I don’t understand.
I will never be able to understand.
There is a lot of pain and hurt and I don’t understand because I am not a member of a community that has ever experienced pain and hurt.
I think about what people say and I think of the legal aspects of it – this makes me feel like I’m cold hearted.
I think about what people say and I become emotional about it – this makes me feel like I’m feeling sympathy for people that I have no right to feel these emotions for because my ancestors were the oppressors.
But at what point do we all acknowledge that we can express our emotions peacefully because we are all humans?
We all share this one thing in common.
Why must everything be about social hierarchy?
Why must everything be about cultural appropriation, sensitivity, etc.?
Why are humans so shitty to one another when we are all born the same?
Sure, we are all born into different situations, environments, etc., but we are all the same down to the core.
I don’t know how to help these people. I can’t physically do anything. All I can do is help others understand. But I don’t even understand.
And in the process, I’m being shut down from experiences because I’m a Western European descendent, white, American, Christian – the general stereotype of nearly every oppressor to walk the earth.
So, it’s making it harder to enjoy the good things.
To top it all off? Rockets are going off. Every 10-15 minutes for the past 2 hours. 20 at a time. It’s terrible.
How can these people achieve peace if they can’t maintain peace with each other?
Update: There has officially been a ceasefire in the missile launches, but it doesn’t make anything better. It doesn’t erase the fact that people were consistently getting killed because of this conflict. It doesn’t erase the fact that over 3,000 citizens in Israel alone have been killed due to this conflict.
It doesn’t make anything any better. There are still issues on the ground within communities that need to be solved.
A ceasefire is just putting a pause on the actual violence.