From Devolving to Resolving in America

by Alex Garrett

As originally published on Medium! (https://medium.com/@AlexGInNYC/from-devolving-to-resolving-in-america-e6bc98cd1edb)

It’s time now to loosen the grips on how we approach current events. People will take down statues out of rightful anger, they will occupy blocks of a major city, and they will chant ‘de-fund the police.’

It’s time that we just stop covering these three different types of aftermath to the killing of George Floyd. Let’s ask ourselves how can we just move the country forward and let God and Earth resolve the rest?

As we fight injustice, perhaps turning away from the violent aspect of the aftermath is better. Returning to the fight of everyday battles not seen on our television screens will bring resolve on this Earth. We fight what we feel is right to fight for, and everyone else will do their thing and we pray the course runs safely and naturally.

Has this entire ordeal caused you to pause a cause? Meaning, what were you fighting for so hard for before COVID? Did you forget about it, or ignore it? Well, travel back on your mind, bring it back and bring it to the forefront! Your next conversation could be what the world needs to bring resolve. My dad has taught me that if I focus on myself, things can get done well! This speaks to the larger idea I feel that if we combine our collective ideas, instead of feeding into the news cycle, America can once again find its resolve.

We can and should , on this Flag Day, believe in America . In fact, it is a MUST! Letting the Earth resolve itself, could actually help America in and of itself. Every 10 to 11 years, it seems this country goes for a correction when we do get too high on life. That’s God humbling us, I feel. If we in fact turn away, it will discourage those that want the attention. According to ABC News report of viewership during the riots and protests, it totaled 4 million people. One weekend alone!!! (https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/weekend-protest-coverage-boosts-cable-news-viewership-71031162)

Most of that coverage came on Saturday night, May 30th. That was the second night of the rioting and looting coverage. What a time to have ‘Fever’ about these issues.

That stat should cause us to evaluate. Evaluate whether or not we put out content that turns people’s attentions from the chaos. Figuring out how, as a blogger, pod-caster, or any creator can shift attention is worth evaluating. Maybe the causes that were put on pause was not ‘sexy’ enough to get their attention. When 4 million would rather tune in to destruction, the CONSTRUCTION of topics isn’t quite convincing or going well.

For instance, I had a podcast that I felt strongly about and yet only did one form of research for it. That truly was not going to move the needle, since the discussion wasn’t all thought out! I have since taken it down and now am working on it to make it a better episode of childbirth fatalities, so stay tuned for that.

By constructing our thoughts better, it could drive viewers away from the carnage, we can re-purpose the thinking to be driving America forward. At the same time, if we take our eyes of places like Seattle, Atlanta riots disrupting the fighting cause for justice, and looters everywhere, they could very well just go back home!

Logically, deterrent factors would help the world resolve itself and allow us all to be proud in the American Flag today!