What is happening to our nation?

July 3, 2020 — There have been many peaceful marches since the unjust and horrific murder of George Floyd. People marching against police brutality and for the equality of the Black community.

But the officer who committed this evil, along with the three other officers who watched and did nothing to help the victim, are being prosecuted for murder and aiding and abetting murder.

Is there racism? Yes, there always has been, but I don’t believe for one minute that it is systemic. I believe our country is filled with good people who are against it and that our country has come a long way in the fight to stop racism.

Now all we hear is that it is only White people who are racist. That in itself is racism — a reverse racism. You can’t erase racism against one group of people by replacing it with racism against another group of people. Just like you can’t blame every police officer for what a small few have done.

We have all seen the destruction, looting and burning of business. Statues being toppled of people who fought for and against slavery, along with statues of people who had nothing to do with any of that — such as Christopher Columbus and many others.

People have been threatened and called racist because they are White. Other people have been beaten, shot and injured trying to protect their property.

We have also seen violence against police officers, the majority of whom are there to protect innocent people. Some of them have been murdered and many have been injured.

Many may or may not know that the BLM Organization’s movement has more to do with power than it does with Black lives. One of the group’s founders, Patrisse Cullors, openly states that she is a Marxist. In a 2015 interview, she assured her interviewer that the group has an underlying ideology: “We are trained Marxists.”

Karl Marx (1818–1883), a communist, is best known as a revolutionary whose works inspired the foundation of many communist regimes in the 20th century.

Marxists define capital as “a social, economic relation” between people (rather than between people and things). In this sense, they seek to abolish capitalism.

The people who are taking over sections of cities and tearing down statues, rioting and yelling BLM and “defund the police” are all about intimidation and power. Their movement has nothing to do with statues, masks or policing. These are the tools they are using is to bring about a social change to take away our civil liberties.

If we really want peace in our county, we have to stop and think about what we are doing to each other and what is actually happening to us as a nation. Like myself, I am sure that most would like to see their children and grandchildren enjoy the freedom and rights that we have enjoyed — and for the most part have taken for granted.


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