Again, more killing. Every time I hear of more killing in our country, a little bit of me and my hope shrivels up and dies as well. The shooters at the Tree of Life Synagogue and the Kroger’s store were shouting about killing Jews and blacks as they proceeded to do just that. Innocent people killed in their church or grocery store. It is horrific that we have come to this in our country, the country that takes pride in a Constitution that guarantees “liberty and justice for all."
I have higher standards for our country than this and the outpouring of concern and love for these people is just what I would hope for after such racist atrocities.
That said, I also hope for the same outpouring of concern, love, and justice to be shared with Palestinians whose homes, lands, lives, and liberty have been taken in much the same manner.
Corvallis (Nov. 1)