This past weekend, in Charlottesville, Virginia, a group of people gathered to protest the removal of a statue that the city felt had come to represent values that no longer reflected the sentiments of its’ people. The protesters proudly carried symbols and signs of hate, chanting words that honestly, most of us never thought would be spoken again.
THAT…is The Ugly…the thing we don’t want to acknowledge is still happening and don’t want to look at.
A city that I used to associate with The Dave Matthews Band and that some of my friends used to refer to as the home of THE University (although, as a JMU Grad, I would beg to differ)…has now become another example of a country some would say has gone mad.
And a young woman, named Heather Heyer, died- and several others were injured.
THAT is The Bad…the TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD, BAD.