From a Southern Man:
It was murder, what happened to Mr. Floyd.
You know it, I know it.
I saw it, you saw it.
There were 4 police officers, of differing “races”
Did you see that?
2 Caucasian; apparently
1 Asian; apparently
1 African-American; apparently
They collectively murdered the man. Obviously.
It was them, not me.
It was them, not the store owners or truckers.
It was them; not all white people or other “faces”
It was them.
Yes, our system has been broken for a long time.
Our “collective conscience” as a society is to blame.
All races. All people. All times….
Not enough consequences that match the offenses is our failing.
The death of a good family life is our failing….
When I was little, if I did a bad thing, I got my ass beat.
Afterward, the majority of the time, I knew better than to try or do it again.
I knew the consequences would be quick & painful.
I knew that it was unacceptable and wrong.
Don’t do it again
But, this is not my world anymore.
I do not recognize this world.
I get whiffs of my childhood world but, now….?
When I was a kid, you didn’t cuss in school or raise your voice to the teacher, bring a pocket knife, write on bathroom walls….
If you did, you got your ass beat by the teacher, the vice principal and then whatever parent was waiting for you at the bus stop. Or god forbid, if they actually had to come get you from the principles office.
Oh sweet baby Jesus. I knew I was a dead man.
It was them; not me.
No, I am not a product of this society.
I am a product of my parents, their parents, their parents AND their parents; ad infinitum.
I am a product of everything they had ever seen, heard, smelled, tasted or learned; then passed on to me.
I cannot learn without an experience OR being shown “the way”
It was up to me TO MAKE me.
We have truly been in this together, FOREVER.
I am a racist.
I am intolerant, indecisive, impatient, considerate, trusting to a fault and sometimes; yes sometimes, I am an asshole.
I am most definitely an accidental hypocrite.
I am allergic to penicillin.
I actually like long walks on the beach; no lie….
I am a lot of things.
Sadly, perfection is not one of my traits, Dammit.
I get mad, but I don’t break other people’s stuff.
I get mad but, and I damn sure won’t hurt people; myself maybe but hey, that’s me.
I get mad, then….I get tired of being mad and decide to be happy or just deal with it.
Yes, I know y’all rioters & looters are different.
I know every one of you are descendants of slaves & poor white trash and NOBODY knows your troubles or how rough your life has been.
DOWN WITH WHITEY!!
It’s a tragedy what happened with Mr Floyd.
Y’all are making it worse.
Y’all are taking advantage of the mans death, cloaking anarchy with “protesting” and “change”
….lessening the death.
I think stupidity should be a race….
If that were the case, I am most definitely a racist.
Ignorant people can be taught.
Ignorance is basically not knowing any better, because you’ve never been shown better.
Y’all are just stupid and dangerous.
Y’all know better.
Anyone with a moral compass knows better.
Y’all just don’t care, I don’t give a crap what y’all say.
You know what, you don’t even deserve to be called y’all…
You’re a menace and should be dealt with on the same level as your stupidity.
I am ashamed to be an American human right now.
Where’s Jesus when you need him…?
In what; mankind?
Seems like the devil is always available, don’t it?
It was 4 different, complicit men; one horrid act.
Not all men.
It was them.