RIOTS AND LOOTING IN AMERICAN CITIES ARE NOT THE ANSWER

I’m an American of Cuban descent, and I dislike the chaos that is prevalent in Democratically-run cities lately.  In fact, I don’t like the seditious policies that radical organizations like Blacks Lives Matter and Antifa are preaching to Americans.  These are the times for the silent majority of Americans to get rid of their silent and long hibernation, and stand up for what has made America Great since its founding.

When I was in the federal workforce, I suffered discrimination at times from Blacks, Hispanics, and Whites. By the same token, some of my greatest career-civil-service mentors were Blacks, Whites, and Asian. Although I’m Hispanic, I never had a Hispanic career mentor — although I did have some Hispanic mentors who were political appointees. You see, some selecting officials viewed Americans of “Cuban” descent as too conservative to be the “right kind” of Hispanics. There are bad apples in every racial and ethnic group, but it is unfair to generalize racism to any single one. Thus, I look up to White Achievers, Black Achievers, Hispanic Achievers, and Asian Achievers. I look down at those individuals in every racial and ethnic group who are stuck in a victimhood mode. I side with winners, not losers. I deal with the present and the future and ignore the past which I can’t do anything about.

Back in July of 2019, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), a member of the “Squad,” said the following: “This is the time to shake that table. We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need any more black faces that don’t want to be a black voice.” This appears to be the anti-freedom-of-speech, totalitarian, fascist dogma of the Democratic Party.  Joe Biden has been indoctrinated with this Kool-Aid when he said recently that if you vote for President Trump, you ain’t Black.  But Joe does not have a clue what being Black is all about. During a round table in Philadelphia recently, he claimed that George Floyd’s death was bigger than the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!!! But again, Joe probably had one of his many senior moments and forgot who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was.

I’ve never allowed any herd or the Communist Party when I lived in Cuba to do the thinking for me.  I subscribe to the theory popularized by French philosopher René Descartes of “I think, therefor I am.” I base my views on facts, laws, and statistics.  The mere fact that I am Hispanic does not mean that I embrace the thinking concocted by the leadership of Hispanic organizations.  I support the policies that I agree with, and ignore the ones that I disagree with.  I am not a slave.  I am a free man.

Americans have been bombarded lately with the term “people of color.” But the alleged definition of the term is limited only to Black, Brown, and Yellow. Left out from this prism are those who have skin colors reflecting fifty shades of multiple hues. And I dare ask, since when is “White” not a color? Therefore, by its mere exclusion, those who propagate the use of this term are racist themselves.  As Chief Justice Roberts, in the Supreme Court’s 2007 Parents Involved decision, stated: “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.”

Black Entertainment Television Founder Robert Johnson laughed at some foolish White people for attempting to boost their bona fides with Blacks by tearing down statues of our Nation’s history and cancelling TV shows and films. Yes, most of this White riffraff were supporters of socialist, 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. So, with their candidate out of the 2020 race, they think that they can implement his agenda by taking to the streets!!! If they are mad about the political process, they should be fighting against the Democratic voters who pulled the lever for Biden. But again, these people don’t have much of a brain!

Virginia has a problem with its Democratic politicians. They have a governor who supports infanticide and has a racist history. And now, you have U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (who was Hillary’s running mate in 2016) state that the United States was solely responsible for the invention of slavery. He does not know his world history very well. Slavery has been around since at least 3500 BC in Sumer, Mesopotamia. As a result of the Byzantine-Ottoman Wars (1265-1479), large number of Christian slaves were captured. The Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, British — and get a hold of this fact: a number of West African kingdoms — played a prominent role in the Atlantic slave trade. It’s not just the leftist/progressive fake news media outlets that propagate the blatant lies that fit their anti-American narrative. This virus has also spread to Democratic politicians and public officials because they think that spreading it will guarantee them the support of most Black voters to regain the Oval Office.

Conservative radio and TV personality Mark Levin has had several outstanding shows recently where his guests have addressed the challenges facing the Black community in the U.S. These luminaries included Dr. Shelby Steele, Mr. Bob Woodson, Dr. Carol Swain and Dr. Wilfred Reilly. Most of them agree that the main problems afflicting the Black community are the out-of-wedlock children and single-parent families, as well as the absence of a father figure. These individuals opining on these issues are the highly-educated pillars of the Black community — what W.E.B. Dubois used to call the Talented Tenth. They need to be viewed and listened in all the media outlets, and, yet, you see them only in Fox News. When you check the “What We Believe” in the Black Lives Matter webpage, you find the following: “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.” So, I ask you, who has the best understanding of the challenges facing the Black community, the Talented Tenth or Black Lives Matter?

