The United States of America- Land of the Free!
Some people are foolishly chasing their own tail. Racism is alive and thriving in America. People of African descent claim their ancestors were abused by Americans and they would be correct. But there were whites than were enslaved as well. And Indians, Chinese, and other immigrants that cheap labor and inflated prices kept them enslaved to the LandLord. All americans can look backwards and find injustices done at the mentality and hands of others.
Inciting riots based on race or skin color is just plain wrong. It really bothers me that White Supremacist or Black Supremacist think they are entitled by the Freedom of Speech to hold riots, destroy people and property in the name of their cause. God gave each of us free-will, a conscious, and a way out of tyranny or oppression. There was a time when passive resistance- marches and boycotts were needed to bring attention to someone else’s free will being violated. That time has passed. We have equality laws to protect women and other minorities (which if you added them all up would be the majority) of people.
I may live a sheltered life but I know right from wrong, foolishness from wisdom, and the ability to see that America is being sold a pack of half-truths, misdirections, and immorality. If the supremacist can achieve their goal of spread half-truths then they can agitate the masses into immoral conduct, while they try to achieve their real agenda. And that is to keep the fight going and reduce productivity in our society.
When people have a cause they become zealots in their quest to find or manipulate people into like mindedness. They want to belong to a larger group to justify their attitude or behaviour. They deflect from what is good in the world, what is good in America, and what is good in their little corner of society.
If the zealots put Patriotism in front of their cause by burning, defacing, and demoralizing our Nation’s Flag then the majority says, “that okay- they have that freedom of expression rights”. But it is more than a flag they are mocking; it is a symbol of hope and freedom- just ask any immigrant in today’s society that flea tyranny or oppression from their government- or those who have HOPE that America will provide good jobs, increased income, and freedom to choose where they will live, what occupation they will hold, how much schooling they can achieve, which GOD they can worship, and their right for individuality and privacy. Values that we Americans take for granted as a GOD given inalienable rights.
If supremacists start talking their spiel in your presence at work, church, school, or anywhere; shut them down. Tell them NO! n-o you will not oppress me into your way of thinking. If you give them permission to rant and rave – they will, then productivity of positive thinking is down the drain. One has to stand up (self will) and just say NO!