If these were people of color, or people of no color,
If these were convicted criminals, mentally disabled, or physically handicapped,
If these were women, gays, white men, black men, whores, thieves, or druggies in rehab (again),
If these were derelicts, outcasts, or homeless,
If these were deaf, mute, or blind,
If these were liberals, conservatives, SJWs, clingers, communists, capitalists, fascists, socialists, or some other “ists”,
If these were Black Panthers, KKK-ers, gangbangers, thugs, or bikers,
If these were Native Americans, Latinos, Middle Easterners, Asians, or Caucasians,
If these were Amish, Catholic, Muslim, Jew, Buddhists, Evangelicals, or Atheists,
There would be an unquenchable outcry for justice;
An unrelenting effort to bring an end to the horror;
An unapologetic condemnation of lives callously taken;
A collective shudder as we considered the loss of life.
But these are not those.
Those can speak.
Those can raise a fist in defiance.
Those can hold a sign in protest or call a press conference.
Those can raise funds to fight the injustice.
Those can gather together for mutual support and help.
Those can stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the face of certain slaughter.
All of those, acceptable or disagreeable,
Are these less because they cannot?
Are these despised because they cannot?
Are these voices not to be heard because they cannot?
Are these considered “not” because they cannot?
How shall those who can respond to these who cannot?
*One that cannot is aborted every
137 every hour
3,304 every day
23,196 every week
100,516 every month
1.206,192 every year
in the United States alone.
(Source: Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life)