Beyonce caps 8 years of a leader leading to division and now..
There will be those who say ‘we were always divided’ and ‘white privilege‘ and lack of a ‘safe space’ made it impossible to say this.
We either go where this experiment was meant for TOGETHER, with each of us granted the equal opportunity to fulfill our lives, or we creep along as separate groups filled with bitterness and hate until others in this world deprive us of the opportunity to creep.
Beyonce’s DISGUSTING Black Panther quasi BLM statement on the BIGGEST STAGE is something MLK would have made a statement REBUKING her over what she represented WITHOUT DOUBT.
DIVISION. Not conscience
This last eight years of bitterly increasing division began with voter intimidation over the New Black Panthers in Philadelphia and now draws to a close with Beyonce imitating the original Black Panthers.
I was 19 when Tommie Smith and John Carlos stood on the awards stand in Mexico City. I was old enough to understand EXACTLY the situation when Eisenhower called out the national guard and the army to ensure that Americans who were not white had EQUAL OPPORTUNITY.
I don’t want to hear if you are born in Watts you can never have equal opportunity because I am from the Bronx you see in the old movies. The Bronx that looked like Berlin in 1945 by the 70′s.
But now we have been LEAD to be a nation which is divided into races, religions, special interests, economic strata, and grievances. A nation of micro aggressions and thought police. Of perpetual redress. A nation whose goals can be reached not by science, research, professional accomplishment, ambition and fulfillment, benevolence and faith, but instead a nation of Harrison Bergeron and the feeling that every complaint, criticism, objection, grumble, grouse deserves legal and social response and when it does not happen, the reason are race, religion, lack of privilege, blah blah blah, gender, lack of, or some other imagined DESERVED result.
I understand and am incensed by the APPARENT unjustified shootings of AMERICANS by what MIGHT be a FEW rogue cops. But the problem is not RACE. It’s identifying what makes up a rogue cop and ensuring we don’t hire them. It’s also teaching people if the cop says RAISE YOUR HANDS you do it and stand still. Then, if you believe yourself aggrieved you call the ACLU and raise hell.
But I cannot help feeling that this past 8 years we have had EXACTLY the wrong man to achieve E Pluribus Unum, and now we have a different, and very damaged nation, and some very large fires to attend to, which cannot be quenched so easily.
Especially after we have been LEAD TO BE DIVIDED.
And we are..
Now, especially by race.
Is there anyone who thinks Martin Luther King would have lead to this end?
And make no mistake, we were lead to this division, exactly as much as MLK lead us to be TOGETHER in this struggle.