The Celeri Journal #86: Act in Peace

Written by Michael

On June 1, 2020

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Mandela. Gandhi. Jesus. MLK. Peaceful protest – in fact, peace – is possible, though getting there ain’t always easy. Every conflict when it’s happening seems insurmountable but nothing is. Our nation rebounded after the Civil War, two World Wars, and we will bounce back from this. No one can take away our Freedom of Speech; nor can we let looting, vandalism & disorder become a way of life. As Dors of Minneapolis eloquently says: “I understand the outrage – I really do. But when it turns violent – well, two wrongs don’t make a right & this got way out of hand.”

On Friday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot gave POTUS a verbal one-finger salute; by the next day she was telling citizens: “I want to express my disappointment and, really, my total disgust at the number of others who came to today’s protest armed for an all-out battle.” If this doesn’t bring us somehow closer, nothing will.

Where do we go from here? Who will lead? When do we go back to work? How do we keep the streets safe from violence and hold those who police us accountable? Are slave reparations worth pursuing & how’d that work? If you know the history of my hometown – and our country – you know why certain neighborhoods never had a chance & still don’t. Right now, I’m open to every idea that puts us on a path to peace.

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