We are not born filled with hate and bigotry.
They both are learned experiences and usually from those who raise us – our parents or close friends.
Dylann pulled the trigger.
Who taught him where to aim?
Dylann Roof received his gun from his father. Who supplied him with the hate to use it as he did? He dropped out of school in the ninth grade and sat in his room until he was twenty-one. Then he tried to start a race war. Someone gave him the idea and I sincerely doubt that he picked it up on his own from the internet, although that is possible. Stricter gun laws are necessary, but even more needed is greater love and less hate. Let’s start in that direction now.
Some say this shooting was like a mass lynching, an event that still happens in the US. Lynching was a common occurrence in the US until the 1930s. Early in the century, Mark Twain started to write about lynchings and then decided not to publish. He feared losing all his friends in the South. However, we must speak out…
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