Healing the Hatred Beast

I’ve discovered firsthand in recent weeks that to take a stand, to raise a beacon is to expose the darkness. A few weeks ago I became embroiled online in a conversation with a gentleman. It was his contention that the Confederate flag had no connection to racism. The conversation took a sudden turn when, frustrated with my position and his inability to change my mind, he abandoned his line of reasoning and countered with an argument that, I assume, was supposed to have no counter argument:

“There’s always been racism.”

I must admit my jaw hung slack until I countered there’d also always been murder, rape, and child molestation, yet we don’t find those acts acceptable. He then changed his argument again to include a deluge of swear words. End of conversation.

Two days ago I commented on a post celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Yesterday, I awoke to the following uncapitalized response:

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About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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