A Brief One from Doug Draper and Niagara At Large
Posted August 16th, 2017 on Niagara At Large
In the middle of all of the dark, disturbing madness, thuggery, fear-mongering and hatred that is Donald Trump and his poisonous presidency – former U.S. President Barack Obama – remember him? – sent out a tweet of his own a few days after neo-Nazis and white supremecists visited their hate and terror on an American town.
The tweet has already received millions of hits around the world and we at Niagara At Large want to share it with you if you have not yet seen it – with hope that love, peace and humanity will prevail.
Here it is Barack Obama’s twitter message, offering a quote from the late, great humanitarian Nelson Mandela –
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, they can be taught to love. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love.
“For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
Shortly after Barack Obama left the White House in January of this year, Rolling Stone featured a black and white photo of him walking away on the last page of the magazine with a parting quote from him that read – “Show up. Dive in. Stay at it. … I will be right there with you, as a citizen, for all my remaining days.”
Those are good words for all of us who want a better world for members of our family, our friends and neighbours, and for everyone who shares a brief time together on this amazing planet. Keep the faith and Resist fear and hate – Doug Draper
To visit Barack Obama on Twitter if you have a Twitter account of your own and can do it, click on – https://twitter.com/BarackObama ,
And here too, is a statement released earlier this August 16th by two other former presidents, George H. and George W. Bush –
“America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms. As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded of the fundamental truths recorded by that city’s most prominent citizen in the Declaration of Independence: we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights. We know these truths to be everlasting because we have seen the decency and greatness of our country.”
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