Enough is Enough


We are tired of people´s desire to make politics out of tragedies.

White cops kill unarmed black people. A black man avenges the deceased by killing five cops. The president tells us that we have to unite, and most of us listen. Most of us mourn in silence, some however choose to ignore his appeals. And their fury is loud. Black extremists are angry. White extremists are angry. The extremists´ views permeate the debate because of yellow journalism. In between stand you and I.

We are all Americans and in order for this great nation to work, we need to work together and not against each other. To understand what is going on in this country at this point, you need to take a brief look at the history of the United States. The American political system is built up on a few individuals with way too much power. A new and more refined system is overdue. There are too much slack and lingering. We, the people, are taking it upon ourselves to make decisions that we should´t have to make.

The silent majority never agreed with Nixon. They do certainly not agree with Trump. They agree with peace; they agree with putting an end to unnecessary violence. Now it´s our turn to be loud. Let´s speak up. Let´s be one. Let the world know that the greatest country in the world is united. Listen to the president´s word of unity. Listen to the ghosts of the dead. Listen to them, so their deaths will not be in vain. Listen to Woody Guthrie´s beautiful voice in the distance, “Nobody living can ever make me turn back. This land was made for you and me.”

Co written with: Erik Oscar Carleson.


About Author

Vegard Vaagnes

Vegard Vaagnes was born in Norway and raised in the world. Currently in Santa Barbara attending Antioch University pursuing his life long passion is to share a visual experience with you, through Film and Photography. He has wanted to become a photojournalist ever since he was a kid. Vegard has been working as a photojournalist since 2006 and he looks forward to many more years with you, in the future. “I am just lucky that I get to live out my dream and share my work with you.“

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