This sign is posted in many windows around the City. I'm not yet sure who posts the signs. I only wish it were not necessary to designate specific zones.
Imagine if the whole world were hate free.
But sadly we can't even guarantee freedom from hate in our own little corner of the State of Oregon.
This picture is Air Force One flying over Fern Ridge Lake. We happened to be at the Lake on the day that President Obama flew into Oregon to offer sympathy to the families of those killed and injured in the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg earlier this month. (A crime committed by a man who was fueled by hate and who had too easy access to lethal weapons.)
(Eugene is the closest large airport to the town of Roseburg where the crime took place. At the airport here, the President changed to a helicopter to fly into Roseburg).
Sadly, on that day, a group of gun-toters (some of whom flew into the state specifically for this reason) felt the need to demonstrate even more hate by lining the streets of Roseburg to show their prejudice for all the world to see.
None of this represented the Oregon we know and love.
Of course there are many Oregonians demonstrating their sympathy for the victims in good and productive ways. It was so sad that the TV networks and news outlets chose to feature the haters.
Imagine all the people living life in peace.