To me… this caption isn’t quite right…. to me the caption to this photo should be highlighting the single proud human being in this photo who understands the meaning of humanity and is able to show humanity to people other than himself, show grace to people who are vilifying him, and to those who are unable to think of anyone other than themselves. This picture should be circulated with the message of the Hope that this man gives us when we see him standing proudly, protecting those who do not deserve his compassion in the slightest.
This is a picture that gives us hope that there is a future where humanity has won and racial villification, violence and fanatacism has lost. This is a man who shows us that there are still good people in this world.
This is a man who should be a glimmer of hope to come out of the atrocities that have taken place. This man makes me see that there are still good people, and this man is a man who I would happily and proudly stand with.
What a picture of perfect humanity. A proud man doing his job professionally and with grace to protect others while they abuse their rights to free speech to send messages of hate and villification targeting people just like the proud strong man in this picture. Because there is only one man in this picture who understands the meaning of humanity, compassion and understanding for those other than himself and who are different to himself, and choosing to protect them as humans when they have not been deserving of his graciousness. This man is one of the real hero’s to be seen in this horrific display of racial villifcation, violence, white supremacy and terrorism. He is a perfect display of what it is to be a human with the ability to understand humanity. This should be circulated with this message, that there is only one man in this entire photo who is showing that despite all the evil atrocities that are happening, there are people out there like him, who still stand strong, maintain compassion and grace, and show us that there are people out there who will stand up to be heard to bring back some sense in to the radical fanaticism that is riddling our world at the moment. This is a man with True Humanity and gives us the hope and vision of a better future.
This is a man I would stand with.