Thursday, October 8, 2015

Righteous Anger

Just a few short days ago, a hospital run by the charitable group Doctors Without Borders in the Afghan city of Kunduz was bombed by US forces. Although the United States is trying to justify what happened by calling it "collateral damage", the fact of the matter is the hospital was the target. Collateral damage is a random hit. Numerous reports claim the hospital was hit several times, even after notifying both US and Afghan military they had been directly hit after the first bomb went off.

Doctors Without Borders is a volunteer organization that funds medical teams around the world in places where they need emergency life saving care. Within war zones, Doctors Without Borders will save lives, no matter what side of the conflict the patient is on. They are not in the business of taking political stands.

I don't believe anything the United States government tries to say about this incident can justify what happened. Fact of the matter is, the US government has been able to get away with far too much without having to pay any real consequences.

I am angry! I am angry that the US government believes they can justify bombing a hospital. I am angry that my government thinks it can act with impunity all over the world. It is brutal. It is corrupt. I can no longer stand by in silence and allow those who supposedly represent me bomb innocents!

It is time to stand up!!! It is time to speak out!!! It is time express our righteous anger at a system that continues to stomp on the rights of others in its quest for never ending power!!!

In the very wise words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

It is up to us to BE the light. It is up to us to BE the love.


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