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Death & Birth in Stars Reminded Me Of Our Struggles With Policing

Updated: Jan 31, 2023

I think it is interesting how the death of a star creates the foundation of new life. As seen on, the closest star cemetery turned nursery, the Orion Nebula, gives us an image of what the birth of solar system infrastructure looks like from a safe enough distance.

*Video courtesy of Kosmo*

When I first read about the life cycle of stars, the parallel symbolism to a Phoenix was congruent. However, I also see similarities in another way. The forces of gravity causing compressed masses and oppressed energies to collide; reminds me of the current state of affairs in the United States. The oppressive energy and mass of the government and it’s municipalities causing police and citizens to collide in destructive events. I can only hope that reform and creative expression can result from such a traumatic series of events, instead of violence.

Given the law of physics, “energy cannot be created not destroyed, but transferred from one object to the other,” I hope the public citizens of the United States of America can transmute the negative energy of border-line militarized policing against the civilians into positive expressions of the feeling our oppression gives us; to empathetic ears.

The murder of Tyre Nichols sent notoriously unwanted nostalgia into my consciousness, so I won’t be sharing the video or any links to the story. If you would like to know more, then please look it up. I’m sure I’m not the only one that doesn’t want to see the blunt trauma anymore. However, I hope the continued cases of police brutality and murdering civilians will bring about a desperately needed reformation in law enforcement.

Protecting & Serving ≠ Brutalizing & Murdering

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