Another previous guest in Mark Levin’s TV show was Candace Owens – an influential thinker in the Black community.  She indicated that while most Blacks complain about the advantages provided by White privilege, most Blacks want to replace it with Black privilege. The call for reparations by these radical organizations for people who have never been slaves from people who have never been slave masters is ludicrous. Left out of this conversation is the fact that freed Blacks owned slaves in the United States since 1654 and through the Civil War.  The cure for past discrimination cannot be reverse discrimination because it would lead to unending upheavals. Candace is a breath of “fresh sanity” in a sea of rampant insanity!

I’ve heard some protesters try to justify the senseless rioting and looting in most of our cities by invoking the words of the late, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., when he said in a 1968 speech “that a riot is the language of the unheard.” But they purposely left out the other part of the speech, where Dr. King proclaimed that “I’ve been searching for a long time for an alternative to riots on the one hand and timid supplication for justice on the other and I think that alternative is found in militant massive non-violence.” Riots and looting are not the answer to develop workable and long-lasting solutions. 

Patrisse Cullors, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter (BLM), stated that the goal of the organization was “to push for a move to get Trump out.” So, so much for previous claims that BLM is not a political organization. She also indicated recently that she and another BLM co-founder are “trained Marxists.” The leader of Greater New York BLM, Hawk Newsome, told Fox News Anchor Martha MacCallum: “I said if this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down the system and replace it.” Marxism is the antithesis of democracy, of private property, of the Bill of Rights, of the U.S. Constitution, of respecting the will of a majority of “we the people” who elected a U.S. president, of Western civilization, of Judeo/Christian values, of All Lives Matter, of everything that America has stood for! And yet, Democrats have remained silent, and thus complicit, in supporting the radical ideology of this fringe organization and others like it.

It’s time for the Democratic Party to change its name to something else — as there is nothing democratic about the policies that it supports. Its lack of acceptance for the winner of the 2016 election is not democratic at all. Its ongoing attempt to trigger a coup d’état and remove President Trump from office does not speak well of democratic ideals. The Party’s policies of redistribution of wealth would in the long run make everyone poor. Joe Biden claims that he is the moderate candidate for Democrats, but he has embraced the socialist ideas of Bernie Sanders and those of his socialist adviser Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. All of the Confederate statues that have been taken down in the South have all being of Democrats. Therefore, it’s time that the Democratic Party takes off its mask and adopt as its new name: the Woke Socialist & Racist Party of America!

The taking down of statues of American heroes by the socialist mob is outrageous and must be stopped. They’ve taken down recently the statues of George Washington, Francis Scott Key, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ulysses S. Grant — just to name a few. I’m certain that they would want to replace them with the statues of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Mao Zedong, and Che Guevara. This mob has declared war on American traditions, American history, and American heroes.  I’ve even read that one of these fools wants to take down stained-glass murals and windows depicting a white Jesus and his European mother.

The “defund the police” call lately is as delusional as the Democrats’ Green Deal legislation. What should take place is a movement to “DEFUND THE SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES” of federal funds if they propagate anti-American ideologies.

Theodore Roosevelt was the 37-year-old president of the Board of Police Commissioners of New York City when he wrote: “To sit at home, read one’s favorite paper, and scoff at the misdeeds of the men who do things is easy, but it is markedly ineffective. It is what evil men count upon the good men’s doing.” Americans are counting on Republicans to aggressively confront and punish with stiff penalties the rioters, looters, and those inciting disturbances in our cities. Most Americans want to feel safe in their communities.

The Republic is counting on Americans who deeply love their country to re-elect President Trump and Republicans on November 3rd.  This upcoming election will be a referendum on two Americas: a socialist, anarchic republic or a law & order country mirroring a shining city on a hill.  Let’s remember the wise words of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson: “In matters of style, swim with the current.  In matters of principle, stand like a rock.” In times of its greatest needs, Americans have risen to the challenge and stood firm on its founding principles.  This time will not be any different.

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