Researching facts for a novel I am working on, WWI was the topic. Back in school many years ago, I remember having to memorize facts about the different wars.
The history of 2020 thus far could not have been dreamt up. As a writer, I don’t think I could come up with all of the ‘sparks’ that we have around us. The kindling is ready and at flashpoint.
In just the last few months, weeks really, a virus either created in or let loose from, a lab in China has been more deadly than many wars throughout history. The lasting effects of this .001um size bomb will change the world forever.
Tyrants with delusions of grandeur are now pretending they know what is best for their people, citing science as the reasoning. If you understand science, as I happen to, you would realize that science is not even on the table. It is about power.
We see this egocentric behavior in all walks of life. Unfortunately, we see it not only in our government but in our police force. The execution that we all watched on TV triggered my emotions. I was sickened by what I saw. We don’t know the facts; we only know what we saw.
In time the ‘system’ will prevail as that cop is not a politician, and more than likely has no one in power to run cover for him, unlike those ‘servants’ in DC and other government agencies who sit in their ivory towers.
There is a real danger in dealing with the mental health of a society when you enforce draconian measures like the Communistic regime in China. One of the ways we punish prisoners is by locking them in a cell. Many become suicidal.
We don’t have the facts on COVID 19. We know that decisions were made on very flawed models, and we have a press that is doing everything in its power to stoke the flames of racial hatred while peddling a narrative written by the government of China.
Social media is equally infected with political biases, with many self-appointed propaganda czars peddling a false narrative, again doing the bidding of our friends in China.
The incident in Minnesota is not a racial issue. When I saw the tape, I, as a white person, wanted to pick up a sign ‘Black Lives Matter’ and walk with them. Again we don’t know all the facts. We know that once a perp is handcuffed, the fight is over, you put them in the car and bring them to a holding facility where their case is adjudicated in a fair system. That clearly did not happen.
Three groups of people are on the streets of Minneapolis tonight.
You have protestors who are making the point known that everyone deserves equal application of the law.
You have those who are opportunists who are looting businesses because the police are busy dealing with the third group, professional agitators who are creating anarchy.
You can watch the news, and you can easily identify who is who. Burning buildings, cars, and what have you while taking their pictures flashing gang signs are those who don’t care about civil rights, the aggrieved, or your feelings. They are there to promote anarchy and to be seen by other gang members.
There is a fourth group I didn’t mention. They are those trying to reign in the most egregious perpetrators. They need to do so without increasing tensions.
The cop that killed him needs to answer for his actions. Those cops that stood around and watched need to be held accountable for their inactions. Those people who sat there for six or eight minutes filming it need to be held to account as well. Why didn’t you call 911 or ask the cops standing around to help him?
We don’t know all the facts, but we do know that those who have been in lockdown that came out for this ‘riot’ most probably had a lot of pent up anxiety, and this action by the police force was the spark.
Whose cars did you burn up?
Whose business did you destroy?
Whose houses are you breaking in to and shooting through their walls?
Why are you terrorizing your own neighbors?”
What you are calling for is mob justice and my friends that went away with the law of the six gun. Unless you want that back, I would think hard on your next actions. The spark you strike might start a war that you cannot win.
I would also like to call out CNN and MSNBC for their horrendous activity. They are not journalists; they are propagandist sewing the seeds of hate, fanning the flames of anarchy by spewing poison.
They must hate this country, or they are being paid to act irresponsibly. Peace and calm are what we need. Destroying the town by using race-baiters like Al Sharpton is cheap, loathsome, and stupid. People will get hurt, they could be killed, and CNN and those like them will then blame someone else.
If your emotions are triggered, you are being manipulated. It is that simple.
Stay safe, stay away from the area if you are there, and remember that hate is a poison that you take in hopes it will affect someone else.
Those riotors were hardly social distancing, and the virus is real. How many will get sick, and how many more will die because they were stirred up by the media?
A protest is peaceful, burning buildings, looting, and injuring people are criminal activities no matter what sparked it.