a reply to: RammerJammer
I love my city. A year ago, I swear race relations were not this bad. In my news feed I would never see white or black people talking negatively
about another race, but it has started to become more common place. I'm worried what all this is leading up to.
Well first let me say, I'm glad you love your city. I'd guess, though I don't know, that you're a white person? Anyway, I'll run with that and
advise......enjoy your city while you can.....before long it will probably be too dangerous to visit.
I love this last paragraph. Again assuming you're white, my comment would be, "Well, Todo, looks like we aren't in Kansas anymore!"
Really.....didn't know that a very, very large number of Black folk hate your guts.....because you're white. Having lived all over the world, I'd
have to say the baseline cluelessness on the part of the US white population is utterly stunning. Until you become an actual victim of the knock-out
game, or have your 13 year old son chased home by urban thugs and set fire on his front porch as he desperately trys to enter his home, as happened in
Kansas City, you never suspect, "maybe its a racial hatred thing".
BTW: I don't make this stuff
Let me give you a clue here. Part of the whole impetus this summer with Ferguson and "Blacklivesmatter" is that it gives justification to Black
people to act out on their hate which their Federal Gov't is fond of reporting as "acceptable venting". At the same time, they are intimidating the
cops and it won't be long before the cops just stand back and watch. They aren't going to continue to enforce the "laws" where the Black people are
concerned. They'll hold back and observe and retreat and retreat and disappear. And frankly, I don't blame them. There's no upside for them in
enforcing traffic laws where the suspected violator is Black.
Having said all that, I'd also note that what makes this situation odd and complicated is that a very large number of members of "Communities of
Color" are some of the most empathetic people I've ever met and they in no way condone these acts of violence and deeply regret the fact that people
they don't approve of do these things stating they do so on their behalf to better their lives because they are black.
But, as you've noted, things just seem to be getting worse and worse and to my mind it seems the fuse has been lit and eventually this thing is going
to blow up in everyone's face.....including the faces of the most clueless. One blogger I read recently commented he likened this movement to the
"Arab Spring"; in the US case, its the Urban Spring. Another likened the aggrieved black community to the Palestinians and warned the US is
witnessing the beginnings of an Intifada, (uprising).
White, Black, or otherwise, if you're not a person of violence, make a plan, get out while the gettings still good because your need remember "the
rain falls on the just and the unjust alike". And in this case, the "rain" will be in the form of the Federal Gov'ts response to the uprising. You
don't want to get caught up in that.