A number of people have speculated on how senseless it is for vandalism, theft, and destruction of property to occur, given these structures have often been instrumental for the betterment and edification of society.
And they often hurl observations like
“Real smart of you to destroy your own community.”
“How stupid can you be to loot and pillage and destroy that which is meant to help you?”
And I ask the following question:
“What real recourse do these men and women have?”
We have militarized the police, made certain of them untrustworthy, so much so that we cannot breath.
And we have made it so they cannot petition the government for a redress of greivances, especially in light of terrorist attacks.
What other recourse do they have?
If you wound an animal, it is going to write and destroy the nearest vulnerable thing, regardless of the sense it makes.
If you treat someone or a group of someones as totally subject to your whims, you should not be surprised when they engage in behavior that does not make sense.
A slave does not believe it has property, rights, an inheritance, a birthright, or a home.
Jack Frost said that each of us would either live like we have a home, or we would live like we do not have a home.
Gang, these people who are responding in this way in an unhealthy way are acting as if they do not have a home.
Just because the wars are over does not mean we have been delivered from slavery and our chains internally.
We have to lean, not into a flesh-and-blood father for freedom, but into our Heavenly Father for freedom. And we need to be damn sure we are helping those who are bound in a mindset of slavery to a place of freedom in the Father’s affectionate embrace.
Really, what recourse do they have?