My problem is what facts are actually facts. While I realize that the authors are going to sway an article toward their understanding of history, their current situations and their religious beliefs/color of their skin, I always try to sort through the rhetoric to determine MY validity to the written words…using my filter of religious belief/color of my skin, understanding of history and my current situation.
I used to say that the racism by the people of my parents generation was just going to have to die with them. But, I’m finding we (I) are (am) loosening the scab of my parents generation and my personal high school experiences and starting to bleed a little. I’m getting angry and I don’t like where this is going. I’m starting to view this race/cop through the angry filters of my youth as a whitey.
While I have eased my way over to the moderate liberal views during my adult years, I’ve also been paying attention to the Trump rhetoric that so many have hooked onto. My question is this. What happens if America elects a trump agenda for this country? What happens if we have a more conservative/racist president leading the country? Is it possible that less social programs/less tolerance for human rights/putting the fence up for immigration. What happens if all Americans are required to work to support themselves and/or pull together to survive? This very likely could be our future. What happens then? Or will we relive the 50s….will self described white/black/every other color America start shooting it out in the streets to defend their particular heritage and perceived racial association? Will we really commence fighting with a larger scale of warriors and crime…will I as a white, suburban retiree start having to worry about my safety? Will I have to buy more guns to protect my little dot in the world. Is this where we are going? Do we need to once and for all fight it out until there is a victor? And then, what about the terrorists from other countries?
Or should we all start smoking some pot and mellow the hell out?
Until next time….