Good Arms vs. Bad Arms

This post is inspired by:

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

So, this is my second post for the night, what a lucky day (or night I should say) for all my fans out there! In the hours since I’ve last posted, the Ferguson case came to the forefront as a decision was made. Please note that I am not discussing the verdict of this decision on my blog.

What caught my eye most about this case, is of course the aftermath — how social media plays such a crucial role, and how the whole country all of the sudden has something to say. It is a well known saying that the truth will set one free. What causes the debate is how one feels after they’ve spoke their mind, said the truth, and sit back and wait for others to either agree, or criticize.

In the past, tragedies of any kind have produced intense and beautiful works of writing, creating poems, songs, novels. People of all kinds simply put pen to paper, and attempt to make sense of their world.

I feel like today is no exception.

If you go and check social media, Twitter, Facebook, any online newspaper, you’ll be able to see the voices America start to be heard. Themes of racism and injustice, lack of compassion, violence are flooding social media. I turned to classic literature, To Kill A Mockingbird, a book I read in high school. The book discusses similar issues that are still being discussed today. Harper Lee said it best in her novel, “They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again and when they do it — seems that only children weep,”.

Literature has the ability to open one’s mind, and heal the soul.


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