Virginia Protest Aftermath

The only thing that makes me more sick than the acts of violence tonight…is some of the comments that followed it.
 
Some of these posts, I see things such as, “those liberal leftists deserved it!” Umm, wow, ok. So, at this point politics has successfully divided us completely.
 
Liberal, conservative, whoever you are…I choose to be human. Every day, I let those close to me know I appreciate them. I say the words I love you, since losing so many too soon has shown me we’re not guaranteed a tomorrow. I smile at people on the street, and enact random acts of kindness. I work hard and put on a positive attitude at my job for both my coworkers and clients, even if on some days I’m struggling inside.
 
We all have more in common than we think, where it really counts. Everyone we lost tonight…even if you think the world is better off without them? That was someone’s brother or sister. Their children no longer have a parent; their spouses and them having to fend for themselves. This “Us. vs. Them” regime has made us all but forget that, all we truly, mutually want inside is love, forgiveness, and peace. We need to build each other up and better ourselves from our differences, not tear one another down. If anything at this rate, we’re only going to destroy ourselves before a nuke or global warming does it.
 
Believing in your friends and embracing that belief by forgiving failure…These feelings have vanished from our hearts.