The Cancer of Hate


This post was originally spurred by the events that occurred at the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, VA last August, but unfortunately remains relevant and timeless as the cancer of hate continues to metastasize here at home and around the world. Friends, I hope you find it in your heart to read, share and do your part to fight the good fight and not let hate in any form win. ✌️💞

The cancer of hate cannot be cured by the razing of monuments or the National Guard. Its legacy envelopes our pure and precious babies, infects institutions and poisons the rivers of love that nourish souls. The vitriolic vocabulary of hate turns hearts to stones that we hurl at the “others”. The blighted run-off of hate pollutes our ground water and infects history’s open wounds. Hate-mongers and terrorists among us propagate fear in people too conjoined to screens to notice the underlying decay of a society. What will remain when our amniotic legacy becomes toxic? How will one find shelter beneath a leafless tree of life, poisoned by its own caretakers, the spores of love no longer carried by the winds? How many of us are willing to shine our lights onto the shadows of those who seek to destroy what they do not understand? In the words of Chet Powers,

Love is but the song we sing

Fear’s the way we die

You can make the mountains ring

Or make the angels cry

Though the bird is on the wing

And you may not know why
Come on, people now

Smile on your brother, everybody get together

Try to love one another right now.
Some will come and some will go

We will surely pass

When the one that left us here

Returns for us at last

We are but a moment’s sunlight

Fading in the grass.
Come on, people now

Smile on your brother, everybody get together

Try to love one another right now
Come on, people now

Smile on your brother, everybody get together

Try to love one another right now.
Come on, people now

Smile on your brother, everybody get together

Try to love one another right now.
If you hear the song I sing

You will understand, listen

You hold the key to love and fear

All in your trembling hand

Just one key unlocks them both
It’s there at your command
Come on, people now
Smile on your brother, everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

Come on, people now
Smile on your brother, everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

I said, come on, people now
Smile on your brother, everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

Right now, right now.
Songwriters: Chet Powers
Get Together lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

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