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For those of you who have been trying so very hard to appease or encourage the rioters, looters, and protestors who are angry at the United States and its citizens for supposedly depriving black citizens of equal rights and advantages;

For those of you who feel that you owe black America apologies and reparations and extra consideration for the harms that they believe have been launched against them;

For those of you who would diminish our heritage, desecrate our monuments and degrade our Constitution in order to confess your supposed wrongs to black America—

I’m calling you out with every patriotic bone in my body.

You are not only violating and misleading black Americans, abandoning your fellow citizens, and destroying our country, but you are planting the seeds for tyranny.

Let me tell you precisely how you are doing it, and why you must stop it.

History

You have not only allowed academics to propagate lies about American History, but you have used those fabrications to justify lawlessness and violence. You have tried to pacify the black community by taking illegitimate responsibility for actions you have not taken, words you have not spoken, and ideas you have never supported. And you have used those distortions as justification for people to break the law and tear at the very fabric of our society. As for the past, it cannot be changed and you must not, cannot, take responsibility for history; instead, you and all of us can learn from our history, and we have. We have provided opportunities for all and condemned racism as a society.

By allowing the destruction of statues, monuments, and artifacts from the past, you are trying to destroy that which cannot be destroyed. In fact, our collective memory continually reminds us to transcend our past and be an even greater country than we have become. That you have empowered people to foolishly and childishly not only try to eliminate our past but hold you accountable for it is a desecration of this country and what it stands for.

Black Culture

You have become sycophants to the black radical community. Rather than encourage black Americans to destroy the very institutions that have supported their progress, shouldn’t we remind them of how many are self-destructing on their own? In the last 60 years, we have turned our eyes away from unwed motherhood; we have remained silent as men deserted their families; we have tried to ignore the men who have sex with multiple women and have several children by all of them; and we have stood by as black men kill black men in the streets. At this time in history, blacks must be told that rather than blame everyone else for the destruction of their culture and families, they need to look in the mirror. They are destroying themselves. They are ridiculing the very values that support success: two-parent families, attending church, and encouraging responsibility. As they continue to denigrate these opportunities for progress, they ruin their own lives. And for what? So, they can blame white people in America for their choices? So that they can try to destroy the foundations of society and leave all of it in ruins?

Dereliction of Duty

To certain government representatives, whether at the local, state or federal level, you have betrayed your citizens and our country. Your irresponsible behavior ranges from ignoring destructive and lawless acts, to praising those who are perpetrating those acts. You have collaborated with those who would destroy our country by allowing citizens who range from the ignorant followers to the Marxist anarchists to violate all of us, our institutions, and our laws. You have allowed them to desecrate the Constitution and the rule of law. And if anyone isn’t sure who these people are, let me list a few:

Mayor Jenny Durkan of Seattle; Governor Jay Inslee of Washington; Mayor Jacob Frey of Minneapolis; Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota; Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles; Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia; Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, DC; Governor Tom Wolfe of Pennsylvania; Mayor Eric Papenfuse of Philadelphia; Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago; Governor Kate Brown of Oregon; Mayor Keisha Bottoms of Atlanta; Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia; and we wouldn’t want to leave out Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City and Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York.

I’m sure I’ve left out some mayors and governors who need to be condemned; feel free to add their names.

And most recently, let’s not forget Senators Ron Johnson and James Lankford who have recommended we remove Columbus Day from the calendar and institute Juneteenth.

Unbelievable.

To all of you pacifiers, sycophants, and collaborators, you don’t represent my values, goals, and hopes for this great country.

If you don’t change your ways, we are lost.

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  1. PHCheese Member

    The back lash begins. Kudos Susan.

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    • July 5, 2020, at 8:23 AM PDT
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  2. Kozak Member
    Kozak Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    You left “Quislings” out of the title.

    • #2
    • July 5, 2020, at 8:24 AM PDT
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  3. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Kozak (View Comment):

    You left “Quislings” out of the title.

    My bad! I will consider it unofficially added! Thanks @kozak.

