Hate, violence, and fear are taking over all of the media. During this monumental pandemic, all of the news outlets are using this to their advantage to light the fire underneath us. Now more than ever, it’s important to support those that you care about.
These are times where we need to put our own views aside to understand how others are feeling. We’re already facing a vast valley that will test the strength of our nation. Heading into an election year, politics threaten to divide our country even more.
You don’t need to agree with someone’s view, but you do need to take the time to understand why someone feels the way they do.
Most recently, NFL Quarterback Drew Brees took to social media to share his view that kneeling during the National Anthem is disrespectful to those who have served in the military.
Yet, in the fight against police brutality, kneeling was never a sign of disrespecting those who have lost their lives for our freedom. This is why communication is key. One side felt as if people were insulting the United States of America, where one side felt they were using a peaceful gesture to bring a sensitive subject into the limelight.
Now, a peaceful gesture that Colin Kaepernick first promoted back in 2016 that was misconstrued as disrespect, is now causing a war against racism and police brutality. Where it’s easy for anyone to pick up their phone and share their views with the world, the amount of animosity is unprecedented.
Overall, our nation will get through this difficult period. Let’s not give in to anger and fear. We need to focus on the positive, come together, and create a stronger country.
Josh Krafchick, AKA “CHACHI”