Shout Louder, Fight In Peace Harder

When our voices are not heard, we shout louder.

When Racism, oppression, cruelty, injustice, violence and abuse keeps happening, repeating, we fight in peace harder.

When we are being ignored, ridiculed, shamed, hurt for speaking the truth and doing what’s right, we press on, we bare all until the rawness melts even the most hardened.

We will no longer be silent. We will no longer pretend it doesn’t bother and affect us all. Together united, we are stronger.

Our world is changing. Our minds and hearts are changing. We will break the chains. Walls will fall. The mighty and the powerful will be humbled.

One struggle. One dream. One fight. One goal. We will be free.

I stood frozen. They’re words were the words I wanted to scream. Then tears started falling. Next thing I knew, I was marching with them. It didn’t matter that we don’t know each other by name. What mattered was our voices were coming together shouting something we share the same , “Stop Violence. Stop Hatred. Stop Racism. Justice for all!” It felt good. I felt free.

Warning: Video unedited. Has sensitive contents and obscene words. Do NOT watch if you’re not ready.

America takes pride in its ability to protect freedom of speech. It is a country that will go to war to protect democracy and defend the oppressed. We are now at war and being oppressed within our own country. Please fight and save those you swear oath to protect and set free. Your people direly needs you now.

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36 Responses to Shout Louder, Fight In Peace Harder

  1. Fine spirit and sentiment.

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    • It was no longer enough to say it or think it, or worse be passive, it needs people act if they mean it. I don’t want my son to grow-up and his generation hating people still because for cultural difference & ethnicity . Thanks for the feedback.

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  2. ourcrossings says:

    The American dream is premised on the notion that social mobility is not only possible, but expected – where one generation can do better than the last. Yet the high costs of housing, health care and other necessities means people often have to choose between basic needs. Throw in cruelty and injustices and everything else that’s going on right now and people leave their homes to march on the streets to demand change. When people gather collectively and have a show of strength in terms of sheer numbers is quite powerful. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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    • Thank you for a very enlightening, real, inspiring feedback. I live in the part of the Bay Area where homelessness is a norm and high cost housing is left unaddressed. Even with COVID19 pandemic , the rich outbids each other. The poor and middle income will just always ,” Dream.” When we truly open our eyes to the truth in America, it’s heartbreaking. But yes, there’s hope as long as there’s people willing to fight for what’s right and just.

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  3. Ab says:

    Such powerful and important words. And how wonderful that you were moved and compelled to join. Every person and every step and every word can help make a larger and collective difference!

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    • I did against my wife’s advice ( with COVID-19 outbreak still at large) but I was glad the heart overcame the fear because like everyone who went out the streets and continue to do so, we want to be a part of the change happening in our current history. Nothing happens with waiting . Nothing happens if we don’t take action no matter scary. I hope to look back one day and say,”I was there. I was part of something good.” Thank you.

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      • Ab says:

        Glad you followed your heart!

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      • As I get older, life lessons taught me that our heart always is the one who knows everything we hope and dream. It knows what’s right. It knows what makes us truly happy and free. Most are afraid to follow it because of what society or people we know may say but in the end, it is our life , & we just have to make the most of it, our way. Everyone is chained to something , the difference is there are those who will fight to be free and those who will wait and just pray someone will help them break those chains. Either way no human being should be chained into anything . We all are meant to live blessed and free. 🙏

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      • Ab says:

        Following your intuition is scary but also liberating. Good for you!

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      • It was scared at first , but I was wearing a mask & most did, but also working with possible COVID19 makes one tougher , what’s seems scary to others is a healthcare worker new normal . Thanks.

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  4. Jane Tawel says:

    I read this today and I hope it will encourage you. It is from John Lewis (may he rest in the peace and justice he fought for): “Freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finally sit down and rest. Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society.” Stay strong, Jane

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    • Thank you Jane for sharing John Lewis definition of freedom. It is beautiful, hopeful , encouraging. He is correct. Freedom is something we continue to strive to improve everyday , every generation that we may be able to create a society is more just, more kind and humane.

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  5. Lainey says:

    Love these photos – so inspiring and so important to keep fighting everyday!

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  6. JanBeek says:

    Thank you for stepping up and stepping in – and being part of it. We all need to wake up to the importance of today’s message, “Enough is enough!” You wrote with such affirmation when you pronounced, “Our world is changing. Our minds and hearts are changing. We will break the chains. Walls will fall. The mighty and the powerful will be humbled. ” I pray you are right… and I pray the powerful who prey on the weak and vulnerable will be rendered powerless sooner than later!! Bless you for joining the effort!

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  7. So many people say they want to go back to “normal” but the truth is we need a lot of change and going back to the way it was is only taking backward steps.

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    • I agree. We can’t allow the wrongs of the past repeat itself . The road to change will be long and hard as shown by the daily news of fighting and struggle but we need to keep movement going for as long as it takes. Injustice is everywhere…society, work place, even among we trusted as friends or family. Thanks.

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      • Yes, everyone has to take part. I still do not understand though how there are still people who think race or sex makes someone more superior or inferior. What is the sense of it?

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      • It keeps happening because people keep thinking and doing it. It’s happening badly in Portland and many parts of U.S. who is at war within itself. What’s happening to 2020? God have mercy on us all.

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      • The fight to end Racism is getting harder lately as we see in the news. We have a leader who is commanding his army to arrest Americans who are voicing for Justice & suffocate them with tear gas. It horrible. Are we in a communist country? This is America , land of the free and democracy, yet our rights are being taken for all the world to see. This is so messed up.

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      • I second that. I just don’t understand how it still goes on in this day and age. How can so many people who want to stop it not out-do the rest of them? Power from above…Great US president

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      • Election is coming this November and we need to ask, “Do I want the present chaos & suffering continue from COVID-19 to Racism or not?” Change is in the hands of every voting American. We need to vote wisely this time & not because the candidate is more popular or richer. If we vote by worldly standards & not by a person’s character , we will loose and struggle again for the next 4 years. Thanks for the feedback.

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  8. It would be fine if they stuck to nonviolence. They turn people off when they don’t.

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  9. Seli💕 says:

    Racism is evil and it’s not just in America.
    I am proud that you were among the voices

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    • I experience first hand Racism at my work place in Texas. When I spoke out my truth, I got timed out. The rest of my co-workers accepted it as “normal.” It wasn’t! So I moved back to California. It is less prevalent but it’s still here. We need to speak out otherwise the abuse & injustice continues . Thanks.

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      • Seli💕 says:

        My heart goes to you dear..

        You know India is a world in itself, in the sense so many races, culture, languages, landscapes, etc. I have mongoloid feature unlike majority of Indians. I have experienced racism not in my workplace but in public places. So, yes I can relate.

        And of course, we need to speak out..

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      • No better time to be a part of something that is changing history & humanity than today. Thank you. I appreciate the generous , honest feedback.

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