48 thoughts on “NOW WHAT? ….

  1. We are on the verge of losing our minds as a country. We are divided into so many different groups how can we be a United States? What do we have the will bring us back together? That is the question of this generation.

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  2. Praying for all the law enforcement out there who have to face this; praying for the families of the victims and for those who are harboring hate in their hearts. Praying we can all come together in God’s Love. Only turning back to God can give us the right “now what.”

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  4. I felt the same speechlessness when I learned about the shooting of Philando Castle; then I was dumbfounded when I learned about the shooting of Alton Sterling. And as I was reading about Alton Sterling, five police officers were killed in Dallas and I just….my mind is numb. I don’t understand how we got here. I don’t understand why were are killing each other.
    But even before the news started covering it, violence like this has been happening everyday. It’s just now it’s coming to a head. Now it’s right in front of our face on the 9 o’clock news in gory detail and now we have to face it.

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    • Yes, you so very much have a point. And from inside sources even locally, I know there are horrible things that we’d never imagine that go on that we never know anything about. I can’t even begin to imagine how much worse that is on a national level.

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  5. As an outsider looking in…..I am shocked…my first thought when I heard about the shootings of the Policemen was ” Well.. just what did they expect?” I don’t for one minute condone those actions. I am genuinely abhored at the treatment of the public by those who are meant to protect and serve “All” The answer must lie with those in authority and above and going right to the top. There seems to be no transparency when things like this happen. The worst scenario is what happens now with mobile phones etc because actions are captured and this fuels further actions. None of which are right. May God bless you all and protect you.

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  6. I’ve started to ‘see’ people when I’m out and about during my day. And when I say see, I mean see them as children of God.
    Compassion is the only antidote to the shame and fear we all feel right now. I’ve decided to start here, and see where God brings it.

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    • Yes, that is my approach as well – to see them/us as all children of God. If you saw my post from Monday, you saw where I was put in my place by others ‘seeing’ me that way first! Which was a very humbling blessing!

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  7. I think, honestly, it has to start from the top….meaning, the president & government have to stop the rhetoric. Call it out—the truth…the truth is the lies that certain groups are allowed to spin, the “Hands up, Don’t shoot”–never happened…that was proven…the hate is being allowed to grow. The police were only doing their jobs last night…even the majority of the protestors agreed, although there are few who were spewing hate…now, about the other 2 senseless tragedies, there are always 2 sides and I just want the people/media/pundits to stop and allow the investigations to play out…it is a sad, sad world we live in where the president is visiting another country and shames Americans on the gun issue and how we all need to be shamed of the police for those two other tragedies…sad, sad, sad, sad. The world is laughing at us…shameful. We, the people, have to demand accountability, not by protesting, but by changing the hearts and minds. To this day, my dad always has told us kids and I tell my son the same thing, if a policeman tells you to jump, you say, “Yes sir” and do it (that’s just a silly example, you get my drift). There is total disrespect for the police. You obey authority, no matter how much you disagree, let the lawful court decide—it always washes out in the end. It also has to come from the home…these young people nowadays, have no respect and I see it everyday in the classroom. Ok, stepping off the soapbox…

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    • I dunno if I agree completely. I mean, yes, it’s becoming clear that people are losing respect for our system and authority — the law specifically — but there are massive miscarriages of justice being made everyday. Our young people are being run through the legal system like a commodity — they are turned into criminals and then treated as such by society. They have no outs, and no way to escape the label placed on them. We have an epidemic of incarceration, and there is egregious error in our legal system that is not being corrected. This is disillusioning them. This is telling them that the system doesn’t believe in them. So why should they believe in the system?
      I live in a state that has a significant prison population. I see people go into jail for the most minor of infractions, and once they’re in, they can’t seem to escape the law’s grasp. Any minor slip up and they are right back. And when they try to stabilize and find a place in society, society won’t have them because they are “criminals.” They are stuck on the fringe. And this is happening to our youth. This is happening to our future.

