go and register to vote …
That is change we need.
“A protest has purpose. When Dr. King was assassinated, we didn’t do this to our city,” Bottoms said in Atlanta. “If you want change in America, go and register to vote … That is the change we need in this country.”
“What I see happening on the streets of Atlanta is not Atlanta. This is not a protest. This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” an impassioned Bottoms said at a news conference. “This is chaos.“
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
After months of Covid 19 Press conferences and updates where information and news seems to be delivered by rote, the emotion and feeling of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was stunning.
Her “I can’t protect you out there” …
If this doesn’t ring a bell in your soul take your pulse to make sure you aren’t dead.
The Prophet Hosea wrote, The people who live in Samaria fear for the calf-idol of Beth Aven. Its people will mourn over it, and so will its idolatrous priests, those who had rejoiced over its splendor, because it is taken from them into exile. (Hosea 10:5)
John Calvin wrote, “The Prophet teaches that the glorying by which hypocrites deceive themselves will NOT be permanent; for the Lord will surely lead them, as we shall see, to sudden and unexpected shame.”
Mayor Bottoms said, “I wear this each and every day, and I pray over my children each and every day. So what I see happening on the streets of Atlanta is not Atlanta.”
I can only echo her words.
SHOW UP AND VOTE.
We are better than this.