A thought occurred on rising this morning. Speaking from the perspective of a Christian who believes in the equality of all humankind:
All Protestant Christian denominations were forged in the fires of protest. The American nation was forged in the fire of protest. Therefore, protest, in these two (and, surely, countless) historical cases, was an essential element of the birth and evolution of theological and political movements.
Therefore, it seems to me, that those who protest against racial inequality and police brutality, each and both of which, on their face, fly in the face of the founding values of this nation, are (in the frequently used term of this viral pandemic time) “essential workers” for the sake of the maintenance of democracy.
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