But witnessing violence is also frightening because it makes you wonder what it'll be like when it's your turn.
Witnessing violence is traumatizing. Perhaps not as much as the victim but traumatizing nevertheless.
Whether that violence is witnessed in the home, at schools, on the streets, in the news, we are all affected.
So when George Floyd was murdered on the streets we are all traumatized. Perhaps we know we aren't likely to be the first victim of an attack, we know we will be in line somewhere behind. As the above poem so eloquently states they will come for me eventually.
So while you might think some group of people are the problem, they are not. Jews, Arabs, people of various groups, colors, religions, women, LGBTQ, witches, left, right... are not the problem. All groups have good and bad people and getting rid of a certain kind of person will not solve any problems despite what you are told because like the poem says, another group of people will become the problem and then another until eventually you become the problem to be eliminated. We all need each other and we all have so much in common, much much more than we are different from each other.
If you experienced violence at home or anywhere, it does not need to be perpetuated. If you feel like you need to be violent, seek help. Violence is not the answer.