice between sanity and insanity.