Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, July 8, 2016

Compare And Contrast

"Some people" have responded to the tragedy by embracing language of exclusion and dripping with white privilege.  Seriously, if you are still confused about white privilege, read this:
I grew up in a world — I've been around long enough that we always had bad people, we always had dangerous people, but the general public respected police.

Yeah, respected....terrified of...those are so hard to keep distinct.

On the other hand, "some people" think we should try and heal our broken country.  Some people learned something from history.
We've got to turn to love. We have to stop shooting. We have got to turn to love. We cannot bring about justice through violence. We cannot bring about love through violence. If we continue to turn to violence, we are going to continue to see heartache and devastation.

I want to come together in common ground.  I mean Newt Fucking Gingrich has basically come out and said, "Yeah, it sucks to be black, and we need to understand that."  Newt Gingrich.

But as long as suppurating hemorrhoids like Dan Patrick are out there?  Tough to come together.

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