Just Stop It.

Now, take that how you want. If it made you flinch, get mad at me, or roil your conscience, you need to read this and then change your ways. 

Let’s start with those of you who hate people because of their race. In this category I include those of you who post memes on social media stereotyping “others” and that glorify violence against people who don’t look like you.

Yes, you. The person who’s squirming right now. You have let evil into your heart. You relish the thought of an old man, or an old woman, who doesn’t look like you getting knocked in the head with a rock thrown/held by someone that looks like you. 

You also condemn people in legal cases where you quite literally know nothing beyond the skin color of the people involved. If that is how you evaluate justice, just grab a flatbed truck, build a mobile execution platform, round up a couple of hundred followers, and start hanging everyone who doesn’t look like you. Maybe make everyone wear color coded cloth patches on their lapels so we know what kind of justice they are to be accorded. Saves a lot of time. Perhaps, and I know this will save money, just round them up and put them in camps to be dealt with later. Sounds extreme, eh? Some of you are already truck shopping as I write this post.

If someone disagrees with your political views, storm their house at night, terrorize them in restaurants, and make them think like you do. Burn their business because it’s nearby when your temper boils over. It works every time. If they resist, burn them out and kill them in the street – or send them to that camp we discussed above.

Cops. All of them, including the black ones, Asian ones, and any other variety, are evil racists who do nothing but oppress people based on their skin color. As one genius put it, “They might be skinfolk, but they aren’t kinfolk.”   But let’s do away with them. Perhaps just give ANTIFA the weapons and radios – I’m sure they’ll be fair. Who needs all that training?

The point, if you’ve made it this far, is that you are a total loser if you base your decisions on social media and the popular press. Lies abound. Read some other sources, watch some other videos, and for the love of man, think independently. 

The old saying that there are two sides to every story is wrong as well. There are an almost infinite number of sides. But you have to weigh them all out, take the evidence – not the rumors you saw on Facebook – and render judgment. That’s what the courts are for. Not your mob of dismayed friends and angry neighbors. 

Protest is fine. It’s good. I’m even cool with protests where people legally carry firearms. But the minute you pick up a rock, or a Molotov cocktail, or aim that weapon at someone, you cease to protest and begin to riot. The old saying “Play stupid games, win stupid prizes” applies from that moment forward. 

Start applying common sense today. If you see something that looks like an outrage in “the news”, check the date. This gets tedious for me, but it’s almost always already too late when I see it. Before you post something, check the facts and the date. I’ve gone ballistic over stuff that I was wrong on, but I then remove the item and post an apology – had to do it twice in the last ten years. Not bad given the time constraints. Now I just don’t post that stuff until I’m totally sure of the truth as it is available.

But if you insist on posting the picture of the 93 year old woman who was shot at 36 times by the police, at least have the decency to include the fact that it happened in 2006, and all the police involved went to prison. Or that the hotel that refused to serve military and veterans found the employee, fired them, retrained their staff, and apologized years ago. 

Try some of that Bible stuff so many of you espouse. Love your fellow man like yourself. Quit trash-talking people over small things. Find the truth before you take up a banner. Actually read the case files. Don’t trust the press to think for you. Do believe your own eyes when you do the research. Most of all, don’t stand in front of someone and scream at them through a bullhorn. Try talking calmly and rationally. It’s an awesome thing to actually work out communications and come to an agreement.

And, finally, pray. Stop and pray before you open your mouth. It’s amazing how little escapes mine after I pray. I need to do it more. This post is an example: I will read it again, and then pray before posting it. 

Now, go out there and be decent. Pray for law enforcement. Even if you don’t like them, pray for them to do their jobs well: it benefits us all. 

To my brothers and sisters in blue, I am praying for you and wish you well. I know you are not what the media portrays you to be. 

Be nice to each other.

 

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