But when you talk about destruction Don’t you know that you can count me out

by davebarclay1954

I saw something interesting yesterday, and the day before, so I thought I should really post my feelings on the topics and, at least for a while, try to post items more frequently than once a week.

The thing I saw the day before yesterday was a comment on using indicator blinking lights while driving (yes I’ve posted about this here before). It was actually a sign (probably not a real sign unless found outside a church) which read:

God moves in mysterious ways but you don’t have to, you should use your blinkers.

This was from a twitter feed I follow, and I had to like it and post a comment to say how much I liked it. That’s all I’m saying on the subject in this post.

The other thing I found yesterday was a petition on Change.org asking the Mayor of London to consider erecting a statue to remind people about Steven Lawrence, apologies if Steven should have been spelt with a ph in the middle. Steven Lawrence was waiting for a bus in London when 5 youths came up and beat him to death – because of his skin colour. So far only 2 have been jailed and the other 3 are still at large. This case proved how rife racism was in the Metropolitan Police, they didn’t want it investigated as it was a race hate crime.

I will repeat once again in case you missed it, it was racially motivated, Steven was black and all his attackers were white. Makes no difference if Steven was purple with yellow spots, the colour of his skin is no excuse to kill him. People from black, white, brown and Asian families were incensed and have been asking for the investigation to be made public so that we can have justice carried out for Steven. After all we are all of us one race, we are all members of the Human Race. My heart goes out to everyone who has ever been a victim of race hate or sex hate, violence is not necessary and we should all shout out together to end violence now, today.

There is one other thing I would like to say to all those campaigning tirelessly to end racism and racist attacks, whether they use the #BlackLivesMatter or not, we are all with you brothers and sisters. Black, white, red, or any other colour makes no difference, we can only make a difference if we stand united and together on the barricades. I don’t care if you are black, white, red, brown or purple with yellow spots, you deserve to be treated with respect. Whether you are a man, woman or somewhere in between, you also deserve to be treated with respect. Anyone who tries to take away the human rights of any one of our brothers and sisters tries to take our rights away.

We all have the right to love whoever we choose, without prejudice, we all have the right to live our lives peacefully, wherever we live. Anyone who commits rape, and that is having sexual relationships without explicit consent, deserves to be punished to the full extent of the law, makes no difference if they are the President of the United States or a homeless man, they are not above the law.

Music is celebrating the 50th anniversary super deluxe edition of The Beatles which will be released on 9 November 2018. The music was found on YouTube but I do not own the copyright, please enjoy.