Perhaps the dream came true after all. It seems race relations have taken a precipitous decline the past eight years. The popular refrain is to blame President Obama for the sad turn of events but that is too simplistic. Everyone is at fault and it has nothing to do with the color of skin.
Maybe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. got his wish. I do not think most people judge others by the color of their skin. I think we judge others on the content of their character and therein lies the issue.
We expect riots and protests every time a white police officer shoots and kills a black person. In most of those cases, the black person was committing a crime, had committed a crime, or menacingly ignored the police directive putting the officer in peril. In each of those scenarios, I suspect the content of their character had more to do with the incident than the color of their skin.
In some cases, a black person was killed by a racist white police officer. Again, that has more to do with the content of that police officer’s character than the content of their skin. The same goes for black police officers who kill black people and white police officers that kill white criminals.
There are organizations actively promoting intentions to form blockades and disrupt the inauguration on January 20. They giddily talk about preventing people from attending the inauguration. I’d say that warped sense of social justice is directly related to the content of the organizers’ character and not the color of their skin.
Filmmaker Joss Whedon recently sent a disgusting Tweet hoping for the violent death of House Speaker Paul Ryan referring to the style of death depicted in his Tweet as funny. I think that aptly displays his character.
It’s strange, but it appears intolerance has increased during a time when everyone is preaching tolerance. As I understand it, tolerance is a two-way street that requires both sides to tolerate the other’s perspective.
Militant homosexuals march and scream for the public to boycott those businesses that disagree with gay marriage. Likewise, militant heterosexuals attempt to do the same to businesses owned by homosexuals. Why not simply go to a business that matches your ideology and give others the same courtesy?
It seems like an obvious solution but militants have an agenda and it’s usually not an altruistic one. Liberals are pushing people to boycott any business affiliated with Donald Trump. Why? What purpose does it serve? Do these idiots really think this action will change the way people vote in the future? It is anyone’s right to exercise free speech but it seems like the children are holding their breath again.
Today’s society is a whirlwind of dichotomies. We connect with friends electronically while in the company friends in the same room. We hear but do not listen. We see but do not comprehend. We speak without thinking and write without reading.
We protest for the sake of protesting and usually do not understand the issue we are protesting. We are eager to attack the messenger while disregarding the message. We hate faster than we love and argue quicker than we empathize.
How is any of that related to the color of our skin? It has everything to do with the content of our character.