Dallas Violence, Wealth Disparity

Last night, my daughter woke up at 331am, and I fed her a whole bottle of the spinach/banana/almond milk mix that she drinks (instead of just milk), and I changed her diaper, and I put her back to bed.  She fell right asleep, but then my husband saw on his newsfeed the awful needs about Dallas.  At first I just saw a few of my PO friends on FB posting we stand with Dallas PD and DART and I had no clue what was going on.  Such incredible sad news.

So much of this violence comes down to the wealth disparity in this country.  The fact that the poor are so poor, and so many people so angry and desperate, really creates a vicious cycle that we have seen play out over and over again – so often resulting in murder.  Innocent people are killed because of so much anger so many of us carry inside.  I’m a white-pretty-educated-33 year old mom/wife/employed woman living in a clean safe well educated community.  I have NO CLUE how others feel, especially those who are different than me.  I have felt discrimination first hand for being a woman, and a pregnant woman in the workplace, but honestly, I have let it go. It’s absolute NOT how people should handle discrimination, but I dealt with it the best way I could, at the time.

Have you seen this video?

It’s sad, but it’s real.  It’s getting rougher for people out there.  And for most humans in this world.  I believe the Orlando shooter was also poor, and angry.  I believe that black people living in poor communities do what they can, what they feel they have to do to  get by.  Many times it’s illegal and dangerous and the police are also forced & many times choose to deal with this violent/dangerous/illegal backlash with violence.

It all comes down to money.  And when you follow the money trail, you realize that it has nothing to do with racism, it has nothing to do with the fact that humans don’t love each other and care for each other.  It comes down to the fact that we are growing poorer, and the very few are getting richer and richer.  So much of the most recent violence is a direct result of the wealth disparity in this country.

How can we stop this?  How can we distribute the wealth, jobs, opportunities, education, and benefits to all of our citizens?  How can we share the wealth without creating communism or socialism?  How can we be fair?  How can we make sure every single child has the right to an education, has the right to gain and grow confidence?  How can we make sure every single citizen in this country prospers in their own way, in their own life, without hurting others, without minimizing others, without taking advantage of others – and instead – becomes stronger because of their generosity?

 

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