What becomes enough to push people over the edge to demand change? Does it require a state of abject despair and suffering? Can it be a multi-faceted issue or does it have to be such a singular blatant issue that can rile enough people up that it can no longer be ignored, like civil rights and then the voting rights and civil rights acts be whittled down and marginalized continuously over the years to a point where everyone feels complacent while the core of american life is compromised and in some ways worse off than the abject racism and exclusion?
At what point is enough enough for everyone? And when it is, what’s the next step? Rioting and burning shit down doesn’t solve anything. How do we actually make things better? How do we take the intensity and the rage and turn it into something meaningfully productive?
How is in any way, shape or form beyond reason that a violent paranoid racist piece of shit of a human being follow and stalk a 17 year old boy who is in fear of his life, who when confronted tries to defend himself and is shot and murdered by his stalker; that the perpetrator of the crime is found not guilty?
How is this possible?
How can you not be outraged? How can you not want to burn shit down? How, as a human being can you not be inherently offended? How do you take this anger and rage and create something positive?
I don’t have the answer. After all these years and all the discussions and thoughts and emotions I have put into trying to figure out in how to change society for the better, I don’t have any fucking answer to this.
I don’t know how to transform this into a positive outcome. If you do, please help me. Because I am in a collective pain and I cannot understand
If nothing else, when I learned about the verdict tonight. I am thankful I was with Tyger Ricard. being able to react and talk and discuss about it without reserve and in complete honesty meant a great deal to me.
I punched a fucking door. My hand hurts a lot. Still.
There is no good outcome to any of this.
I wish I had a better answer.