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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is steaming with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want ALL to thrive in

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Machine gun or???

I feel like I should be falling on my knees in front of every Black person I see, and hug them, hugging them and keeping them safe no matter what

Rage and anguish and angst – I ran into another white Jewish friend, more Jewish than me, she was raised Jewish, and older than me. She talked about getting a machine gun and killing people. Boooy, I told her I would join her.

But where to start? Who to kill? Who to eliminate? We agree, that’s the problem.

How do you eliminate isms from inside people? How do you prevent those ugly, racist, bigoted white men from passing on their hatred, their meanness, their anti-humanness. And even if they didn’t pass it on, it’s seeping out of every institution, it’s the ground of every institution that they built in this country.

We know the individuals have to go and the institutions have to go. But how? How to break them down without using the same methods as they have used to break us down. The methods they’ve used to break us down have been so successful  but there HAS to be another way – we just have to find it.