America has always had its challenges.
From the War Between the States, to the Watts riots; from the Rodney King furor to the George Floyd Insurrection, its temper-tantrum spiraled out of control, fueled by its inability to satisfy its delusions of grandeur.
We must no longer fool ourselves.
Yet, we must ask ourselves, how much did we ignore? How often did we look the other way? How much of a part did we play in its maturity? Did we allow too much, or perhaps too little? Only you can answer.
Make no mistake, it took a village to raise this child. When America’s tale is finally told, and its story written- what lesson will you have learned? What role will you ultimately have played? What side of history will you be on?
In the profound last line from the film, “The Day The Earth Stood Still:”
“The decision rests with you.”