I can’t say that about today’s contribution. I have no idea what’s coming.
I’m mad, disgusted, disappointed, sad, and much more. So prepare for a mostly unedited rant.
I’m tired of being sickened by videos of police brutality, especially against the black community.
I’m angry that one sector of our society feels threatened every time they leave their homes.
I’m disgusted that so many in law enforcement harbor hatred for blacks, gays, and others.
I’m sad that many extrapolate the evil of the few to entire groups and conclude all police are bad.
I’m even sadder I have to recognize a person must assume all police are rotten if he or she is in a threatened group, because you never know which are the bad ones.
I’m mad that police departments either haven’t figured out how to get rid of the bad eggs before they stink up the environment or have turned a blind eye to their presence until everything goes to hell.
I’m sad that ignoring the killings and harassments of blacks for hundreds of years has created the need for peaceful protests throughout the country in the hope of effecting changes.
I’m furious that there are many in power waiting for all the current disturbances to subside so they can work to accomplish absolutely nothing.
I’m disappointed and angry that some demonstrations have turned out to be anything but peaceful, involving looting and destruction of property.
I’m scared that the worthy goals of the protests are disappearing as the destruction continues and confrontations between police and protestors increase.
I’m furious and disgusted that we have a president who, during this time of national turmoil, refuses to endorse healing, instead concentrating on fostering hatred via tweets, lackeys, and media manipulation.
I’m disgusted his “words of comfort” are diatribes aimed at governors, telling them to be tough. And if they won’t he’ll take the next step to dictatorship by declaring martial law and sending federal troops to the states.
I’m sick that this most immoral of men poses in front of a church holding a Bible after having teargas used to clear a path to the church.
I’m wondering how long it will be before someone posting a message like this will be arrested.
Other presidents, including some I didn’t endorse, have offered encouragement and hope for the future during times of national emergency.
I wish we had one of them now.