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The Louisiana Social Pledge (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

I am sick with guilt. I live in a country where we have become terrorists to each other. We don’t talk to each other anymore. We’re not interested in each other for the right reasons. We’re ready to go on the defense without listening to the offense. Most troubling, we now cling to the internet and don’t know what the real world looks like anymore. I can’t seem to rest knowing that our children are now the targets of terror created by our own people. I can’t seem to rest knowing that the media thinks they know us and what we want to hear. I can’t seem to rest knowing that I have allowed politicians to push us towards “cliffs.” I am completely responsible for all of this, because I have sat back and watched knowing damn well I could be a better role model, if not to stop these things, at least inspire people to prevent these things. I have to man up.


Surely, we can’t prevent hurricanes. We can’t interfere with God. However, we can prevent man-made disasters. 
What I fear is that we are…