by Wayne Simmes:
A few days ago, a black conservative woman, (let that one sink in) was speaking in front of a group at UCLA at the request of a group whose agenda is exposing leftist lies and progressive propaganda. Candace Owens was attempting to speak when a group of “Black Lives Matter people” attempted to shout her down. This did not end well for that group of rabble rousers.
Ms. Owens stated that there is a great difference between the victim mentality and the victor mentality.
“I don’t understand why you want to feel oppressed, 400 years of slavery and Jim Crow, which you did not live through. You are over-privileged Americans.”
This got mixed reviews from the celebrities but surprisingly Kanye West came out in her corner saying, “I like the way she thinks.”
Of course now West is taking the heat but so far has not backed down.
But, stop and think for a minute about what she said. She admits that we had slavery in this country and that Jim Crow laws did exist, but neither of those things exist today. Why are these folks screaming about something that was rectified many years ago? Since that time we have had black people in every position of every profession including the Presidency of the United States. No one has to continue to be oppressed if they want to put in the effort to get out of the Ghetto’s.
On the other hand, Colin Kaepernick took a complete opposite view in a speech. He said, “Racialized oppression and dehumanization is woven into the very fabric of our nation – the effects of which can be seen in the lawful lynching of black and brown people by the police, and the mass incarceration of black and brown lives in the prison industrial complex.”
Wow, what a strong statement. So I have to ask, have any of you saw any black or brown people being lynched by the police in the last 50 or so years? I think that would require a policeman getting a rope, dragging some poor person under a tree or scaffold, throwing the rope over a limb and hauling that poor person up until his feet were off the ground. Now, personally, even with all the news coverage we have of almost anything that happens in our country I have not seen that happening. Yes, I have seen some police shootings of black, brown and white Americans. But in the vast majority of those shootings, they have been found to be justified. These people were not lynched.
I have also see instances where police officers were ambushed when responding to disputes and even killed as they ate lunch in a restaurant. If anyone is oppressed in this country it is those brave men and women that put on a blue uniform and risk their lives to protect all citizens including those of color.
And of course, he didn’t bother to let us know which ones of those people locked up in our prison systems that did not commit the crimes they were incarcerated for.
Kaepernick went on to say, “How can you stand for the national anthem of a nation that preaches and propagates, “freedom and justice for all,” that is so unjust to so many of the people living there?”
I would ask him, how can you live in such a country? Surely with all of the money that you made being a second-rate quarterback for a professional football team you could live in some other country. Perhaps you would be better off in North Korea, where Otto Warmbier found such tolerance. Or you might be happier living in Iran where if you do not submit to Sharia Law they throw large stones at you. I am sure there are many African countries that would welcome you and your money with open arms. In short, you have multiple choices of where you could live and never have to hear our National Anthem again.
But alas that is just wishful thinking on my part. Kaepernick has the right to live and protest in this country. And he has the right to speak his mind, trying to convince the populace that the police and just waiting for the opportunity to lynch some poor black man that dares rise above the rubble of the Ghetto. But don’t let the truth get in the way of that rhetoric. Don’t bother to include that many black, brown, yellow, red and white American’s are living far better today than at any time in history. Don’t bother to let the truth that anyone of any color can rise to any position, in any government or organization, water down your hate-filled speech.
So which of these arguments makes more sense to you. A young black woman who believes in the American dream, or the black athlete who obviously was given every opportunity in life but chooses to continue to portray himself as a victim?