A Plea – Do we walk upright?

 

And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder:
One of the four beasts saying: “Come and see.”
And I saw.
And behold, a white horse.

There’s a man goin’ ’round takin’ names.
An’ he decides who to free and who to blame.
Everybody won’t be treated all the same.
There’ll be a golden ladder reaching down.
When the man comes around.

When the man comes around….Johnny Cash

This post is dedicated to the Water Protectors under siege in North Dakota. May their story and stand be told for generations to come.

Man is said to be the highest life form on this planet due to our ability to walk upright.  Interesting concept of measure.  When I see how we treat each other and especially those who we see as different, I seriously question the validity of this claim.  Our blatant disregard for the rights of peoples and their way of life tells of a society who walks with their heads down – ashamed to look up for seeing the truth of what we’ve become.

We may walk upright, but we do so hollow and contorted.

My fellow man, woman and child.  Look up and open your eyes.  Our land, air and water are sacred to all of us.  We shall all be called to answer for what happens here.  No one escapes from this calling.

Let us stop this devastating action that has short-term gain for the few with long-term consequences for the rest of us.

Look up and walk tall.

Peace

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