Words Matter

Remember that old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”?

That old adage first appeared in The Christian Recorder of March 1862, a publication of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. 

It certainly doesn’t fit in what we see today in America.  

Now it seems if you say “Black Lives Matter” or “All Lives Matter” that you are against others or even called a racist.  America is way too hypersensitive about these kind of things.  If you say “black lives matter” it doesn’t make you racist no more than saying you support any other cause.  

If you were to join a march against cancer that doesn’t mean you are for Alzhemiers or ALS.  It only means that you are trying to bring attention to that issue.  Usually because that issue affected you personally in some way. 

Yes all lives matter.  Where were these movements when we were killing Native Americans and taking their land?   Would it have been racist for them to form a group called “Indian Lives Matter”?

President Obama made the statement yesterday  “We are not as divided as we seem”.  Is he serious?   Has he been watching the news?   When simple words divide us there is definitely something wrong.   It’s not sticks and stones that are hurting us.  It’s words and guns that are doing it.  

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