Will it Ever End?

College Football Hall Of Fame In Atlanta Looted & Destroyed by Rioters

I pride myself in writing about topical subjects, but today I am almost speechless about the events taking place across this great country. 

My heart goes out to Mr. George Floyd’s family and all the victims’ families who have had loved ones die senselessly at the hand of others. That being said, I can completely understand the reason for protesting and demonstrating in response to these unwarranted acts of violence.  Martin Luther King Jr. worked his whole life for change but he was all about nonviolence, and I quote, “In spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.”

Protestors and demonstrators who participate in peaceful events are not standing with rioters and looters.  What happened in Scottsdale Saturday night and in many cities throughout the country were initiated by animal-like humans who seem to have one goal. . . destroy and steal.  And for what reason do these lunatics run wild? It seems to me that certain individuals have a deep hate running through their blood, getting a high from this craziness, and will use ANY excuse to agitate and participate in these vicious acts. In many instances these people are not even residents of the communities that are being destroying.

“The riots, experts said, are demands for justice among those who claim they’ve been unfairly targeted for years. They ignite when people feel as though they have nothing left to lose, when the usual channels for affecting change in a democracy – nonviolent protest, voting – have been ineffective.” (USA Today) 

In my opinion, these acts of violence taking place in Arizona, and many other states had nothing to do with Mr. Floyd’s death and are accomplishing one thing . . . more hate.  

What will happen next is anyone’s guess.

 

3 Comments on this Post

  1. Les Sturtevant

    Very well said Nancy. As a business in Old Town Scottsdale, watching this horror unfold on live news into the early morning hours left me with such utter sadness. Knowing that these businesses have just reopened and working to recover so that they can continue to serve Arizona residents and beyond has a special hurt.
    And since our new studio is located only minutes away I spent the night wondering if it would be standing this morning. Thankfully it was. So now once again we have a reason to support local businesses.

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  2. Very well said. My heart is breaking. I was sad that the police did not step up quick and only 12 arrests. I don’t understand how they let it happen when they had a heads up. Stealing and riots are not the way to make a different. They are just being destructive.

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    • Thank you Christine for commenting. As I said in my article, the impact of peaceful demonstrations is lost by the actions of the rioters and looters.

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