    • #3
    • July 5, 2020, at 8:28 AM PDT
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  4. KentForrester Moderator

    I love it, Susan! Preach it!

    • #4
    • July 5, 2020, at 8:55 AM PDT
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  5. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    I love it, Susan! Preach it!

    Thanks, @kentforrester! I’m just disgusted by all the pandering and the lack of awareness of the implications of what they are doing and not doing! And it keeps getting worse! I can’t believe what the Senators were proposing–seriously?!

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    • July 5, 2020, at 9:00 AM PDT
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  6. KentForrester Moderator

    You ought to see what the NBA is thinking of doing. Messages on the backs of the uniforms, etc. They’re dead to me if that happens. 

    • #6
    • July 5, 2020, at 9:06 AM PDT
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  7. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    You ought to see what the NBA is thinking of doing. Messages on the backs of the uniforms, etc. They’re dead to me if that happens.

    Oh, I think it’s going to happen. It sounds like a done deal. They’re including Black Lives Matter. Good grief.

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    • July 5, 2020, at 9:07 AM PDT
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  8. Columbo Member

    Great post Susan. Your list is missing Guv Gretchen ‘half’ Whitmer of MI though.

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    • July 5, 2020, at 9:55 AM PDT
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  9. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Very well said, Susan.

    • #9
    • July 5, 2020, at 9:58 AM PDT
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  10. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Great post Susan. Your list is missing Guv Gretchen Whitmer of MI though.

    OMG–how could I forget Gretchen! Thanks, @columbo.

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    • July 5, 2020, at 9:59 AM PDT
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  11. Richard Fulmer Member

    The hard Left doesn’t believe in any of America’s ideals. All such beliefs do no more for them than give them an opportunity to tear down the United States for its failure to perfectly live up to those beliefs. They believe that all there is in the world are the oppressors and the oppressed, and they’ve decided that it’s time for a new set of oppressors.

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    • July 5, 2020, at 10:00 AM PDT
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  12. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):
    They believe that all there is in the world are the oppressors and the oppressed, and they’ve decided that it’s time for a new set of oppressors.

    Well said, @richardfulmer. Not if we have anything to say about it!

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    • July 5, 2020, at 10:01 AM PDT
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  13. Bob Thompson Member

    This is what group orientation and group think does. America is a nation of individuals accountable for their own actions, not the actions of others and certainly not for the actions of their ancestors. We must, however, be accountable for the actions of our elected officials who are in office today. So we have quite a number who must go. Any punishments rendered towards other individual Americans must be done so for crimes and other acts for which they have been proven guilty or complicit.

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    • July 5, 2020, at 10:18 AM PDT
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  14. Hoyacon Member

    There are 26 Republican governors. How many have spoken about recent events?

    There are 198 Republicans in the House of Representatives. How many have spoken about recent events?

    There are 53 Republicans in the Senate. How many have spoken about recent events?

     

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    • July 5, 2020, at 11:36 AM PDT
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  15. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    There are 26 Republican governors. How many have spoken about recent events?

    There are 198 Republicans in the House of Representatives. How many have spoken about recent events?

    There are 53 Republicans in the Senate. How many have spoken about recent events?

     

    You are right to ask this question, @hoyacon, and I promised on another post I would look for them. Except for Tom Cotton (whom you mentioned), I couldn’t find any. 

    Does anyone else know who has spoken out?

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    • July 5, 2020, at 11:42 AM PDT
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  16. Hoyacon Member

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    There are 26 Republican governors. How many have spoken about recent events?

    There are 198 Republicans in the House of Representatives. How many have spoken about recent events?

    There are 53 Republicans in the Senate. How many have spoken about recent events?

    You are right to ask this question, @hoyacon, and I promised on another post I would look for them. Except for Tom Cotton (whom you mentioned), I couldn’t find any.

    Does anyone else know who has spoken out?

    Ted Cruz has been out there. Someone else mentioned Josh Hawley. Kristi Noem. The easy answer is “not many.”

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    • July 5, 2020, at 11:47 AM PDT
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  17. Bob Thompson Member

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    There are 26 Republican governors. How many have spoken about recent events?

