We have all seen for ourselves this year just how controversial killings can be. For instance, a few months ago, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling were shot and killed by the police, which sparked mass riots as a result. The Black Lives Matter campaign went on to become a stronghold for the world, in which everyone stood up and fought for their lives as well as the lives of others following these killings.
Racism is a horrible force to be reckoned with and even to this day, it is still an ongoing problem that we are all tackling almost every single day, but without causing offence, and with apologies in advance if you are offended, as well as the fact Black Lives Matter, all lives matter regardless of skin colour, sex, race, religion, culture, background and origin. Why? Because we should all stick together and realise that we all need each other and that we need to be the strong link and change in this world that can make this world a better place.
We don’t want conflict and resolution in this world, and neither do I in any aspect. We all want peace, love, equality and diversity in this world and the only way we can all do that is if we stand up and fight for what we believe in.
Do you think I would be prepared to live in this world full of hate, inequality and disrespect? No chance! Not even by a mile! I would rather live in a world full of equality, diversity, love and respect where everyone is treated with the full respect that they truly deserve, completely free from conflict and resolution, but also free from war.
You can read what is said here and straightaway become offended because of what I have said, but I am not here to prove a point, let alone here to cause offence. I am here to tell you all how I really feel and all the time there is hate, war, violence, a lack of diversity, a lack of equality, including conflict and resolution in this world, then none of us have really lived to see how all this rears the ugliest head in the world.
Shortly after Philando Castile was shot and killed in Minnesota and shortly after Alton Sterling was killed by the police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a mass protest sparked by the Black Lives Matter campaign showed a woman standing up for her rights against the police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as she took a stand against gun violence.
Violence in this world really makes me sick to the core, and to hear of crimes being committed more or less every day in this world, it disgusts me that this whole world, and yes, this whole world cannot get a grip and get along.
I am speaking out in confidence for the first time in the wake of losing my friend, who I recently told you lost his life after a group of thugs stabbed him to death 20 or more times with machetes. I want you all to know how I really feel because for the first time, I have found my voice and I have learned to keep strong, and I have always thought, why should I cry for those who killed my friend? I would rather cry for my friend who I lost than for those who committed the crimes in the first place. As mentioned before, I will not disclose my friend’s name for legal reasons, nor the location of where my friend was killed, but for the first time, I can say this. Why should I have to be afraid? Why should I care what anyone thinks of me? Why can’t everyone, and yes, everyone, just get along in this world?
I have never had the bottle to speak up and say this until now because I often worried that speaking up may be something I live to regret, but I am pleased to say I can finally tell you how much pain I have been in recently as a result of losing my friend. I can say this as much as I want now. I hope those thugs who killed my friend rot in hell for the rest of their lives and that they experience the great deal of pain that they dealt me and everyone else.
All Lives Matter, and despite the fact that gun crimes, knife crimes, in fact, all crimes won’t change and repair the damage that has been done, now is the time to make that change and now is the time to stand up and fight for what we believe in. Now is the time where we stand up not just for who we are, but for what we do, and sure, controversy is something that isn’t new, but who cares? I don’t and neither should we.
This is the first time I have ever spoken up about what I really feel as well as how I really feel. Since I lost my friend, there has been a lot of tears and even writing this whilst in a tearful state will make you realise just how hard everything has been recently for me. I love my friend so much the same as everyone else did and it’s hard to lose a friend to a murder, but I want you all to know that I am keeping strong for my friend and for anyone else in this world.
At the end of the day, what is the point of hate and violence? All me and every single one of us want is love, peace, care, equality and diversity and respect. I just wish this world was never a bad place.
One more thing. Love one another because none of us will realise just how much we all mean to one another until we are gone. Make the most of the life you have because you’ll never have another one like the life you have at the moment ever again. Love one another, respect one another, treat one another equally and diversely, but most of all, we should all stick together and stand up and fight for what we believe in.
This has to be one of the most difficult moments of my life, I’ve never had to go through the pain of losing a friend. I have lost a family relative at a certain stage in my life, but losing a friend of mine is harder to deal with. Again, I am staying strong for the sake of my friend and for everyone else, but this has to be one of the most difficult moments of my life so it will take a lot of time for everything to get back to normal.
If you think All Lives Matter, please let me know by submitting your feedback below in the comments. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and again, I can only apologise in advance if any one of you or every single one of you takes offence.
Offence is not my intention, honesty is the best policy, but respect is what really matters.