by Sean A. Langley, Guest Contributor
Today, racism is all over the place. It’s rampant throughout the news and media (perhaps the most evil and awful thing currently going on right now). Stop and look at the Ferguson incident: “A BLACK. UNARMED. TEEN. was SHOT TO DEATH by a WHITE. POLICE OFFICER. Investigations are ongoing to determine if the police officer, Darren Wilson, Ferguson, Missouri, will be facing charges.” This is a perfect example of the way this type of information is conveyed.
Thanks, “news” –make sure to give a very biased, desperate-for-ratings version of the story. What would an unbiased version sound like? More like this: “An unarmed teen matching the description of someone who stole from a convience store was approached by a police officer for questioning, when he then attacked the officer, tried to grab his gun and shoot the officer. The gun went off inside the policeman’s car. When the teen failed to pull the gun away, he turned and ran away. The officer pursued, shouting for him to stop, chasing after the teen into a dead-end street. The teen then turned and aggressively charged toward the police officer he’d already assaulted and attempted to steal his gun. The police officer, in turn, fired on the teen, resulting in his unfortunate death. Witnesses say that the officer may have continued firing after the teen hit the ground; an investigation is underway to determine if anything unnecessary was done.”
How do those freaks sleep at night? How stupid are people to believe that horsecrap fed to them on the television? I can’t count the times I was in Iraq and heard stories on the news about Iraq that were edited and said in a specific fashion to strongly give a very different feel to the story.
I remember one time some idiot Iraqi’s were firing mortars and they had no clue whatsoever how to fire them accurately. Time and time again, mortars would fall and they’d hop in their trucks and drive off, scared to death. 90% of the time, the mortars just harmlessly landed on some dirt patch.
One time, by sheer luck, it hit an ammo cache on FOB (Forward Operating Base) Falcon. We had all kinds of investigations, but there was no sign that those moron terrorists even knew which half of the FOB the mortar round would land.
What did the civilian news say? They went into detail labout how a “severely accurate and significant SURGICAL STRIKE with a mortar was made on U.S. forces the other night, in “Irohck” ;they never can pronounce the country right). The entire ammo of a U.S. military base was seriously compromised, reports are still coming in on casualties, injuries. No one knows for sure when they’ll have more ammo on hand.”
Yeah, thanks for scaring the Bejeezus out of my family, you insensitive jerks.
We had dozens of ammo caches on each and every FOB. That strike did nothing to deter or prevent us from doing our jobs. Patrols continued as normal, once the fire stopped (which took many hours), we simply had EOD check it out, we cleaned up and simply moved on. No injures, no deaths. No one was really in any danger – it was just a fluke that one small ammo building was blown up by the Iraqi insurgents. True, they still had reports coming in on casualties and injuries. Same reports every time: ‘No deaths, no injuries.’ True, we didn’t know for sure when we’d have more ammo on hand for that particular cache, but we really didn’t need additional ammo – we had plenty.
Do any of you see the point I’m trying to make here?
The hard truth is, we’ve come to a point where white people are the “bad guys” and minorities are “entitled” to something. A lot of minorities think that they are owed something because they go through hard times. A fact that the news media has picked up on and is manipulating for their own agendas, regardless of who gets harmed in the process.
I hate to break it to you, but the hard times are on Whites just as bad as minorities. There’s no question that Black people have suffered due to racism in our history but so many of them right now are so prejudiced in their beliefs, they cut off their White American brothers and sisters, then turn around and blame them for what’s wrong in their life.
You gripe and complain about the police, claim every single case of a Black person dying because of a cop due to “racism,” but you don’t show a single shred of proof racism is any cause of it. Are there racist White cops? Absolutely. There are also racist Black cops.
There are also cops on the freakin’ edge and strugging with insane amounts of stress that can cause PTSD, and not getting checked out for it. Cops are getting assassinated and assaulted. They have video footage of them edited to make them look like bad guys and are fired for it airing on YouTube.
And you act like they won’t get angry? The issue is, part of the Black community in America thinks they can get violent, tear up towns, shops, cars, assault people, even kill some, then point at a White cop and say, “it’s all his fault and I won’t take it anymore” and think they’ll be feared and get their way.
What happens when a child throws a fit to try and get their way?
This isn’t about Black or White; it’s about a mob mentality and people wanting it to be a race issue. Because, if it IS a race issue, then Blacks are innocent victims and they have to be compensated and they can blame someone else for their issues. I think the brutal truth here, is that nobody cares about skin color half as much as most angry Black Americans WANT them too. The news media just knows it’s an easy way to rile them up and get ratings.
I’m not blind to the fact that police brutality and racism are issues in America, but they are nowhere as big of a problem as some people would like them to be; the problem is these racist mobs are only making Blacks look dangerous, violent and untrustworthy. These mobs and riots are supporting KKK nonsense propraganda by living up to it.
If the Black community decides to punish entire White community of America for their problems, commit violence, terror and looting on White communities, what do you think is going to happen?’
Increasingly more White people are going to want nothing to do withBlack people, because they have a mother or brother or child that was hurt or threatened in a riot over an issue brought up by the news, an issue their family didn’t have anything to do with but had to pay a horrible price for with their security and safety threatened or even violated.
This is only going to cause racism to increase. Whites are going to look at Blacks and think, “I can’t trust them. Evil, vicious, violent, racist…they hate me. They hate me because of my skin. I can’t and won’t trust them. I hope they stay away from me.”
We’re talking about struggling Black fathers and mothers wanting to walk in and get a job, honest, good-natured people who are going to get turned away because the White business owner had a shop blown up due to a riot and lost a lot of good employees and have friends and family hurt by them.
These riots build resentment, hatred, rage. In the end, it segregates people, but this time, Blacks aren’t the ones being segregated; they’re the ones doing the segregating.
Times are hard, but you don’t go destroying other people’s things or throwing fits and blaming another race for it. You work hard, you tough it out through hard times and then you get the reward you deserve in the end. You don’t whine and complain, throw fits, walk around with a chip on your shoulder and act like the world owes you a favor and if you don’t get it become violent!
I had a hard childhood too. I grew up poor. My father struggled for work and he was a white guy. He lost job after job due to his bad knee or his lack of job skills. I struggle for a job now. I’m a vet, served three tours in Iraq and I barely managed to get a part-time job as a phone operator for minimum wage. I know that whining and complaining doesn’t improve things, so I just decided to do my job, be grateful for what I have and take the money I can while I sit and wait and hope for something better to happen to me. I do all I can to contribute to the company that hired me, on and off the clock, believing that it will reap its own rewards.
We don’t just get things and not contribute to America. We’ve always been a Land of Opportunity … to those that contribute. Give to America and get something back. Not just take and take and take for your own convenience because you’ve no pride or dignity and just want to sit on your ass and let someone else take care of you.
What kind of people just want to take things and not earn them or contribute and give back to the country that gave them so much?
I’m Sean and that’s what I think… (rant to be continued).