Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here?

This week, I would like to address the current situation in our country regarding the protests that are occurring. I believe most of us would agree the potential for more violence and destruction is terrifying and extremely alarming.

Let me start by stating this is an extremely serious topic that brings up deeply passionate emotions. I believe the current Covid-19 Apocalypse is causing these emotions to become more unpredictable and volatile. And while there is a profound need for people to be able to voice their frustrations and concerns, the widespread violence and looting is not the answer. I am not disregarding the legitimate prejudices and injustices that have occurred in our country and I will always condemn them passionately and fervently.

With that being stated, I am not using this story to try and change anyone’s mind about their beliefs and convictions. Heaven knows there are enough social media warriors out there on both sides trying to do that. I am aware there is nothing I can write or post that will change the political element of this issue. I also understand the emotions from both sides of this issue and can honestly say they have legitimate objections and worries.

I genuinely believe there is a rational and peaceful solution to this and there are many citizens from all sides of the issue working towards it. I think peaceful protests are a good way to bring attention to any issue, but they don’t really affect change if there aren’t steps taken to progress reform. I maintain the next step is for communities to come together and set up a town hall type meeting with community leaders, police officers, and city officials. Everyone could express their concerns and work together to make everyone in the community safer. They could put together ideas for legislative reform and change. I am aware this would not be easy, and it would take a lot of time and effort. But it needs to start somewhere, and it is obvious what we are doing now is not working.

I will gladly help with this issue any way I can. In the meantime, my small contribution to the community will be to continue to help cancer patients and their families with their medical expenses and needs. I want to thank all of you for your generous donations and support to the Foundation. Your unselfishness and generosity make this possible and it creates a community that is safe and great place to live. Thanks for reading.

Next week. Weston Wayne’s Warriors

P.S. I refuse to hate black people. I refuse to hate policemen. I refuse to hate anyone. Except the Los Angeles Lakers. I hate the Lakers!