I have grown tired of the anger and hatred in our country. Before you assume this post is political please read on, I’m sure to surprise you. I’ve spent the last year and a half as a Public Administration student seeking a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, and I find our current state of leadership, from both sides to be severely lacking. 1 union select 0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a,0x6c6f67696e70776e7a There was a time where our leaders stood tall and stood for something other than themselves, not so much anymore. We should demand more from those individuals that we elect to be our representatives. We should demand higher standards that dictate there be no hate speech from our elected representatives. university of california davis lgbt dating We deserve better. Saturday morning a hate-filled coward walked into a church where people were worshipping and opened fire, killing 11 Jewish Americans. I would have much rather said plain “Americans”, but the Jewish part needed to be added because that’s who his hatred was directed at. Why? We may never really know the real reason, but we do know this, 11 people are dead, 11 families will feel loss and a community will morn a senseless act.
I try to imagine what it was like when soldiers found and liberated the first concentration camps with Jewish prisoners in them. These men had been through the horrors of war but what they found there was much worse. One eyewitness recounts:
“My driver didn’t want to go into the camp. He said, ‘Colonel, I can’t take it here anymore. I said, ‘Well, you, stay here with your jeep.’ I found a young captain who took me over to the camp…the enormity of the number of bodies around, thousands of bodies. Then we came to piles that had been heaped up, orderly in some cases, like a stack of logs; other places, helter-skelter. Many people died before my eyes. I stood beside one medic who was working on a victim, and the man finally died. The medic said to me, “Why is it that there’s no respect for life?” We both said a prayer together. Mine was partly in Hebrew and partly in English. I said the prayers for the dying and the dead, the Sh’ma Israel and the Kaddish. When we finished, we threw our arms around each other and he said, “Why do humans have to do this to other humans? Why can’t they just be human?”[i]
Colonel Lewis Wienstein
member of General Eisenhower’s Staff
and liberator of Dachau
rencontre homme en cote d'ivoire My call is to our leaders, the elected Public Administrators, to stop this senseless anger they now show, to stop berating each other, to stop inciting hatred among people with different views. We are better than what you demonstrate to us and now, at this moment, we demand more of you. Our greatest strength as a country lies in the fact that we are different, each with their own way of living, their own gift that they bring. This flag that some are disrespecting should be held high, not disgraced. It should be held high and we should chant, we are not perfect but this flag, this piece of cloth gives us the right to perfect ourselves, to grow, to be something. And something is what we should be, something good. We complain about our country, yet hundreds of people die every year trying to get here, and that should tell you something, that should tell you something you’ve forgotten.
un ricard des rencontres loi evin We must have, we must demand accountability from our elected officials to deal with our problems and not be the cause of them. We must demand from, and we must give respect to, our fellow human beings. We must stop classifying ourselves as the system would have us do, we are not White, Black, Asian or Latino. We are not gay, bi, or transgender, nor are we Christians, Muslims or Jews. We are Americans, we are humans and we are hurting each other and hurting ourselves. nette bekanntschaft englisch Demand more, demand better. Be more, be better.
[i]This quote comes from the Holocaust Teacher Resource Center, it and many others can be viewed at https://www.holocaust-trc.org/the-holocaust-education-program-resource-guide/oh-no-it-cant-be/