(You can send me the link by clicking HERE to go to the CONTACT FORM once you go to the full post, if you see just a few lines of text on the home page, click “read more” at the end of these few lines and that goes to the full post)
In the wake of recent events, especially those in Charlottesville Va where white nationalists and Nazis and KKK did a torch lit march on Fri 8.11.17 and then had a scheduled march/rally on Saturday where violence was perpetrated upon some people, many were obviously intimidated by the marchers and the armed militias, and one man drove a car into the crowd of counter demonstrators killing one lady and injuring many I am setting a project into motion asking people to record short videos of themselves saying “I reject hate and embrace love, tolerance and unity” or something along those lines and then either upload the video to youtube or facebook or vimeo or you can have it stored somewhere else. Then please send a link through the CONTACT FORM, by clicking here and I will either compile the videos into one or will have links to them here depending on how many there are and what works best and you can check back here for a link to the video(s).
Another idea is get your church, choir, school, band or whatever group of friends to record it all at once or individually!
We MUST be visible and vocal folks, hatred and violence grows when it is not challenged with the alternative. We must remain non-violent, we must remain peaceful for moral reasons and also because if the situation devolves into violence the government can crack down on demonstrations, gatherings and curtail free speech completely, so please, please stay calm, centered and peaceful. Remember what you stand for. Pray, meditate, take a moment to stop and breathe and keep in mind those hate groups are trying to recruit people and many of those that are susceptible to be recruited aren’t necessarily full of hate, but due to whatever various reasons they may gravitate to those groups is what we must deal with and change. Some are out of jobs, are frustrated with the economy, mad they have less than their parents and then someone comes along and points out a scapegoat, a group easily pointed out and they tell them it is because of “them” and then the propaganda and brainwashing starts, so keep in mind you are out to stand for love and unity and to not just yell at and belittle people as that can drive them away from you and into the hands of those that will twist their views and take any warmth out of their soul/spirit and heart.
So use your head along with your heart please.
Now, please make a quick, short video, it does not need to be fancy or “perfect”, just make sure you can see and hear it ok and then SEND THE LINK TO ME and also share it and the link to this post far and wide. If we show what we stand for, if ALL of us show we stand for good, then it’s less likely for the hate to easily spread.
So, take a stand for love, tolerance and unity please.
Record yourself saying:
“I reject hate and embrace love, tolerance and unity”
….. or something along those lines and then either upload the video to youtube or facebook or vimeo or you can have it stored somewhere else.
And please share this link for this post/project.
Thanks and Peace.