Another life has been senselessly taken far too early. Michael Dunn has been charged with 2nd degree murder, for the shooting and killing of teen Jordan Davis, after an argument over loud music at a gas station. Read the full story here :http://news.yahoo.com/video/man-charged-killing-teen-over-234016693.html
As these same stories continue to play out in the media, it’s almost becoming what’s to be expected; including the backlash. I’ve already read and heard the racial tension in this story beginning to build. The sad part is that this type of behavior will continue to manifest in this manner until we name the true culprit… lack of emotional control. Color matters as much as the day that this occurred on. What do you think Mr. Dunn is thinking now? Probably that the loud music wasn’t that serious after all. What about the families? All because of a moment of emotional expression that could only be said loud enough with a gunshot…or nine!
I’ll say again that many of us could find ourselves in situations where we act before thinking and end up in less than desired situations. When we respond to provocation around us, we become susceptible to whatever that energy brings to the table; now you’re in react – react mode. It’s all goes down hill from there.
I think what’s worse is the incline in the devaluation of life. I think the more people who inhabit the earth, the less important life actually becomes. So, many wars, murders, rape that you almost become numb to it. What’s going on these days?
Is vigilantism the way of the future. Will we become destitute hermits confined by our own ways or belief systems? This is not the future I’d like to see for my descendants. Just as the Egyptians, the Romans, Greeks have their place in history, one day people will write about our place on the timeline…what will be our story?