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      • i certainly know where you are coming from. It is a vicious circle that needs to somehow be talked about and addressed to even begin to head towards a solution. But I’m afraid it is lumped into the part of this big racial issue that no one really talks about. Or if it is brought up, then we have people who feel that they work hard for where they are and what they have and everyone else should do the same. Which, is true totally. But it’s those people who are going to have to stand down as much as the other side is going to have to stand up. And then here we go again….the vicious circle. Which – bottom line to me – is what the prince of this world wants – vicious. But until the trumpet sounds, we all live here and we need to come together in every sense of the word. I’m just hoping that breath to breath – person to person – we can daily learn to do that.

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      • i certainly know where you are coming from. It is a vicious circle that needs to somehow be talked about and addressed to even begin to head towards a solution. But I’m afraid it is lumped into the part of this big racial issue that no one really talks about. Or if it is brought up, then we have people who feel that they work hard for where they are and what they have and everyone else should do the same. Which, is true totally. But it’s those people who are going to have to stand down as much as the other side is going to have to stand up. And then here we go again….the vicious circle. Which – bottom line to me – is what the prince of this world wants – vicious. But until the trumpet sounds, we all live here and we need to come together in every sense of the word. I’m just hoping that breath to breath – person to person – we can daily learn to do that.

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      • I’m retired law enforcement and it sickens me to see what is happening in this great country. No one even takes the time to find out the facts befor the blame starts flying. My prayers to the family and friends of everyone who was hurt in anyway, physically, mentally and emotionally, as a result of this tragic event!

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        • I’m sure you, as former law enforcement, never dreamed you’d see such a day in our great nation. I think for alot of us, that is as much a shock as the facts themselves. I am very thankful for the security of knowing our law enforcement is there for us. Let me thank you personally for your having served to protect those you served amongst – who are all a part of us as a whole.

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          • Thank you Tammi, you’re right, it is shocking and sad, fortunately it seems there is a lot of support out there but the mean street media chooses not to cover it as it doesn’t match their talking points. Thank goodness for the internet!!!!

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      • Bury our anger, crucify our ego’s and learn to be guided by the Holy Spirit. There was peace and oneness of mind in Jerusalem but that soon gave way to all sorts of strife the moment (we) Gentiles (non-Jews) became Christians. Christianity is an Asian faith disfigured by others along the way. We even make terrorists our heroes, like here in my country, where the masses followed they atheist Karl Marx, he taught them to riot violently and, today, the same people still burn the country. It even was the main reason why a much oppressed minority, out numbered 20:1, made segregation laws. Leaders sided by atheist communists, by dictators who tortured some 250 million people to death in less than a century. Leaders who chose to be friends with terrorists and even had their own kidnapped and tortured, buried alive, etc. They were never even charged with these crimes, nor for two separate massacres. Some of these leaders were awarded the Nobel peace prize. You figure that out, as the logic is well beyond me. Few people in my country, if any, are indigenous but a few million were butchered even before my own tribe showed up just short of four centuries ago. We landed to see acute racism and genocide and it has not yet stopped. The problem is just a regular human one, of selfish greed. What drives corruption in the USA? Or in Africa? Serving the ego, selfish pride. Read in the Bible in chapters 2 & 4 of Luke’s book of Acts what a community can be like. We can do that, if only we wanted to to.

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      • In my country it was like this even before I was born closer to sixty years ago. The vast majority being destructive, militant, burning down schools, hospitals, etc., killing uniformed officials – and everyone commenting upon the anarchy is called a “racist.” It is ludicrous to see how people can march against their own country, destroying it.

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        • I was talking with someone earlier today on how sheltered we in the US have been, for the most part, from such destruction. It is heartbreaking, and to me actually beyond comprehension, why it goes on anywhere at all. But I know it’s the beast of the human nature and t’was only a matter of time before something brought it home to us here.

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          • Over the weekend, a white boy was brutalized unrecognizable by twelve black assailants, he died. Today, we could not get home after a white train driver was shot and killed. Other drivers went on strike. Sheltered….we fought communism (atheism) on home soil since around 1850. This is what really gave rise to Apartheid (segregation) , but the media portrays it differently. Even universities teach what they want political science to believe. Truth is freely available in the public domain, hidden in plain sight.

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