Provocative? We all know all lives matter yet for some reason this little "movement" by some disaffected Americans apparently don't believe it. Why would that be? I grew up in this little county and never saw a black person in real life. We had some fellow students who were of Indian and Mexican heritage. We all got along fine and I cannot recall one incident of racial hate. We were kids and our most important things were sports and girls. Some of us still live here and we are all still friends. I value them as they do me. We are all people. Who cares what color and ethnicity?
But after 150 years this attitude is still evading solution with come people of the African-American background. Over the years we have seen the exploitation of our differences by what I call the "race hustlers" in America. They keep the pot stirred to ensure a constant crop of people angry at others. These hustlers make a lot of money. The money seems to be the driving force for these 1% of the blacks in America. They really don't seem to care about the rest of the 99% of their race. I have only seen and heard these hustlers dividing themselves from the rest. And as we have seen on a daily basis, they have succeeded in keeping the hate going.
Neither I or any of my ancestors have ever owned another human being. Yet the hustlers claim simply being a "white" person is enough to indict. Forget the deaths of hundreds of thousands of white men fighting to free the slaves in the Civil War. That is just a footnote in the "Black History Month" books. Forget the "guilt" felt by many whites for the horror of slavery and the treatment of blacks back then. Those guilt feelings are still alive today. Some say the election of the half white half black Obama as President would take those guilt feeling away. It did not. Obama has fanned the flames. Rather than bringing the country together on race, he was using his "community activist" training to keep people at each others throats. Too bad since he could have used his "bully Pulpit" to help stop the race hatred.
I have counted people from all over the world as friends. From the Egyptian woman we had befriended on a vacation to the black man in Ixtapa, Mexico. I had many friends when I lived in Palm Springs in the early to mid 70's. We had a great and varied group. Phillipina's, blacks, Mexicans, people from everywhere. We all shared the desire to do better for ourselves and our children. All worked hard to achieve the American dream. No whining, no complaining, all worked as much as they could to buy the clothes and the houses they needed to succeed. We never had "words", we were on the same page. None of us saw a "color". Unlike today when the hustlers make sure you see their color.
If the people running around the country today complaining used that energy for success in America this country would be even more incredible. Rather than saluting and worshiping Malcolm X, they should be following in the footsteps of Ben Carson. Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell and many more Americans of African decent. They are out there for all to see. They worked hard, used the education system to learn and get ahead. But no, the hustlers say look at the failures in their race and praise and emulate them. Be mad, get even, the deck is stacked against you they say. But how did these others like Sowell succeed in such a terrible atmosphere? Guts.
In our guilt as white Americans regarding slavery, we decided to transfer trillions of dollars to the less fortunate in an attempt to assuage that guilt., We used money, programs and favoritism. And it is now worse. We supply free K-12 schooling for everyone. Why don't those that complain say thanks? Yet the dropout rates are huge in the black community. Isn't a free schooling important for life's success? Yes but it doesn't seem to work in the ghettos. It is working in the Asian communities. Those folks are the best and brightest because they work hard and listen to their parents. When little girls are impregnated and have kids at fifteen, I realize that is a huge life changing event. Even then some do succeed.
In our PC world we are vilified if we talk about these things. Any race or ethnic can succeed in making their lives better if they simply take in the "free" education America provides. Rather than getting pregnant and becoming a statistic for failure, say no. Stop the madness of generation after generation on public assistance. Same for the drug culture. Our prisons are full of lawbreakers. The blacks constitute a three time larger portion of the prison population than their percentage in the general population. Now we hear from democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, liberal through and through, that we must fix the disproportionated numbers. What the heck does that mean? Release these criminals from jail and prison? The were convicted of crimes, no one else forced them to do that. We have the choice of being a good citizen or a criminal. But these pandering politicians and the "Black Lives Matter" numbskulls want these violent people back in their neighborhoods.
So rather than realizing that keeping the killers out of their neighborhoods, thereby allowing many more citizens to be alive, they want more death on the streets I guess.(Chicago?) 90% of the murders of black people are by other blacks. The Great Society forced the black family into oblivion. Dads were no loner necessary. Gangs became the dad's for many young black men. Who caused that? LBJ and the left.
In today's Union Newspaper is one more ridiculous article by the leftist Amy Goodman. Somehow, I missed the symbolism by Beyonce' in her musical numbers at halftime. Amy says it was all about "Black Lives Matter" and Trayvon Martin. Amy says Martin was killed by a "white" guy. We all know Zimmerman was a Hispanic, yet Amy lies through her teeth to fire up the hate against whites. Pathetic. The article goes on to Amy quoting some gobbledy-good language from some pseudo psychology major. The trouble is no one saw what Amy is talking about. Amy mixes in some Beyonce' music video with her act at halftime. If I didn't see it, how did anyone else?
The problem Beyonce' and Amy are trying to inflate is purely fictitious. But they had the choice and did not take the high road. They could have promoted the successful people in the black community but chose to enhance the negative. Blacks are not hunted down and shot by police. Unfortunately there are people that do stupid things and are killed. The one's killed by police see the system prosecute and condemn those acts as murder. I am as outraged as they are and do not want rogue members of a police department shooting people willy-nilly. But in a nation of 320 million those acts are the rarest of rare.
So how do we solve these differences? It has to be education. The more people get smarter the more they will achieve personal success in a legitimate circumstance. And we must help the law abiding black communities in the issue of safety from the criminals. We should flood those areas with police and get those criminals off the streets. Not release them from prison for goodness sakes. I maintain that any person selling drugs to children needs to be off the planet. And quickly. If these people are gone it is unlikely they will be selling drugs. Stop the PC. Stop the blame game. If people want to succeed in America they have to work. These communities should ban together and create jobs and opportunities like other places in this country.
Amy Goodman did a huge disservice to those blacks that want to succeed. Rather than showing them ways to succeed she just fans the flames and embraces failure. I want all American to succeed and be peaceful to each other. But not hold a person responsible for their actions in not the solution.