No matter the outcome of the George Floyd trial, there most likely will be riots. It’s already pre-planned. There are no winners at all. It’s always tragic when someone dies, no matter how or who. I have no opinion one way or the other as I was not there and they did not make the body cam footage available for the public. There are a lot of unanswered questions.
A congresswoman (Waters) calling for violence can get away with it yet they crucify others for way less. Such hypocrisy in the world we live in but it’s what we allow. She and Pelosi are wrong.
Just like they are not really taking our rights away, we are allowing them to by keeping silent or not doing a darn thing. You can at least speak up and let your elected representatives at all levels know where you stand. Use your voice in some positive way.
While many try to make this about color, it is not to me, because I believe we are all the same race. Some just have more melanin in their skin pigmentation. That’s the way God made us and until we stop highlighting skin color every time something happens, we will never be united. It’s also what the corrupt political system wants. They want us divided and at each other. It’s another way to control us; they know it and it’s their strategy. Many unfortunately fall prey to this kind of thinking and control. For me, when someone is killed, it is a tragedy, no matter the reason, no matter who they are or who killed them.
Unfortunately, democrats have embraced this perspective wholeheartedly in recent years, turning the politics of racial resentment into a cornerstone of the modern left. However, it’s not just democrats, even some Republicans. In fact this tactic has no partisan lines. Even so-called “centrists,” such as Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, built their presidential campaigns on foundations of radical identity politics just as intently as the party’s far left wing.
These days we are just as likely to hear talk of “structural racism” and “white privilege” from the lips of Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, or Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke as from Senator Elizabeth Warren or Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Their goal is to galvanize minority voters by stoking the unfounded fears of white revanchism and by portraying Republicans as an imminent danger. While Democrats have long deployed racial division as a political tactic, it seems these days they appear to be constitutionally incapable of discussing anything else.
This has clearly had a harmful effect on how Americans perceive race relations.
The deterioration of race relations has been driven by the full-on embrace of racial identity politics by the mainstream media, democrat politicians, liberal cultural elites and others. But regardless where it comes from, it’s up to us to not let it become a dividing point. Remember, a house divided cannot stand and it’s up to us to reject the propaganda they try and feed us of division and race baiting.
Many people ear the powerful appeal of a commonsense, patriotic approach in our country and have tried to balkanize the American electorate in hopes of exploiting isolated identity groups with grievance politics. Sadly, their selfish attempts to seize power have done real damage to American unity and our ability to believe in a shared future.
Even Ben Carson accused the Democrats of using race to provide power for a political class. If you can just put your ego and your biases up on a shelf and think logically, you will see this is actually the case.
We need to put all this nonsense away and start thinking about unity in our country and coming together as one nation under God. We cannot change the past or what happened in history but we should have learned from it and moved forward. When politicians are using words and phrases to divide us continually, it’s a hard thing to not let it permeate into some area of your thinking, I know. It takes focusing on God and being determined you will not let them divide us.
Don’t think I am hiding my head in the sand and saying there are no racial problem. I just don’t believe it is as bad as some people want to make it out to be and as Carson said, “it doesn’t have to be a central focus of everything we do.” Unfortunately, the mainstream media keeps harping on it and making it a central focus as do some politicians. Believe, they know what they are doing because it invokes all kinds of feelings. If you are clapping for all of the nonsense, I’m sorry but you are contributing to the problem. Teaching resentment of anyone is evil.
Fact of the matter is that this was not made worse by Trump either. It was already there but is being made worse by politicians and media who are bent on controlling our society and have their own personal agendas and keep pushing the notion of a great divide. It is such tactics that have set us back years. This is a tactic used in Nazi Germany and apparently we haven’t learned anything from it. Who profits from it? Certainly not America and certainly not you nor I or anyone else we know in our communities. One rule in journalism we always use is follow the money. It will eventually tell you everything you need to know; it’s all about power and money.
Just look at where the money led concerning Georgia’ Secretary of State. He received $5.6 million from Zuckerberg. I’m sure he is not the only one. Raffensperger needs to resign immediately. Will he? I doubt it, as these people seem to get away with everything including murder.
This week will be rough I’m sure for many with all that’s going on. I can’t for the life of me understand someone who thinks there was no voter fraud, having problem with an audit. What are they afraid of? I believe because they are afraid America will learn the truth and will no longer be so brainwashed in the future. Money and control remember?©2021
VICTORIA SIMMONS Is a columnist, author, motivational speaker, minister and publisher of The Georgia Post/Byron Buzz. Contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org