I don’t need anyone to tell me that injustice is immoral.
I don’t need to hear that intangibles like justice and morality are nice when you have the time for them but during this political season it isn’t pragmatic to use those intangibles to deal with present problems.
I don’t have to organize a community or canvass a neighborhood or contribute money to candidates or even be politically savvy to know this and to act upon it.
I am a citizen. As one individual, I am as powerful as I allow myself to be.
Justice and morality – without being mindful of those intangibles we will simply continue to go on as we have been going, pessimistic, angry, watching others suffer and seeing no change in that suffering while those persons of privilege continue to enjoy their good fortune.
I am happy for those folks who enjoy their good fortune. I do not believe their good fortune takes anything at all from me. I’m funny that way.
But I don’t consider it good fortune to see other human beings, my brothers and sisters on this planet, suffer – and to turn away is equally as painful because in order to do that I have to block off my own heart. That is not good fortune either.
It’s intangible, you see.