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“I am mindful that the goal of protest is not more protest; the goal of protest is change.”~ Deray McKesson

The Republican House censored two of their representatives, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, for sitting on the committee investigating the January 6th insurrection.

Apparently, according to the RNC, the violence demonstrated on that day was nothing more than “legitimate political discourse”—with weapons.

Truckers have occupied Ottawa and other Canadian cities, protesting Covid mandates and their impact on the supply chain, thereby slowing the delivery of goods.

Texas is banning books, but not guns; conceal carry is now the law of that land. Last I checked, it’s difficult to kill someone with a book.

Irony made manifest.

Colour me confused.

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Former US President, Jimmy Carter, once said, “Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.”

It seems the human race has become infected with more than a Coronavirus.

Road rage.

Store rage.

Restaurant rage.

All examples of internal outrage externalized in destructive ways.

We would do well to take our confusion and outrage and channel it more constructively.

Like voting and volunteering.

Like buying less and sharing more.

Like remembering we are one species, despite skin color or choice of life partner, and we only have one earth.

And our outrage and confusion, as justified as it may be, when allowed free rein, infects others.

Whether it’s with your boss or friend, whether it’s on the street or in the office, whether it’s about a big ideal or a small slight, there are ways to demonstrate and debate that do not demean or diminish.

But only if you’re willing to play a long-term game.

“The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.” ~Marcus Garvey

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