I support “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” as it states in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution but the totality of what we’ve seen across the United States recently is different.
Yes, get justice for George Floyd but the nonsense in our streets has morphed to absurdity! Defund the police, abolish the police, empty the jails, calling everyone you oppose racists, burning businesses, attacking people, killing people, toppling statues, tagging areas of our cities with obscenity laced and hate filled graffiti, etc, etc; this is not right. The chairman of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, Hawk Newsome, said “If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it”; this is NOT justice, this is subversion and sedition.
I wrote the following on June 17, 2019; it didn’t ring any bells back then, maybe people will start listening.
“Public activism is now driven by emotional feelings which are a decisive overriding factor for 21st century public activists. We now have droves of emotionally driven stupid people that are destroying civility and engaging in mass intimidation tactics that rival those used by immoral totalitarian governments throughout history. These irrational emotionally driven behaviors are becoming so socially acceptable that they’re the beginnings of a new societal norm and they’re being encouraged by unethical, unscrupulous, and blindly ignorant people all for the sake of political power. We are seeing the building blocks of a civil society crumble before our eyes and cult-like hordes of stupid people are the unilateral crushing force and it’s all enabled by blind apathy.
When you have one stupid person ranting in public it’s easy for the public to shrug it off and explain it away to others as “it’s just a wacko”, but what happens when that wacko’s rantings become mainstream and there are hordes of stupid people publicly parroting the same irrational emotionally driven nonsense, shutting down public meetings, blocking roadways, wrecking businesses, destroying property and making the public feel unsafe to use their fundamental right to free speech and speak their mind.”
“You can’t fix stupid but you can stand side-by-side with other intelligent people and speak out against the emotional driven lunacy that stupid people are presenting as the only valid truth.”
“If you don’t want to live under rules created by stupid people then you need to set aside your apathy for society and politics, stand up for intelligent truths and do something about what’s happening!”