Jan. 6 insurrection reverie

I understand the rage. I do not condone it, but I understand it. It is the rage of the ages, of all of those who have been berated, cut down and wounded; of all of those who were betrayed by anyone who was supposed to bear witness to the truth for them; by anyone who was supposed to unconditionally love them, protect, defend, understand, and stand by for them, but didn’t.

I understand the rage, but its outlet and medium and element is not more violence imposed on the believed betrayers. Might the rage instead be tempered and restructured and put forth as unending energy for change? Can those who rage against the incorrectly-believed injustice find a more rational weapon in their arsenal? Perhaps; perhaps not.

– Dolores T. Mazurkewicz, Hesperus