Whether this society is hopeless or not doesn’t matter. If this society is damned, then that doesn’t mean we must allow it to defeat the good within us, we shouldn’t bow down to sickness even if the sickness will never end. But it can end. And I know how. I know why I have hope.
No matter how evil, racist, sexist and hate filled this society is, I will be more so. Love conquers all, and I can and do love enough to hate (Slipknot reference, sorry). I refuse to let hope slide away. If there is no more hope for humanity, trying to save it may be pointless, but one thing each and every one of us can do, hopeless or not, is at least fight back against those who are doing inhumane things. Comfort those who need it; speak out for those who cannot or will not.
Another 12 year old child was murdered on video, Tamir Rice (I say another because he is not the first and I fear he will not be the last). I watched him, somehow I connected with him in a way I rarely do with anyone. I felt his innocence, I saw his humanity, his good soul; and I saw it stolen for no reason in under 2 seconds upon police arrival.
Then I see that the cop who blatantly killed Eric Garner in that choke hold (video available for this also) has been cleared… while the one who video-taped it was indicted. Why are we not rioting in the streets more? Is this what it means for society to lose all hope? To stop fighting? Because we are letting murder, blatant murder, go on and the murderers go unpunished. Why is society not revolting? Why are more people not outraged? Giving up hope on society is one thing; silencing yourself is another.