    There are 198 Republicans in the House of Representatives. How many have spoken about recent events?

    There are 53 Republicans in the Senate. How many have spoken about recent events?

    You are right to ask this question, @hoyacon, and I promised on another post I would look for them. Except for Tom Cotton (whom you mentioned), I couldn’t find any.

    Does anyone else know who has spoken out?

    Ted Cruz has been out there. Someone else mentioned Josh Hawley. Kristi Noem. The easy answer is “not many.”

    Mike Lee

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    • July 5, 2020, at 11:56 AM PDT
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  18. Bob Thompson Member

    Lindsey Graham speaks a lot, rarely delivers anything.

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    • July 5, 2020, at 12:05 PM PDT
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  19. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Lindsey Graham speaks a lot, rarely delivers anything.

    Unfortunately true, @bobthompson. You and @hoyacon have listed those who have spoken out and acted accordingly.

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    • July 5, 2020, at 12:07 PM PDT
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  20. Hoyacon Member

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Lindsey Graham speaks a lot, rarely delivers anything.

    Unfortunately true, @bobthompson. You and @hoyacon have listed those who have spoken out and acted accordingly.

    No wonder Tucker Carlson is being mentioned as 2024 Presidential candidate.

     

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    • July 5, 2020, at 12:11 PM PDT
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  21. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Lindsey Graham speaks a lot, rarely delivers anything.

    Unfortunately true, @bobthompson. You and @hoyacon have listed those who have spoken out and acted accordingly.

    No wonder Tucker Carlson is being mentioned as 2024 Presidential candidate.

     

    I don’t usually watch his show, but he’s getting rave reviews. I heard him interviewed on the Federalist podcast and came away very inspired! The man is fearless!

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    • July 5, 2020, at 12:15 PM PDT
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  22. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    If you ask for senators to start talking, Mitt Romney is going to open his yap.

    Then you’ll be sorry.

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    • July 5, 2020, at 12:22 PM PDT
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  23. Hoyacon Member

    Where is Nikki Haley, former conservative darling?

    Silence is violence.

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    • July 5, 2020, at 12:26 PM PDT
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  24. Rodin Member

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Lindsey Graham speaks a lot, rarely delivers anything.

    Unfortunately true, @bobthompson. You and @hoyacon have listed those who have spoken out and acted accordingly.

    No wonder Tucker Carlson is being mentioned as 2024 Presidential candidate.

     

    I don’t usually watch his show, but he’s getting rave reviews. I heard him interviewed on the Federalist podcast and came away very inspired! The man is fearless!

    When the mob comes to your house and menaces your family you only have one of two choices. Tucker has chosen to stand up and I am grateful he has.

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    • July 5, 2020, at 2:10 PM PDT
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  25. Sisyphus Coolidge
    Sisyphus Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Susan Quinn:

    Black Culture

    You have become sycophants to the black radical community. Rather than encourage black Americans to destroy the very institutions that have supported their progress, shouldn’t we remind them of how they are self-destructing on their own? In the last 60 years we have turned our eyes away from unwed motherhood; we have remained silent as men deserted their families; we have tried to ignore the black men who have sex with multiple women and have several children by all of them; and we have stood by as black men kill black men in the streets. At this time in history, blacks must be told that rather than blame everyone else for the destruction of their culture and families, they need to look in the mirror. They are destroying themselves. They are ridiculing the very values that support success: two-parent families, attending church and encouraging responsibility. As they continue to denigrate these opportunities for progress, they ruin their own lives. And for what? So, they can blame white people in America for their choices? So that they can try to destroy the foundations of society and leave all of it in ruins?

     

    This section rings false to my ear. Growing up in a mixed neighborhood, the divide was never black/white. It was always underclass/mainstream. In eighth grade a gang was taunting a dear friend of mine with the epithet “oreo”. Mike was a lawyer’s son who wore collared shirts and slacks to school, said ask not axe, and otherwise failed to meet the expectations of the underclass. He was fighting mad and they were trying to lure him far enough from the school’s administrative offices that they could pound him for the joy of it and get away with it. When I couldn’t talk him into walking away, I threw him over my shoulder and set him down outside the principal’s office. 

