Again, I combine the lessons of two artists in Skillshare classes:
- Charly Clements, Drawing Expressive Faces #funwithfaces
- Ira Marcks Cartooning: People in Motion and Cartooning: Drawing Bodies and Poses
It fits with the protests around the country. Instead of calling out troops and calling them “war zones,” to divide us, get negotiators in to work for justice. That’s the goal. Justice for all. Be a leader.
Liberty and justice for all. Sound familiar?
And the unlicensed militia causes harm and incites violence. And sometimes, it seems, the police are working with these white supremacist militia. Here’s a 2016 article warning of this: FBI Warns of White Supremacists in Law Inforcement 10 Years Ago.
Exactly 10 years ago this week, the FBI warned of the potential consequences — including bias — of white supremacist groups infiltrating local and state law enforcement, indicating it was a significant threat to national security…
In the 2006 bulletin, the FBI detailed the threat of white nationalists and skinheads infiltrating police in order to disrupt investigations against fellow members and recruit other supremacists.
Open Democracy presents a history here.
These links between law enforcement and white supremacist organizations are deeply concerning, and present a very real threat to peace, justice and liberty in the United States and around the world. As police racism once again enters the spotlight it is more important than ever to examine and challenge the infiltration of law enforcement by racist extremists.
Republicans blame the protesters. That blind and racist focus prevents peace. They are not looking deeper, perhaps not able to because they care not for others– they have no feelings for others’ issues. Read Pope Paul VI words here:
It is difficult, but essential, to form a genuine idea of Peace. It is difficult for one who closes his eyes to his innate intuition of it, which tells him that Peace is something very human. This is the right way to come to the genuine discovery of Peace: if we look for its true source, we find that it is rooted in a sincere feeling for man. A Peace that is not the result of true respect for man is not true Peace. And what do we call this sincere feeling for man? We call it Justice.
If you want peace, work for justice. Pope Paul VI, 1/1/72
Justice for the continued killing of black and brown people.
Support the cause for justice, and perhaps think on these words I found in an Instagram story today:
Do not look away. An entire group of people are grieving and will continue to until we face the truth of who are we are and decide to be better for liberty and justice for all.
Do not look away.
As Pope Paul VI explained:
Peace resounds as an invitation to practise Justice: “Justice will bring about Peace” (Cf: Is 32:17). We repeat this today in a more incisive and dynamic formula: “If you want Peace, work for Justice”.
King James Bible
And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
Do not look away.
Work for justice.
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker