Remember and learn

I am finding it hard to believe that anyone with a rational thinking mind can ignore the past four-plus years. Racism, corruption, and inequality are not a twenty-first-century role model but has been the accepted norm for hundreds of years, maybe longer

The history books have perpetuated the lies covering up bad actions from bad actors, painting a deceptive picture of the American Dream. This isn’t something I’m making up, conspiracy, or any of that B.S. There are real people hurting. Ask that person, having a good job, house, and a growing family, then the housing market crash… They’ve been living in the family SUV because the house was taken. And what happened to the executives in the banks and Wall Street you may ask? If not you should. They received time off with bonuses and faced no criminal charges for their wrongdoing. Why is that?

So, many of the protests and demonstrations began peacefully and turned quite violent, appearing at times to be using undue use of force, and the looting and vandalism might have been the locals, but there sure were a lot of out of towners that just happened to be visiting for the weeks on end.

Ignore it and it will go away. Wrong. We can’t do that anymore. We can’t let them bust into the State Capital in DC and get away with it. We either are or we are not the United States of America. I vote we are the U.S.A. and if so where do we go from here?

Do we give asylum to those in need or do we cage them like animals? That question reminds me of the Statue of Liberty, a hunk of metal parts maybe, but to the thousands on thousands that greeted it on their way into our country it symbolizes freedom, liberty, safety, and a new home for them and their families. I remember as a young boy talking with my grandfather about his plight from Greece to America.

My main point here is we must not forget what has been revealed to us. We can not let it be swept under the rug, candy-coated, homogenized or twisted and spun into lies. We can be better than that.