The History of Politics Murdering Peace

By Ginger Davis

Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday marked the thirtieth year of Nathuram Godse’s infamous shooting of Mahatma Gandhi at the Birla House Compound (now Gandhi Smriti) in New Deli, India. Godse killed a Man of Peace to support his political party and their ideology.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered by James Earl Ray in 1968. Marcus Wayne Chenault murdered Alberta Christine Williams King, the mother of Martin Luther King, Jr. 6-years after her son’s violent death, for the same reason as Booth. The King Family was the vanguard for civil rights.

Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and Robert Kennedy, all murdered for political reasons. For political and personal reasons, a sitting president of the United States incited a riot on January 26, 2021, that killed Ashli Babbitt, Benjamin Phillips, Brian Sicknick, Kevin Greeson, and Rosanne Boyland are dead. In my opinion, Brian Sicknick, the only casualty who died in defense of Democracy, was doing his job as a Capitol Police Officer, trying to protect the peace.

I’d like help from you to understand how humans keep making the same mistake time and time again. Why do we allow ignorance, greed, and selfishness to perpetuate hate and bigotry?

Why is it not okay to disagree on the matter yet find a mutually beneficial way to resolve opposing views? Is it that hard to understand another perception or try to understand their experiences because their skin color is a different hue?

What Makes Difference So Bad?

Each human being is born uniquely different from another. Even identical twins have differences in physical attributes. Genetic recombination makes us different. Gender makes us different, so why?

I learned that Black youth do not consider themselves to be African-American. Our young people are using Black-American to signify their nationality. In my family, we simply define ourselves as American. Get rid of the hyphen people! Italian-American, Irish-American, and Asian-American. Just be an American.

Those of us who travel outside of the United States are not referred to with a hyphen when they call out to us on the street with pleasant greetings. They say, America, or American. Yes, that is who I am, an American. Living in a disjointed, misguided, and increasingly uncivilized America. So, what are we going to do about it?

It is good that we are talking. Even though Caucasians feel like they have to walk on eggshells or are on the defense, ready for a confrontation. Keep talking — take a deep breath. Employ more deep listening than talking, not just wait your turn to speak, and concentrate hard on suppressing pre-conceived notions or judgments. Understanding will not develop if we do not remove barriers entrenched by centuries of social indoctrination.

Thank you for taking a stand.

I did say we are all different. However, not exclusively so. Regardless of our ethnic background, religious belief, or gender, we do have much in common. I am not going to list these treats for you. Do that for yourself. Think about what we have in common, what we should have in common as a people of one nation. What do we have in common as human beings on a planet we all have to share?

I leave you with this one final thought. There is only one race, the Human Race.

Ginger Davis — Sister, mother, friend, advocate, and mentor.

I look forward to your comments or questions, and would like to have a real conversation. Thanks for reading.

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