First off let me say this post will tick some folks off. I can’t help it. This is not an easy topic to dance around. So I will not dance. I will walk head long into this knowing that…
Someone will get mad, offended, hurt, curse me out, call me racist or ignorant, or they just remain silent and not follow my blog anymore. That’s fine. We are all grown men and women. I can accept the fact that some will not like my personal opinions.
So with that said…
Let me start off by saying that NO, I do not agree with police officers overstepping boundaries/brutality or abusive behavior. And NO not all cops are bad cops. Out of all the cops out there may be 2 percent are bad.
And NO, I do not like the fact that ANY person dies in their custody no matter the reason.
Should these officers be held accountable for their actions? I believe they should be.
It was a sad day for this country when George Floyd passed away.
But it should be sad day for this country anytime ANYONE of ANY color of the spectrum of God’s sovereignty in shades of skin tone dies unwantingly.
Now let me say the above part was written weeks ago. A lot more has happened in that time span. Buildings have been broken into, communities devasted, lives lost (including black lives), people beat the hell up for no other reason than their skin tone, people’s cars have been attacked while children…CHILDREN!!!…were in the car, and buildings burned to the ground that had ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with anything. It’s a building for crying out loud! It can’t talk and sure as hell can not offend you.
And now we have everyone getting their wittle feelings hurt over named brand items and cartoon characters because they feel it’s racist. Really?!?
Grow the freak UP!!!
Aunt Jemima syrup is not racist. And the black community should actually be proud of the brand and Nancy Green, the woman who was their spokesperson…
The world knew her as “Aunt Jemima,” but her given name was Nancy Green and she was a true American success story. Born a slave in 1834 Montgomery County, KY, she became a wealthy superstar in the advertising world, as its first living trademark.
Green was 56-yrs old when she was selected as spokesperson for a new ready-mixed, self-rising pancake flour and made her debut in 1893 at a fair and exposition in Chicago. She demonstrated the pancake mix and served thousands of pancakes… and became an immediate star. She was a wonderful storyteller, her personality was warm and appealing, and her showmanship was exceptional. Her exhibition booth drew so many people that special security personnel were assigned to keep the crowds moving.
Nancy Green was signed to a lifetime contract, traveled on promotional tours all over the country, and was extremely well paid. Her financial freedom and stature as a national spokesperson enabled her to become a leading advocate against poverty and a fighter for equal rights.
She maintained her job until her death in 1923, at age 89.
This was a remarkable woman… and she has just been removed due to political correctness.
Uncle Ben’s rice is not racist. It actually celebrating a black farmer from Texas. The image itself is not of the farmer however. It is a picture of a black restaurant owner.
How is that racist?
Because this generation does not even know their history.
You do not see the white folks freaking out over Cracker Jack’s for heaven’s sake or even Cracker Barrel.
And now Shaun King, a racist activist wants Jesus everywhere to be removed because it shows white supremacy! Dude, Jesus was a Jew. He was not Caucasian. He was dark skinned. You can not get upset over someone else’s version of Jesus. If you want Jesus to be of a darker skin tone, then paint your own pictures.
Let’s be completely honest here! There are bad people of every color on the spectrum! There are horrible people, there are good people and there are great people.
I do not stereotype someone based on the color of their skin. I base it off of their actions.
You act like a dumbass. I don’t care what color of skin you have… you’re a dumbass. And there are plenty of those running around wearing every color!
Rioting and violence will not change people minds. It’s just going to piss people off. And the ones remaining silent will be the ones you do not want to mess with, because when they have had enough of the BS well that’s it game over. War in the streets. With both sides loosing out😢
I am one of those silent people. I observe, get facts and make a decision. But IF, in my little town of Rayville riots started and my kids were in danger I will not care about…color, black, white or yellow…you attempt to hurt my kids and 40 some odd years of being peaceful and silent will end.
I will not use a gun. Mine are for hunting. I do not own a pistol.
And why attack all police? They are not the bad guys. Black and white cops are being killed just because they are cops doing their jobs.
Cops risk their lives daily…knowing damn well that today could be their last time seeing their wife and kids…to keep the very ones that are trying to kill them safe.
For my friends of a darker skin tone…if your dad or mom was a police officer, would you want a target on their head just because they were called to that profession? I think not!
The black lives matter movement is not about black lives at all. It’s a political ploy. End of discussion.
Though I will add that if black lives mattered was really about black lives then the black community would not be the highest in abortions. That’s where the protests should really take place.
I really could go on and on about the whole black versus white thing as it has been going on since before I was a thought in my dad’s mind. But I won’t…I’ll stop because I don’t really want to hurt anyone’s feelings.
I could discuss the welfare system but I’m not. It’s abused is all I will say.
I could discuss the looting. But why? Everyone knows stealing has nothing to with the fact that a person died, regardless of skin tone! It just shows their true heart…wayward and stoney.
The latest I saw were people stealing flat screen TV’s off a moving train. Hundreds of people. That’s called a felony! And to me everyone videoed with a facial view should get arrested regardless of color.
I could even discuss the fact that more whites are killed by cops than blacks. But even with proof of the stats from the F.B.I. many of my black friends do not believe me. Sad that they are blinded by the media’s hate agenda 😢
Is there racism in the work place?
Yes, sadly there is. If a black male or female, for that matter, is hired at the same time as a white person usually the black person will be brought in at a lower pay scale. Sad, but true.
That’s why all my employees made the same amount. If you are qualified for the job and get said job the pay scale should be same regardless of color.
I will say it needs to end! Racism needs to end! The rioting needs to end! The senseless beatings of both colors needs to end! Hate needs to end!
It breaks my heart so see such division in the world.
But, sadly unless both sides can understand that ALL lives matter there will always be tension.
I saw a video the other day of a young man holding an All Lives Matter sign in a white part of town. He asked folks as they walked by what they thought. Some said they agreed that black lives matter but they all said all lives mattered.
He carried that same sign to a black part of town. Things did not go so well. He was attacked by a few as they shouted get that shit out of here only black lives matter😭
I guy stopped and said bro you need to take that sign and leave. This is not a safe thing to be doing. He agreed that all lives mattered but was worried for the young man holding the sign He kept saying he just need to go.
All part of a social test
I will say this and get mad if you want to.
All this new talk about whites having to pay back blacks for what was done to slaves.
Well I wasn’t there. I wasn’t born. My dad wasn’t born. My grandfather wasn’t either. I do not owe anything except to love them as God commanded me to. That’s it.
Just like I don’t owe the Irish anything because were still being brought over in steel cages after black slavery ended.
I have a lot of black friends on and off social media. I love them dearly.
I also have Hispanic, Jewish, Oriental, and Hindu friends. I love them just as I do my black friends.
We are ALL created by God!
Sorry this has bounced all over the spectrum, but there is a lot involved in this.
I didn’t touch on even half of the issues at hand.
But what we ALL need to be doing is praying! Praying for all color to realize that the other matters! Pray for their hearts to change.