Saturday, August 19, 2017

My Thoughts of recent events.

 Due to recent events, I have to add my two cents.  Generally, I am sick of the Trump protest and the far-right nonsense that I just ignore it all.  And, I will probably not vote in the next election.  
I was born in the 70s and grew up in the 80s, so I have been around for a long time. I've seen political strife for years, but I have never seen it this mean and personal. I generally try to keep this blog as positive as possible, but the recent events in VA need to be discussed.
I may disagree with the far right, but that doesn't give me the right to hit someone over the head with a bike lock or set someone's hair on fire. That also doesn't give me the right to hit a group of left-leaning protesters with a car either.
Here's the thing, crashing a car into a group of protesters is wrong and shows how disconnected we are with people. There is so much hatred in the air that this redneck decided to ram his car into a crowd of protesters. The far-far-right has been emboldened by Trump's nonsense. The far left has become pretty bad in itself, but not on the same level. And, it seems people on the left have finally started to attack the more fringe elements on the left. We need to see this calling out by the right too.
Something is wrong when Nazis roam around acting like they own the place. And, a guy was so angry that he rammed his car into a group of people, so something needs to change. Being a black man, I have NEVER seen it this bad.
We as Americans have to be better than this. I think we need to move toward the center of politics in order to get things done. If our President won't stand up to extremist views, we need to. It is okay to disagree with someone without hurting or killing them. We've forgotten that.
Then there is the muted response from Trump that even I was offended by because it was way off the mark. You can't blame both sides when one side actually murdered and hurt many people. What has become apparent is Trump isn't the President of all the people in the US, but for a certain demographic and nothing else. When you take that oath, you represent us all, Trump. It is your job to stand up against hatred and violence and not give weak-ass answers. Trump doesn't understand that protesting is very different than someone ramming a car into a group of people. And, he should have come out against these Nazis and KKK members. It is not that hard to do and Mr. Trump couldn't do it.
Heck, Bush Jr. would have handled himself better.
This is a sad day. For the good of the country, it is time for Trump to step down. I still think we can survive four years of Trump, but some of us won't make it.  We just have to get a candidate that isn't as corrupt as Clinton or Trump.  
As Americans, it is time for us to shift away from the extreme left and right and move toward the center.
Now, let me get off this soap box and get back to talking about pornstars, pop culture, and crazy Chris Chan  

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