Monday, November 24, 2014

Violence begets violence

As I sit here watching Dancing with the Stars after listening to the Ferguson verdict, the following quote keeps playing in my head.   

"Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love."  ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr 1958

Dr. King knew what he was talking about; there's a reason why he advocated peaceful protest.

There's a reason why Gandhi embraced non-violent protest.

It works.

Violence just causes more problems and solves nothing.

I hope the people of Ferguson remember that.

I wish everyone understood that.