If I Could Change One Thing…

Powerful words by John Pennington.

Class War In America

If I could change one thing, I would ask that all people have empathy. If they did, they would respect others and love the humanity in all people. If we could somehow learn this, most of the world’s worst problems would fade away. Can you imagine what the Middle East would be like right now? Do you realize that the weekly death toll of unarmed people of color would be zero?

Here’s something that Westerners in general, and Americans in particular, simply do not understand. Remember 9/11? Of course you do. It was an atrocity and it was traumatic. But in many parts of the world people didn’t get very excited about it. And why not? Because for them, the scope of 9/11 was rather small (under 3,000) compared to the ongoing destruction of their lives by Western armies and corporations, particularly American ones, continuous destruction for centuries.

The atrocity of…

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