There are so many euphemisms out there that it's impossible to remember them all. But you do remember the great ones.
JFK " Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country"! Nobody really got the true message of that because you don't know what was in his head at the time, but the message was clear and people responded to it!
MLK Jr. I'm not sure if I get this exactly correct. "Judge a man not by the color of his skin, but the content of his character".
Even I know what that means and his presence is sorely needed at this time.
Hopefully most of the good cops will finally get the message and remove the scum from the top of the pool. Time will tell, but I think this is not just a wake-up call this time. I truly believe that some of these good cops will finally see that when an officer brutalizes or kills a POC, some of that stink sticks to them, even if they don't deserve it!
I truly commend the "peace officers" that, in the past couple of days have actually walked with the protesters. Think of the message that sends!
All people are not haters. Yes, there are many, but "it takes a community to raise a child", meaning this is the best opportunity for us to come together as a people and change the system for the better. If we don't, it is our failure as a people!
Peace out and sleep well!
As I sit here tonight, knowing that all across America people are dying from needless brutality brought about by hatred, I can't help but feel sorry for the future generations of Americans.
If I were a minority, which I'm not, I would be in the streets with them. The only reason I'm not is because I live in the country, nowhere near a large city. Most minorities do not have that luxury, and I consider myself fortunate. But over the years I have had many friends who happened to be black, who invited me into their homes and they into mine. I have heard the racial epithets even as far back as the 70's, some even aimed at me. I have been called a "nigger lover" more than once in my life. I consider that a badge of honor!
But it's not about me tonight. It's about the sad minority that are destroying our country in the name of "Make America Great Again". Oh yes, there were problems to be sure, many of them centuries old. But today's problems have been brought about by the total corruption of our government and the people running it, especially the republican party. They want war, they want to keep people in poverty, they want to keep people dependent so they can shove them further down the rabbit hole of life. They want all the goodies with nothing for you and me except the bare minimum to keep us from revolution.
Well guess what. They just pushed the wrong button and they will lose!
George Floyd, hopefully you did not die in vain and hopefully none of the black men killed by police and vigilantes did not die in vain!
Hopefully this will be the match that lights the fire that cannot be extinguished!
Hopefully enough people have reached a point where they realize the power lies with them! Use it wisely and powerfully! Do not back down again! This country can take no more of your hatred, arrogance, stupidity and ignorance!
It is time for that revolution, but it must come from us as a united people, nothing less. We have tried peaceful methods and gotten stomped on!
NO MORE! I AM TIRED OF ALL THIS BULLSHIT!
i AM READY WHEN YOU ARE!
Hopefully you will find peace tonight. If not, please stay safe !
Like it or not, we are at war!
Not only overseas but here at home. We are in a civil war! They wanted it, they now have it! And by they, I mean the autocrats who own this country.
This particular war started in the 60's with Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement. I know, because I was born in 1947 and went through the whole thing from the time I was 18. The Military-Industrial Complex, that Dwight Eisenhower warned us about, decided after the French couldn't win in Nam, why don't we go in there and kick the shit out of those gooks. We have the weapons, all we need is the muscle.
So they proceed to invoke the draft and send all these young men to be slaughtered so they can make the money! Not people like DJT or politicians sons. Oh hell no, they bought their way out with deferments, but poor slobs just out of high school who had no idea what they were getting into, 53,000 +. Men, women, blacks, whites, all from the lower classes.
That's when this CIVIL war started. The wealthy took over the Republican Party starting with Nixon and Halderman, who vilified the blacks as anarchists and the hippies as druggies.
From that day forward, they have done anything, no matter how vile, to divide this country between whites and anyone who isn't.
We as a country are not only at war with each other, but anyone else who isn't a christian, white nationalist.
We have been at war since the foundation of this country, and where has it gotten us? Our police forces are now para-military units that meet any threat to their authority with brutality and deadly force, especially if you are black and male. All blacks are now met with suspicion, no matter who. Doctors, lawyers, teachers, on the street, in their own back yards while talking on the phone, buildings they own, or walking in a park while bird watching. Arrested, shot, killed, smother in broad daylight in front of cameras and witnesses!
When does it end? When they have all the money and you are scrounging for scraps to feed your family or yourself?
Mankind is sowing the seeds right now of our demise, and it will not be long. So revel in your whiteness, your comfort, your privilege while you still can, because all hell is about to cut loose on you, and quite frankly, you deserve it!
And I am a "white male".
I normally say may you find peace, because I really would love to see a time before I die that man can live in harmony with each other, but I know now that will never be in my lifetime!
This may be a little long, but I had a conversation with myself last night. This is what I hope "45" endures for the next year of his life.
Here is what I think would be fitting for him, considering what he has done to this country and it's people for the past 3 years.
Melania finally has had enough and leaves the White House for good, setting him up with a hooker with syphilis, Barron disowns him, he loses the Supreme Court case on his records, all his mis-dealings come out, Putin disowns him and demands all that he owes in repayment, they put liens on all his properties to pay back taxes and vendors lawsuits, he gets impeached again, Pence gets Covid19 and is hospitalized then dies, trump has a heart attack which does not kill him but requires him to temporarily step down, making Nancy Pelosi temporary president, then he is convicted and loses the presidency, making Pelosi President, he is arrested and convicted by New York State for fraud, money laundering and many other charges, and sent to prison where he is a cell mate to BIG BUBBA, the biggest and meanest black man in the entire prison, where he is forced to have oral and anal sex, and then he contracts Covid 19 and dies and is buried in a common grave because he has no money or family left to bury him because they are all in jail!
I know I left out a lot, but what the hell, it's only a fantasy!
Peace be with you and may you remain safe!