Continuing from Part 2 of this post in trying to understand the current expressions of violent hatred in America…
Blocking Out the Sun
Anger toward inward is depression. Consider the multitudes of children taking psychiatric drugs. In the USA last year an astounding 33,000 children ages five and under were on anti-depressants, and 61,000 on anti-psychotics — and that’s just this tender age group!
Feelings and growing pains were once a normal part of life so why do so many Millennials and Gen Z children have mental illness? I presume diet, the environment and ineffective parenting contribute, yet school bullying and life comparisons on social media like FaceBook or Instagram are often blamed.
The new toy for toddlers? I-phones. While this distraction easily frees up parents, I wonder if they realize what’s being programmed into their children’s impressionable minds (in and out of school). You know, the GIGO concept of garbage in, garbage out.
Studies noted by the AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) define entertainment media as TV, video, internet, and music, and indicate:
- 91% of movies on TV contain violence.
- Over 80% of violence in music videos is perpetrated by attractive people, and acts of violence are depicted mainly against women and minorities.
- Over 2,000 scientific papers, studies, and reviews demonstrate that media violence can make children and adolescents aggressive, desensitized to violence, fearful, and depressed.
Pediatric experts say children learn to feel loved through present, supportive parents providing consistent touch and praise, and regular bonding experiences. Yet, with tech and covid disconnecting relationships — and the birthing of novelty babies — how can these lonely and depressed children develop healthy life skills and particularly when masking feelings with meds or street drugs? Is this propagating violent expressions of hate?
“More powerful than a thought (and perhaps more dangerous) is the motivation to follow through with that thought.” – Abid Ullah
The recent brutality in American cities is not about black lives matter. This hateful, well orchestrated plan began well before 2020. As noted by the paid political activist in this nine minute video, they couldn’t wait to attack America.
Excerpts of Jurek’s plan for America: “…we are willing to go above and beyond what the law says is acceptable…you should expect and deserve a violent reaction…the billionare class, the f_____g media, pundits…[we’ll] walk into the MSNBC studios and drag those mother f_____’s out by their hair and light them on fire in the streets…liberals get the f_____g wall first…people that resist the change will be [shot on the beach].”
I felt just as sickened when a friend asked me to watch this video of the reality that mainstream media and many politicians don’t want the public to see:
These are the first (and hopefully last) violent videos I’ve ever posted. As an HSP deeply affected by violence, the brutality is hard to view. My intent is not to make a statement against any political campaign but to offer insight and understanding to the nauseating holocaust of hate in America.
If children are not learning history, it appears they are also unfamiliar with the non-violent teachings of Mahatma Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. — both peaceful social activists who made great strides in civil rights movements.
“An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.”
“Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.”
“A man is the byproduct of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
“I have decided to stick to love…hate is too great a burden to bear.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Accurate Identification is Crucial
In farming, accurately identifying crop varieties is crucial for management, security and varietal development. It’s not much different for humanity. But the hypocritical information age overshadows America with confusion.
Our fertile grounds require tolerance but differing opinions are shouted down. Instead of cultivating healthy change we are repeatedly shamed with America’s blight. Big Tech profits in billions of dollars while throwing chicken manure on bedrock values like free thought.
Again, for the purpose of deepening my understanding, I attempted to watch an interview with a Black Lives Matter (BLM) organizer but when the interviewer asked this person if they thought burning and looting is peaceful protest, he refused to answer the question. Instead, he continually shouted over the interviewer for the entire interview. The answer never came. I learned nothing. But, it did deepen my understanding.
The Fruitlessness of Invidious Seeds
Humanity has fallen to the lowest of lows with decades of political correctness germinating an unscrupulous culture and cities of decay. Hideous violence is not uncommon such as the live streamed execution of Ann Dorn’s husband by peaceful protestors. Can you imagine how her grandson felt when witnessing his own grandfather’s murder in real time on FaceBook? I shudder deep within.
“How did we get to this point? Where so many young people are callous and indifferent to human life? This isn’t a video game where you can create mayhem and then just reset and bring all the characters back to life.” – Ann Dorn speech at 2020 RNC
If the BLM movement is about saving black lives, why didn’t they protest the senseless killing of this black man, David Dorn, who was a retired St. Louis police captain? Shootings and brutality as evidenced above, have escalated since George Floyd’s death. Yet, instead of crying out against these murders, BLM protestors are looting and demanding whites in Seattle give up their homes to blacks.
The political agenda of mainstream propaganda does not want you to see this. I have listened to excuses but I cannot condone the violence that politicians ignore, or the tainted truth of political correctness. This is not fruitful.
My sorrow runs deep — for Ann Dorn and other survivors of innocent Americans murdered during the current anarchy. I fear for law abiding citizens terrorized on the streets. My heart breaks for those now suffering in communities without stores to get what they need. For the jobs and communities they have lost. For the business owners who have lost their income…and most likely, the general public who will have to absorb the rebuilding costs through increased insurance rates and taxes.
Weeds Will Always Exist
The duality of life indicates that all components are necessary for unity — whether past and present, your perspective and mine, black and white, or flowers and weeds. And yes, I suppose that also includes love and hate, one way or the other.
Water the Plants You Want, Not the Weeds You’ve Got
One race humiliating another harvests ill feelings. Numerous children hating their parents and country is the tragic by-product of schools, the media, and organizations undermining values and America.
“The word “courage” comes from the French word “coeur”, which means “heart.” True power proceeds not from force, but from love.” ~ Alan Cohen
I wonder, what would our country look like if children were taught compassion, to be color-blind and accept all humanity — that people are simply people with unique characteristics? What would children be creating if they were not filled with hate and fear? Dare I suggest it would produce another “peace and love generation”? And is it too late?
Planting the Garden
Thank you for being open-minded and patient enough to read all three sections of this post. Now get quiet and ask yourself: do you feel better focusing on hate or love? Which makes you feel hopeful or depressed? May that simple answer direct the seeds you cast in America’s winds of change.
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