Don’t Forget to Pass it Forward…
If you’re not familiar with the Labour Party M.P. Jo Cox, here’s a brief introduction. Brendan Cox’s remembrance of his wife Jo was spoken with the Love, with the Inspiration and with a confidence in this world that ensured the efforts of many to continue working with and for the beliefs of Jo Cox.
The memorial for Jo Cox was held on what would of been her 42nd birthday.
Jo Cox ~ June 22, 1974 – June 16, 2016
Brendan Cox concluded with…
On Jo’s birthday, “she would have spent it dashing around the streets of her home town trying to convince people that Britain is stronger in Europe. She feared the consequences of Europe dividing again, hated the idea of building walls between us, and worried about the dynamics that, that could unleash.” The applause died as Cox continued, “but today isn’t about that.”
It was, and it wasn’t, about that. Cox concluded, saying that Jo had “come to symbolize something much bigger in our country and in our world, something that is under threat—her belief in tolerance and respect, her support for diversity and her stand against hatred and extremism, no matter where it comes from. Across the world we’re seeing forces of division playing on people’s worst fears, rather than their best instincts, trying to divide our communities, to exploit insecurities, and emphasize not what unites us but what divides us. Jo’s killing was political, it was an act of terror designed to advance an agenda of hatred towards others. What a beautiful irony it is that an act designed to advance hatred has instead generated such an outpouring of love. Jo lived for her beliefs, and on Thursday she died for them, and for the rest of our lives we will fight for them in her name.”
They believed in a better world and fought for it every day
Martin Luther King Jr., Robert F. Kennedy and Jo Cox
‘The Politics of Murder in Britain’ https://www.google.com/amp/www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-politics-of-murder-in-britain/amp