I was going to post this on Facebook but I realized it would only continue the lack of civility so I’m putting it here on my blog instead.


I’m coming back but for only one question.

If the problem is we have a racist president then why weren’t all the current problems we are being told about solved when we had a black president for 8 years? Did he not know? Was he unable to change things yet somehow this non-politician is making everything that much worse?

I can give you the answer to the second part in that if it was really about how racist this country is, the last president would NEVER have been able to be elected.

So spare me your excuses. This is and has been the best country for being a minority in for the last 50 years and possibly more than that. Yes, it has a way to go but I guarantee if you think tearing down our history and statues is going to do it, you’re going to find yourself on the wrong side of our future.

This country isn’t racist. It has some people who are racist and the vast majority of the people want to do something to change that and will. But if you keep thinking the answer is to apologize for your “privilege” then you don’t understand what needs to be done. Listen to Thomas Sowell, Larry Elder, even Morgan Freeman. As he says, “the only way to get rid of racism is to “stop talking about it.”

But the fuse has been lit and you won’t listen to him. You’ll virtue signal because you think that will protect you from the “mob”. I’ve got news for you, it isn’t going to work. We need to back off from the whole “Black Lives Matter” mantra. OF COURSE BLACK LIVES MATTER! But when you tell me I’m racist if I suggest all lives matter then it’s my job to point out that by you saying that, you are in fact being racist. You are putting one race above all others. And don’t try to sell me that crap about “you just don’t understand!”. Of course I understand. I’ve understood it since I was protesting the Vietnam war in the 60s and 70s. Those of us who wanted the war to end didn’t care what color you were then and we don’t care now. We do care when people are mistreated for being a certain color and we will rise up with you for that but not when you resort to violence and tearing down EVERY monument to the past. You’re even tearing down monuments to people who got the whole abolish slavery movement started. And you’re tearing down monuments to a president who was willing to go to war to abolish slavery, and did.

I’ve heard some people talking about “this needs to be done to fix the problems.”. And when I hear about this or that needs to change I always ask “who gets to decide what and how much needs to change?”. And all I get are blank stares. I just don’t understand they say. But I do understand. And what I mainly understand is if this doesn’t stop, we will have another civil war. But this time it will be very different because one side is very well armed and the other side isn’t. The armed side would much prefer to have the unarmed side just back off and affect change the way this country has always affected change. Make your case heard. Protest is the backbone of this country. It always has been. But taking that protest and turning it into mob violence is NOT the answer. And if it continues you’re going to see the peaceful side get tired of it and do something against it.


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