I just bought my first gun a few weeks ago. In the midst of all the craziness happening during the COVID-19 situation, I thought it best if I spent a few more hours working on my target practice. The idea was if they bring the violence to me, I can protect myself as well as my home… But honestly, I didn’t truly feel a threat of that happening. I wasn’t really worried, until the last month of the second quarter in 2020.
On June 1st, 2020, the George Floyd Riots had peaked to a criminal state. The racial war came in blazing like a raging bull after COVID-19 did not meet the agenda of the Democratic Socialistic Party. It was looking all too well for TRUMP2020 and even his Twitter rhetoric couldn’t stop the inevitable. He was on his way to serving another four year term… But, It was all about to change. I had purchased a gun just the week before; but I never thought I would have had to use it.
Late last night my roommates and I were locking and loading all the guns in the house. We were making a plan of how we would alarm one another if one of us woke to a trespasser. We discussed our angst, the rumors we had heard, read the latest news we could find on our city’s current situation, and then said a prayer together before turning in. We were getting ready to face the threats of rioters who had sent threats that businesses as well as residents needed to be punished for the death of George Floyd. Our little town Auburn, CA was under the threat of siege and I wasn’t ready for this at all.
We are damn near close to a civil war where military is shooting civilians in their residential doorways as they watch in horror as their mini neighborhoods are taken over by uniformed screaming agents and massive military trucks. Children are being maced, police are fighting unfairly for their lives and citizens are stealing what’s not theirs and violently attacking bystanders.
America is being laid victim by it’s own uneducated people and domestic terrorists. She is bleeding from her heart and has lost her way. People have forgotten the power of peaceful protest. Police have forgotten they are to serve and protect. Politicians have forgotten they are public servants. There is so much madness that I fear it will boil into a rage this country hasn’t seen since it’s original establishment.
But, in order to find peace, we must make war, right? In order to make ourselves known to live we must kill, right? In order to win the battle, we must obliterate the opponent and anyone who hasn’t chosen a side, right? In order to make a stand, we must bring everyone else to their death, right? Are these the questions our children are facing? Are these the ways we are teaching them?
When everyone’s out for blood… Everyone ends up dead. There has to be a line that’s not crossed for the sake of humanity. Their has to be a place where we build instead of destroy for our children. Where is the Hope when the agenda is to simply demolish? What will we tell our grandchildren when they have no future left?
How is it that we are considered a sovereign nation when the battle between our government’s political parties are killing the people, innocent men and women in our streets?
At what point has the governing body been lost? At what point are we so divided that we must be governed by a third party lest the children die? Where is the conclusion?
I will stand up and fight for my home. I will protect myself from physical and emotional trauma on my own property, so God save any man who thinks of walking onto it. But what I fear is the point when that home becomes country soil. How far will I, as a modern day citizen, have to take my defensive measures? In the yards of my neighbors? In the streets of my town? In the capitols of my state? Or do I simply protect the ground I stand and breathe on, instead of everyone else’s.
What kind of message are we really sending? Who are we trying to impose our thoughts to? How is killing Innocents encouraging the protection of innocents? You scream in anger and hatred, “Protect the unarmed and innocent people!” While you kill, pillage and rape an innocent of his or her livelihood? Who are you screaming at? Who has heard your message? Have you? What does the innocent have to say for that treatment?
Slay the innocents and drive home the message of truth that no matter what your parties agenda, only the fighters will win another day.
I will stay locked and loaded, I will also only stand my ground. The ground I worked for and earned a right to. The house I toiled for with my freedom and right to earn a living, chase my dreams and live a substantially good life.
I have lived a good life on this soil, but not without the sake of others who fought for my freedom and rights. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord and live in Peace because we can. The fight now, is to fight to continue to do so… I wonder if another fight of violence will win the war this time. It’s never brought an end to itself before. Why would it now?