The following is a reply that was posted in the Rhino times to my letter they entitled “Peaceful Protest Escalating” which was posted here as “When Is Enough Enough?” Below that is my reply to this individual. This person’s thinking, as reflected in their reply to me, is an example of why the chaos continues and will continue regardless of logic.
Sunrise bower on September 10, 2020 at 3:42 pm
You’re an idiot, Alan. Thomas Jefferson sure wrote those words, while also enslaving black people. You know, because enslavement is certainly how they wanted to pursue happiness and have liberty. I guess this was the only way like-minded people (like Alan, AB, Wayne, John, Curt, Edward, did I leave anyone out?) could make up for there insufficiencies, by claiming they are better endowed than others. Of course in this case you were endowed with privilege and not a spine or set of balls.
My reply to them.
I find it fascinating how people take their norms and standards of today and apply them to different times or people. Have you ever heard the term “ugly American”? It’s a term used to describe someone (generally an American) who looks at another culture or people and judges them according to how and where they live. This, I believe, is the BLM/Marxist/Antifa game plan.
When the whole tearing down of statues began it was directed at those who were slaveholders. And to some extent I can understand why some people would have the feelings they do. But soon it began to spread like an out of control wildfire. The BLM/Marxist/Antifa mobs intent on destroying this country found the chink in the armor that makes us a free country and are exploiting it. Destroy/rewrite history and you destroy/remake a country. Even a blind person can see how the BLM Marxists have divided this country and are slowly remaking it into what THEY want.
President Lincoln said it best in his speech accepting the REPUBLICAN nomination for President against DEMOCRAT nominee Stephen Douglas…”A house divided against itself, cannot stand.” By the way, this also comes from Matthew 12:25, “But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.”
Make no mistake, slavery is wrong. It was wrong then and it is wrong now. Had I lived in that time I would have been a rabid abolitionist. I would have leapt at the chance to join the Underground Railroad. And an overwhelming number of Americans also believe it was wrong. BLM is creating and propagating the chaos for its own purpose. The organization doesn’t care about black lives, they only care about their agenda and the power it brings them.
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The progressive narrative is that the United States is a racist country. I do believe that all people have biases regardless of what race one is. David Harris Jr. recently spoke to white people specifically. He said if you are white and have never intentionally hurt a black person, you are NOT a racist.
Walker E Williams who is a black economist at George Mason University noted that there is no other country on the planet where one race of people has made the progress that African Americans have over the last 100 years In the United States.
Members of Congress are calling for investigations into who is funding the destructive riots, looting and violence that has recently started happening in cities across the US. Don’t be fooled. These are not organic protests that have occurred because of George Floyd’s death at the hands of one police officer. These are well planned and financed efforts to tear our country apart to remake it as a socialist/ Marxist wasteland.
When I was a teenager in the late 60’s and early 70’s my father used to predict that this would happen at the hands of the “communists”. At the time, I thought he was misguided and an extremist. Now I know that he was exactly right. We see our country being torn apart by the left. The President has nothing to do with our country slipping towards the abyss. It makes me sad to see how far the USA has fallen. Don’t give up if you are for what’s good and right. Love your neighbors as yourself and love God with all your heart, soul and mind. Don’t be silenced by the left. Keep standing up for what’s right.