Depress the Alt-Right Button Within

Keith 1By Keith Lyndaker Schlabach

 

It is critical that I speak out in no uncertain terms against hate and those who perpetuate such.

However, it becomes all too easy to point fingers at the other or demonize the haters and ignore the racist tendencies that fester inside my own heart.

If I am honest, I must always, as it were, “call a spade a spade.” Both without and within.

I must confess my own sin of thoughts and intentions that keep me from truly loving difference.

I must seek out the places inside my soul where I march in darkness and open them up to the blazing light of compassion.

I must tear down the statues I have erected to honor the enslavement of another.

 

I must depress the alt-right button within.

Originally posted at peacegrooves.org

 

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2 thoughts on “Depress the Alt-Right Button Within

  1. Reminds me of Thomas Merton: “Instead of hating the people you think are war makers, hate the appetites and the disorder in your own soul, which are the causes of war. If you love peace, then hate injustice, hate tyranny, hate greed—but hate these things in yourself, not in another.”

  2. La Paix Ordre De Dieu Pour Les Nations . Le Congo Drc Necessite Votre Aport . Pasteur Emmanuel Muhebule. Osodi Women Peace

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