    That gang included blacks, greasers, a Thai and a Laotian. A rainbow coalition. They sold drugs and tried to recruit by force. If you want to talk underclass, I am with you. I believe Charles Murray has covered that base thoroughly. It is all colors. If you want to talk gangster culture, I am on board. I have worked with hundreds of blacks that have no more relation to the culture you refer to than you or I do. Bill Cosby once dedicated an entire television show to presenting a positive, undiseased vision of family life that millions of blacks enjoyed while the culture echoed black poverty and underclass values as the sole reality.

    Yes, underclass blacks will claim a definition of underclass culture as the authentic black culture. But there are skinheads and biker gangs and so on that share those cultural views, there is nothing original or uniquely black about any of it. Using the term Black Culture is both inaccurate and unnecessarily race specific. The correlation of underclass cultures with welfare programs is interesting. 

     

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    • July 5, 2020, at 2:42 PM PDT
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  26. Ontheleftcoast Member

    Voluntary human shields for terrorists. Some are unwitting fools, some choose their folly deliberatly. 

    Like a guy on NextDoor who, in a discussion of mountain lion sightings in a residential neighborhood, wrote that he would be “honored” to be eaten by a mountain lion. 

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    • July 5, 2020, at 2:49 PM PDT
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  27. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):
    Like a guy on NextDoor who, in a discussion of mountain lion sightings in a residential neighborhood, wrote that he would be “honored” to be eaten by a mountain lion. 

    Well, if no one else would miss him, I have no objections.

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    • July 5, 2020, at 2:59 PM PDT
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  28. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Sisyphus (hears Xi laughing) (View Comment):
    Yes, underclass blacks will claim a definition of underclass culture as the authentic black culture. But there are skinheads and biker gangs and so on that share those cultural views, there is nothing original or uniquely black about any of it. Using the term Black Culture is both inaccurate and unnecessarily race specific. The correlation of underclass cultures with welfare programs is interesting. 

    I’m puzzled, @sisyphus. I’m using the term “black culture” because they think that’s what they are. Those who are supporting them are supporting the blacks. I’m not clear what, in the context of these times, the underclass has to do with the discussion. Unless you’re saying we should realize that it’s not just blacks, but there’s a whole group of underclass?

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    • July 5, 2020, at 3:15 PM PDT
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  29. Tocqueville Coolidge

    Rodin (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Lindsey Graham speaks a lot, rarely delivers anything.

    Unfortunately true, @bobthompson. You and @hoyacon have listed those who have spoken out and acted accordingly.

    No wonder Tucker Carlson is being mentioned as 2024 Presidential candidate.

     

    I don’t usually watch his show, but he’s getting rave reviews. I heard him interviewed on the Federalist podcast and came away very inspired! The man is fearless!

    When the mob comes to your house and menaces your family you only have one of two choices. Tucker has chosen to stand up and I am grateful he has.

    Can we also call out respectable conservatives like Ben Shapiro who rail against this phantom “extreme right” or the really craven ones who talk about “having a necessary conversation about race in America”? Thus using the Left’s modish mealymouthed vocabulary as well. Does this look like a “conversation” to anyone? How can we converse if half the facts are unmentionable in polite society, which is all the conservatives aspire to be these days? Conservatives, they don’t like you. YOU ARE NOT INVITED TO THE BALL. Now buck up.

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    • July 5, 2020, at 3:27 PM PDT
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  30. Ontheleftcoast Member

    Percival (View Comment):

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):
    Like a guy on NextDoor who, in a discussion of mountain lion sightings in a residential neighborhood, wrote that he would be “honored” to be eaten by a mountain lion.

    Well, if no one else would miss him, I have no objections.

    While that guy would probably have a more elevated incarnation higher level of cognitive function as cat scat than his current one, the state would probably shoot the mountain lion.

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