The future isn’t poisoned air and water.
It isn’t black-lung coal mines where canaries die and workers toil until their backs crack broken, their wheezing lungs destroyed, their spirits long since crushed. It’s not sludge in filthy water, destroying the elements that bring us… life.
The future isn’t animals hunted to extinction and tortured. Nor tormented.
The future isn’t cruelty. Inhumanity. Insanity. The future isn’t racism and inbreeding due to racism.
The future isn’t a government ever concerning itself with the contents of one woman’s womb.
The future isn’t children terrified to attend school, not because they’re unprepared for an exam, but because they are unprepared to die so young and see their friends screaming their last breaths in such short lives, lying in their own pools of blood.
Because no one put a stop to it.
Because the only few that could were paid to not care. Money drenched in blood. Their political campaigns and TV ads paid for in sacrifice by Sandy Hook’s Elementary School students. 20 children between six and seven years old, and six adults, in paltry exchange for “thoughts’ and “prayers”.
Here’s what that looks like. I’m sorry to show you this. I truly am, but there are times in life when none of us can still afford to be a coward. Sometimes you just have to see the very worst thing.
That photo was courtesy of the National Rifle Association. All those kids are dead. They absolutely all died violently. Screaming, probably for their moms and dads. Terrified. If that doesn’t bother you, you shouldn’t exist. In the future, you won’t.
See, the problem with money is that it can buy anything, no matter how cruel, if you spread enough of it around. In the future, large and powerful entities won’t be able to buy their own interests at the grave peril of others.
In the past, when we’d discover that six children died due to poor treatment by our own government, or that children were molested inside a government facility, or that thousands were misplaced due to acts of overt racism based inhumanity, we’d be truly appalled. Shocked, and horrified. All of us, not just some of us… In the future, we will be too.
The future is every person of every color and every religion and every gender all working together in a common goal, none of them separate and all them the same except for their names. All protected. By each other.
The future is heroism. Valor. Honor. Justice and truth. The future is KNOWLEDGE and science and wisdom.
The future is hope.
We’ve come to a crossroads. We need to make choices now. Not a moment or a second from now. We NEED tomorrow. It cannot be wasted. Our survival depends on it.
The future has to start today, this very minute.
The bridge to it will only be open for a scant few hours in November 2020.
Please vote accordingly.
Written by Steven w. Rouach