War on Police

The police in America are under attack. Instead of simply condemning the bad officers, we are now collectively condemning the whole profession. Irresponsible leaders have called for the killing of police officers. This action holds in contempt not only police officers, but all of the law-abiding citizens.

When officers are threatened with their lives in this way, it hinders them from performing their jobs to the best of their ability. In turn, this leaves law-abiding citizens at the mercy of criminals. the idea that all police officers are terrible humans simply because of a few bad officers, is just as idiotic as the idea that all black people are thugs. There needs to be a condemnation of lawless people who murder police officers in cold blood.

For the most part, if one is a law-abiding citizen, one will not have problems with officers. There are cases where this is not true, however, that is not the norm. The issue we have now in America is the idea that people can do whatever they want without consequences. That is wrongheaded thinking. Anarchy inevitably leads to tyranny.

The people of the United States of America need to stand up for police officers. We also need to stand up for just laws. America cannot afford to be destroyed from within by empty rhetoric and violent outbreaks. We, as a people, need to unite and stand for true justice. Murdering police officers is not justice.

The hatred perpetuated by certain groups of people should not be tolerated. Free speech should be allowed, but hate speech is not free for anyone. The hatred of police will not change laws. The killing of police will only incur worse laws. The men and women who think violence is the answer are wrong. Violence only hurts the cause unless it is in defense. These murders are not in defense, they are offensive, and thus they are unjust.

Americans should stand for truth and justice, and rise up together, and speak loudly about the issues. We need to speak louder than those who spew hate, and make love the lasting cry of our generation. We need to speak loudly about the evils of murder, and show with love that it is never the answer. Together we must save our nation from destroying itself. The division cannot be tolerated. It must be condemned.

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Uncontrolled Anger

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.