Monday, January 16, 2017
WOW! I didn't expect you all to sign-in, but so glad you did and made the appropriate additions to my list entitle: My Blog Buddies.
I still don't know who stops in from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, or Owatonna, MN, or Flushing, MI.
We have had a day of gray, freezing mist. Not exactly rain, but mist that freezes a coat of ice on everything. I am NOT going out there, even though my cats only have one day's dry food left. Hopefully tomorrow will be more stable for driving my car?
MLK Day. Looking back, I appreciate the man more and more and personally, I think President Obama undid in eight years what Dr. King fought and died for.
I thought we were coming along pretty good with our civil rights for everybody policy and now--it feels (to me) like we are much worse off than we were in the mid 50 & 60's.
I thought that this President would do so much for his race. I could see him bringing real hope and change for them, but all I see is more hatred--mostly from the Blacks. He didn't speak to them of peaceful protests. Non-violent protests. He rather gave them an entitlement that they could riot, and kill and do whatever they wanted and he certainly wouldn't chastise them. Sometimes I even felt like he was encouraging them. He is no Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for sure.
I have always had great respect for John Lewis. He marched with Dr. King. He took a lot of abuse in Dr. King's non-violent protests. It seemed, finally we were all becoming aware of the injustices and working together to correct them.
Now, that same man wants a protest at the inauguration? Al Sharpton wants a violent protest.
Back in the day, I joined Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition. I was even for Affirmative Action, until it bit my own daughter. She graduated 1st in her class. I was divorced with low income and she couldn't get one stupid college grant, because she wasn't Black or Latino. Reverse discrimination.
Can you even imagine if "people of non-color" had protested at President Obama's inauguration? We would have been called "racists, Nazi's, White Supremacist's" and arrested, if we weren't shot first.
I just wonder who the real racists are nowadays.
Posted by Judy