In Baltimore a man’s neck was allegedly snapped. He was a person of color. Naturally the citizens wanted to protest this atrocity. However a group of fools decided to ruin what started as a peaceful protest by starting fights and smashing windows of cars and businesses. They even fought baseball fans who were at bars by the Orioles’ stadium.
Now all the protestors are lumped in with the rioters and blacks are being characterized as animals who can’t protest peacefully. It is upsetting when a group of fools with no self control destroys something that could have been great. It is enraging when black folks on Twitter dismiss the actions of those fools and say it was an emotional reaction.
Of course it was an emotional reaction! That’s the problem! They reacted emotionally when they should have reacted with their heads. To all my non-black friends, black people as a whole are not this stupid and do not all riot and destroy cars. Many of us simply want to peacefully protest.
However, the few can ruin the many, as displayed in these past few months. We have no one to blame but ourselves. We vote for our own slavery to the government, we refuse to parent our children, and then we complain that white people have it so good. Maybe if children were taught self control, and maybe if we didn’t vote for our own slavery, maybe if we didn’t drop out of high school, maybe then we could get ahead.
Whenever I say I’m not weak, or I’m not a victim, it is a fellow black man or woman who tears me down and calls me names for daring to love freedom. They only times I have ever been called a coon was by black women in Twitter. They wouldn’t dare say it to my face. This is our problem. Whenever someone decides they want to succeed in a different way and does not think robotically democratic, he becomes an Uncle Tom for daring to disagree.
This is stupidity, an Uncle Tom is someone who actively tries to destroy the black community. If one believes in personal responsibility and freedom from the government, he is not an Uncle Tom. If one condemns foolish rioting, he is not an Uncle Tom. If one preaches self control, he is not an Uncle Tom. If one dares to disagree, he is not an Uncle Tom. By no means! Rather, he is a free thinking man who is not bound by society’s thoughts.
In conclusion, friends, control your anger, control your joy. Control yourself and you will be respected. Uncontrolled anger and rioting is not becoming of any man. When there is something to protest, protest as men and women, not little boys and girls. Maturity is respected, and expected.