The murder of George Floyd – and yes I see it as a murder – was uncalled for. Completely.
Why did the police officer pull the man out of the POLICE CAR and then throw him to the ground, handcuffed, and kneel on his neck? Why – I don’t care if there were extenuating circumstances prior to this part of the whole thing – why did that police officer feel the need to do that? Was it fun for him to see this helpless man beg for his life? Did he get enjoyment out of subduing a black man until he took his last breath? Seriously – what is wrong with these people?
These people – racists – because that’s exactly what they are – are despicable human beings. We are ALL HUMAN BEINGS. Every single one of us. White, black, brown – every colour of the rainbow – are human beings. The problem is the racism doesn’t stop there. LGBTQ are treated the same way by these so-called humans – these racists.
I am angry. This whole situation that is happening in America saddens me, and angers me, and makes me stop and be thankful that I live in a mostly peaceful country. Canada is not perfect but we are WAY more tolerant than these racist Americans are.
How can a fellow human being (and I use this term incredibly lightly when it comes to these monsters) want to physically hurt another human simply because they don’t like their colour, or their gender, or their sexual orientation? WHY!!????!?!? I just cannot comprehend it. It is beyond my thinking that anyone can hate another human so much that they want to physically harm them – and not because that black or brown person did anything to them or not. In some cases, these victims didn’t do a thing and they were still harmed in some way or another.
When I was travelling back in 2014 to 2017, I saw racism in other countries. But I did NOT see the violence or the complete disregard in any other country like we see today in America. I can’t even call it the United States of America – there is nothing united about them at all. And while I want to lay a lot of the blame on the present “President”, I can’t. He has most definitely not helped the situation, but the racism has been lying in wait for many years, obviously. These people were just waiting for the opportunity to let it all out of their disgusting minds. Their minds must have been at the point of exploding during the Obama years – I cannot imagine the hatred that must have been building in their minds every time he spoke so eloquently to the nation. While he wept for the Sandy Hook victims. While he sang Amazing Grace at the Church that had been shot up by a white nationalist. It’s sad to know how much hatred that they built up inside themselves about their President while he was honouring those fallen and shedding tears at the loss of young children.
My heart aches for the many friends I have that live in the States. I hope they continue to be safe. I hope that none of their families are hurt during this most dangerous time. I fear a civil war is brewing there and that again makes me sad and frightened at the same time.
I wish there was peace in the world, I wish there was no pandemic, I wish we could all love each other with no restrictions. My wishes are far-reaching, but I will continue to wish and hope that perhaps, one day, this day will come and we will all live in a better world. God speed to all those in this world who have died senselessly.