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Soon after finally getting racial segregation abolished, black activist groups have started demanding racial segregation – even demanding their own country, in some cases. Many blacks view America as irredeemably racist. Martin Luther King wanted blacks to become full-fledged Americans, but modern black activist groups have adopted distinctly anti-American messages, as evidenced by so many black athletes refusing to stand for the flag before games, and the flag-burning in the picture to the right, and so on.
I find this so very sad. But after seeing pictures from the funeral of famed black civil rights activist John Lewis, I was not only sad but also confused. See if you notice the same thing I did from the picture below:
The black lives matter activists must have been horrified at the pictures of their hero draped in a symbol of racism. Or perhaps they weren’t. If not, then why not? The world must be a very complicated place to such people. Although I suspect many of them haven’t given such things a whole lot of thought.
They like the security, wealth, and traditions of America. They just prefer to be seen as outsiders in a country that they would never leave, because they love it here despite hating it. Or something. Maybe all that makes sense to them. But to me, it seems complicated.Published in