men stood around
who had taken an oath to protect and serve
while innocence and innocents died
while innocents bled
while innocents breathed each and every breath in terror
for what must have been an eternity…
men stood in the hallway
debating and thinking
I have expressed as clearly as any language can: thinking blocks caring.
NOW DO YOU SEE??!!
Thinking is a way for us to excuse our failure to show up as we ‘know’ in our hearts we want to…for balking and talking…for not having courage in the face of the uncertainty and the unknowable…
WHO CARES??? That is the question.
Go ahead. Think about it. Talk about it.
Decency demands our honesty. And our resolve to act in whatever hallway we are standing in. Dare to care. Kindly and courageously and repeatedly…if you want.
This much is for sure; those who stood by will not draw a peaceful breath until they are completely honest, in public, about what really happened.