Before my twin sons learned to speak at the ages of 7 – 9, they were constantly frustrated because they couldn’t express their needs and desires in words. Tantrums were a constant.
As I watch the riots on TV, I have to wonder if part of the problem is that people don’t know how to express themselves. When commentators question them, many of them can hardly speak in coherent sentences. They are out of words or they don’t know how to access them.
I’ve read about the conspiracy theories, that these riots are our government desensitizing us for marshal law. I don’t know about all that, but if that’s true, then the oppressed masses have played right into their hands.
It’s easy to manipulate those who feel they have no voice.
There is definitely a time and place to stand up and be heard. But if you feel that every time you try to speak out you’re ignored and misunderstood, I can see how you’d get to the point of throwing a tantrum. But that doesn’t make it right. Civility and citizenship requires that we use those processes provided us by our republic. But those who haven’t been educated regarding these feel their only recourse is violence.
I think people are feeling frustration at a level they haven’t felt in decades. It’s ironic that at this time of technology and knowledge that there’s so much ignorance. The breakdown of the family, poverty, joblessness, lack of morals, lack of leadership all contributes.
But the bottom line is this: people need the Lord. Until they can know Him, and know that He is the father of the oppressed, and He will fight the battle, there will be violence on this earth.
Until Jesus comes there will be no peace.
All the more reason to keep living a Christ-like life.
To be available with THE answer for folks when they have nothing but anger, frustration and questions.