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Why violent protests are the answer.

Why violent protests are the answer.

Mindset, Relationships
Gaurav Chawla Gaurav Chawla
Mindset, Relationships

Another black man (George Floyd) was killed in front of our eyes. What was the horrendous crime that this man committed to deserve death? He tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill in Minnesota to purchase cigarettes. Wow, he truly deserved to die! (Sarcasm). A similar situation, with the case with Eric Garner. In both the case of George Floyd and Eric Garner, a cop kneeled and choked, respectively, to kill them.

As Trevor Noah mentioned in his recent episode of the daily show, society is a contract. It is a contract with a set of shared values between all human beings alive on the planet today. A contract that states that we will not loot, steal, or murder one another. However, violent protests and anger are what happens when a few individuals from a crucial part of society (the police) do not adhere to the rules. Their job is to serve and protect, and the majority of them do. But a handful ruin it. They misuse their power and cross the line. And looking at the data, there is a blatant pattern. Black Americans; who are continually not getting their share of the contract fulfilled.

No Justice No Peace
“A riot is the language of the unheard.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

So, now you understand why there’s anger and violence in these protests and why it’s needed. It’s to send a loud and clear message that enough is enough. It’s a war cry for action. It’s the frustration of not being heard. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “A riot is the language of the unheard.” This time, there will be action. Otherwise, there is no stopping this.

The “No Justice No Peace” is valid. It’s an If-then statement. If no justice, then no peace.

Gaurav Chawla

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"There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs." Staying Uncomfortable is the result of my mind trying to make sense of life, people, and the world around me. The fickle nature of life has made me realize the importance of being in the present moment, and that life is all about enjoying these little moments. As I embark upon this journey of spirituality and a growth mindset, I invite you along with us, to share your perspectives, and to challenge ours. Lots of love, and gratitude for being here with us.