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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.
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.
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.
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.Published in