Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
It seems clear that Dr. King was right. What happened in Charlottesville, Virginia today was an egregious attack on our civilized society. One hateful group came to fight another hateful group. Neither group had any intention of peacefully protesting. Both groups went to cause trouble.
Those on the left blame the right and those on the right blame the left. To blame only one of the groups excuses the bad behavior of the other. Elected officials and those in the main stream media choosing to do so are not doing their jobs. They are using a tragic event to divide this Nation.
President Trump is right. “No matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are all Americans First.” So when those entrusted to run this Nation go to Washington, DC to play politics it is at the peril of the United States of America. Congress members on the far left and right incite discontent.
The main stream media ignore the truth to sway the public to their point of view. Portraying those they disagree with as evil, they elevate those they agree with as saints. All the while frightening those depending on them for the truth that never comes.
It is time for rational, reasonable people to take a deep breath. Instead of condemning those we don’t agree with, maybe we should listen. Because nothing is as simple as it seems. There are two sides to every disagreement. The majority of the time, both sides make valid points.
It is time for this Nation to agree to disagree and peacefully coexist. There is no room for hatred in our hearts.