“Where are you?”
The protests for George Floyd have spread all across the country. Thousands of protestors are making their voices heard as they march in the streets of every major American city.
The time has come for change and the people are fed up with the platitudes.
In a time of our greatest need, many believe that leadership isn’t doing their job. The goal of leadership is to be a beacon for the people, a light to look to in the darkest times.
At this very moment in history many people see no beacon of hope. They see no movement for real change. And while there are those who will reference looters who look to exploit the moment, the reality is that the movement stems from something bigger than the opportunity at nabbing some Gucci shoes.
In an act of solidarity with the protests, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson went to social media to voice his opinion. From the sounds of things, The Rock is fed up with leadership as well.
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Our country is crippled and on its knees, begging to be heard and pleading for change. Where is our compassionate leader? The leader who unifies and inspires our country at our most painful time when we need it the most. The leader who steps up and takes full accountability for our country and embraces every color in it. The leader who picks our country up off its knees and says you have my word – we got this – and together, change will happen. Where are you? Because we’re all here. Maybe one day that galvanizing leader will emerge. Either way, the process to change has already begun. #normalizeequality #blacklivesmatter
Never have I been more proud to say I am an American in this moment. The people are tired of being beaten down and silenced. Police brutality, inequality, both racial and financial; the people have had enough.
Now is the time for radical change. If not then we’re already seeing the consequences of ignoring the voice of the people.
Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.