No, this is not one of my regular blogs but from my soggy back porch, I have the urge to rant!
For once, being old is somewhat of an advantage. I have seen, and was once, unwillingly, involved where riots were going on…. more than I can count! From the “Little Rock Nine” in ’57, to “four dead in Ohio” in ’70 (which brought out the largest force of national guard), to the Baltimore racially provoked in ’70-’71; more recently, the LA riots (Rodney King riots), Baltimore & Ferguson riots, and now Charlottesville, Virginia. The pictures all look the same. So, what have we learned in the 60 odd years, that I recall? The bloodshed and tears that never made a difference!
Today we see riots that are infiltrated by immigrants out-of-state. Is trying to mutilate a statue the answer? Condemning history is like rebuking your great grandparents. Come on people! Have you nothing better to do than show your ignorance?
Hitler is dead, I’m sorry to inform you. Slaves were both black and white. God bless you if you can do my job better than me! Equal rights?? Get off your duff and show your worth!
Finally, every city pays two departments for protecting the welfare of others – the police and fire departments. For years I’ve asked why get the police involved as nothing changes. But my simple truth is to merely take ONE fire truck and douse the unruly crowd. It would disperse the tempers. Not to mention declaring the cell phones as dead. Why not? I wonder.
I’m for change too, but PLEASE QUIT KILLING!!!