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Today’s Racial Tensions

December 4, 2014

Unrest and uneasiness in police and public of large cities started me thinking.

Police departments apparently feel dressing public servants like they are sort of badass movie action characters will inspire a sense of love and caring by the community. By driving war equipment around the neighborhood, brotherly love will rain upon the masses. Peace and harmony will replace fear and hate by lobbing tear gas at grandmother and little children. For the most part, the supporters of this approach enjoy listening to and making rich the likes of Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh.

Neighborhoods apparently feel burning down buildings and tipping cars over shows they are some sort of badass also. People outside the community are running around looting stores and tossing Molotov cocktails. They claim this will somehow make people pressure the other side to give the community a group hug. To top it off, vultures like Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton fly in to gather donations while exciting more unrest with the same golden speeches from 40 years ago.

Here are some suggestions:

1. Stop trying to cover your political left or right cheek. You screwed up! The time to develop a good relationship and communications with people in your neighborhoods and with city officials is before there ever was a problem.

2. Provide for people with mental health problems. Get them off the streets and get them help they need. Stop making police having to deal with mentally ill left on the streets to save money.

3. The war on drugs has been a total joke and disaster. It is a war on black, brown, and poor people. It created a lot of illegal and non-taxable jobs. The war on drugs suggest police are warriors placed in no one wins battles.

4. Convert police departments from a place people are intimidated and fear to a place they will go to in time of need.

5. I hate to disappoint both White and Black cultures here in the United States. There is one race, the human race. We are all shades of one another.

6. We have a government of the people. We have a government by the people. Now we need to a little more work on a government for the people.

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My Core Beliefs

1.         I believe God is everywhere.  I wasn’t at Calvary.  But my God lives in every person.  It is up to me to treat each person with respect and dignity accordingly.  My place of worship exists from horizon to horizon in 360  degrees from where I am.

2.         There is one human race and no others.  The genes have been blended for hundreds of generations.  Your past relatives were frisky and at sometime in history, jumped the fence.  Get over it.

3.         The size of a person’s purse or their religious beliefs are no indication of the size of a person’s heart and the quality of that person’s moral values.  In other words, poor, unholy people can be kind and generous.  Rich, unholy people can be kind and generous.  Poor, holy people can be lazy and cruel.  Rich, holy people can be lazy and cruel.

4.         Politicians drive me crazy.   I believe in saving money but also in investing in the people who are citizens of this country.  The first place for lawmakers to start  saving money is in their own office, with their own  staff, and their own benefits.  Once they do that, then we will know who is serious.

5.         People should have the right, opportunity, and the dignity to decide their own fate.

6.         Being poor is humiliating.  You can really only understand if you have been refused help or degraded during your darkest hour.

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