I wrote this in the summer of 2016.
Granted, as Americans, we don’t like things that make us uncomfortable. That said, I’m asking that we lean into that discomfort and engage in some DEEP self analysis.
For animal lovers, like me, I’ll admit that I was very upset with Amy Cooper for the way she allowed her hatred for a man that she didn’t know to cause her to nearly choke her own damned dog to death.
I’m not going to even touch on her willingness to weaponize the police because someone called her on her stuff!
Now imagine if Christian Cooper had walked over and pressed his knee on that dog’s neck for almost 10 minutes—-until he DIED!
That’s precisely what happened to our brother, and fellow human, George Floyd!
We need to check ourselves!
Make no mistake, America has decided to host a picnic in a gas station bathroom; voluntarily becoming nose-blind to the persistent stench of hatred and death.
Flat out, until we deal with racism and white superiority/supremacy, America will never get its chance to be GREAT for once!
In fact, it will self destruct!
Please believe me when I tell you that nobody wishes America could become GREAT more than people like me!
God have mercy on us! Christ have mercy on us!
#Rest in Power George Floyd
Friends, I’d like to chat with you about some things that I have recently noticed.
Before I begin, allow me to warn you in advance that you may or may not agree with any of my observations.
That’s alright with me.
But, hopefully, after you read this, we will still be able to maintain a high level of mutual respect; even if we have opposing points of view.
In my mind, that is one of the hallmarks of civility; don’t you think?
Let me start by saying that I strongly believe that we ALL matter. Every single one of us.
However, based on several past and present events, I’ve noticed that some people do not agree with me. Sadly, I have no choice but to draw this conclusion based on the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile; not to mention Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown…
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