I am over here minding my business, pretending not to listen to what I have been listening to. Since I have been listening to you intently for so long, perhaps indulge me a moment to listen to me.
Ordinarily I would continue being the silent elephant in the room but from where I stand, there is plenty enough shallow silence among you to go around.
There is much silence on both sides, on both sides. Black and White.
So here I go!
What the hell are you people doing to yourselves? What are you allowing to be done to you? Where I come from, when you don't like something you do something.
When you sense danger, feel fear, smell a threat, you don't invite it over for play. You don't invite it in with complacency. And you don't turn against your brother.
You don't pretend it is not out there plotting against you. You have an instinctive obligation to protect your tribe, to cover your young. You don't run away carrying only your belongings.
You send warning cries to all the other creatures out there sharing the same terrain even to those who don't look like you and you don't always get along perfectly with. You stand your tallest together.
You sound this cry because every decent living thing around you depends on each other for their very survival.
You must protect each other from evil forces that came with a combative intention. Those elements that came to destroy you and turn you on one another.
I am just an elephant, but dammit I can see and hear. Your tribe is lost pretending it will get better with silence.
If you disagree, become constructively disagreeable.