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Frosty WooldridgeMore About: Politics: General Activism
Can Our Country Be Put Back Together?
When you look across the American landscape weekly, you can't help but wonder if we can ever stitch this country back together again. This past weekend, National Public Radio hyped multiple racism counts against White people in America. It's ironic because 90 percent of NPR's audience happens to be White. That makes for a lot of "guilt."
On Sunday, Joe Biden wobbled across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the Selma Freedom March in 1965. I remember it well because I attended high school in Albany, Georgia at the time. It's ironic that the bridge still exists because citizens named it after a Confederate General, U.S. Senator and state leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
Additionally, on the tail end of one of my coast-to-coast bicycle rides along the southern tier, I followed the march route. I camped where they camped. I crossed the bridge on my bicycle. I "felt" the energy of the Civil Rights Movements.
For certain, we've come a long way since those dark days in the 1960's.
At the same time, is there any rest from the reported racial violence we see on social media, national news, angry TV hosts like Joy Reid or Whoopi Goldberg or Don Lemon on CNN and MSNBC? You can feel their black anger against whites oozing out of every sentence they speak. It's also ironic because Whoopi is worth $70 million from her movies that white audiences attended for decades. It's sad to see her on "The View" at age 68, obese, walking with a cane…and simply living an angry life. But the same goes for Lemon, Reid, Sharpton, Jackson, Ilhan Omar, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson and many others who have benefited dramatically by enjoying their American birthright.
If you look at the headlines weekly, a racial crisis emerges with very newscast in large cities, like Chicago. Mayor Lori Lightfoot suffered defeat last week, but blamed it on being black and a woman. One of the funniest videos I saw on social media was Lori Lightfoot being reduced to a cashier at a McDonald's drive-thru while she handed a burger, fries and Coke to Donald Trump. If you can access it, you're in for one heck of a funny laugh!
Out in California, never a slave state, Governor Newsome expects to give every black person up to $5 million just for being black…because of slavery…which, of course, no black person in 158 years has ever faced slavery in America. Does that mean taxpayers must pay all the Hispanics, Chinese and South Americans who live in California, too? Question: what happens when whites run out of tax money to pay for all of these financial windfalls?
What am I getting at? Answer: it seems that critical thinking and rational thought have gone the way of the Dodo Bird here in America.
It's all racist this, racist that, quotas, Critical Race Theory, inclusion, diversity, equity…and everyone who is other than white…crying a Mississippi River of tears. When in fact, most African-Americans love America and would not move back to Africa for any amount of money. So why are the "black media terrorists" being listened to or promoted on CNN and MSNBC? What's the point to create so much anger?
At the same time, we're dealing with a president who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease, who at 82 in 2024, expects to run for another four years in the White House. Worse, there are high level people who support such an idiotic idea. The man doesn't know what day of the week it is, let alone the year or even his best friend's name.
One reader said, "Frosty, of any president in my lifetime of 72 years, Biden is by far the emptiest suit I have ever seen. He is just a mouthpiece, a puppet. The democratic party is the president of the USA.
"The bigger issue is they have no one, I mean no one to run in 2024. Harris and three old white guys all over 75 that no one likes. My fear is they know this and will pull something to stop the next election or set things up so that only one party will ever win again. Civil war will make Putin and Xi jump for joy and a third party will never change the direction of this nation. We are too divided.
"This is all about communist influence from China and Russia to destroy the USA. They are doing a good job. This will not end well."
Here's a headline on Sunday: Minnesota legislator: 'I'm sick of White Christians' adopting Native American babies, continuing 'genocide'. How do you fight that kind of "racism?"
Wife of Prince Harry, African-American Megan Markle, called the entire Royal Family in Great Britain a bunch of racists.
Black comedian Chris Rock said, "I joked that I understood Markle's "dilemma" as a "Black girl trying to be accepted by her White in-laws."
Rock quipped that it was not "as hard as a White girl trying to be accepted by her Black in-laws."
"Meghan Markle, I know the dilemma," Rock continued. "I'm like, 'If you Black and you wanted to be accepted by your White in-laws, then you need to marry a Kardashian because they accept everybody."
Personally, how does Prince Harry live with one of the biggest "Drama Queens" in modern history? That woman would drive a normal American black or white guy to a life of drunkenness, drugs and sitting at the bar telling his woes to anyone who might listen.
Then, you have this racially charged headline: "Texas Tech suspends men's basketball coach Mark Adams for "racially insensitive comments toward a player. He referenced the Bible about workers, teachers and parents."
We've got Black Lives Matter trying to burn the country down, while, at the same time, Antifa anarchists want to rip up our Constitution. They would do it if given a chance.
My question repeats itself: are we going to ever stitch this country back together? Are we ever going to enjoy racial peace? Are we going to fix our schools? Are we going to protect and defend our borders? Are we going to repair America's emotional and spiritual balance? Or, is this nation going straight to hell? Or are we going to re-elect a frail, inept, incompetent, dementia-vacant minded old man back into the White House to continue our journey into the history books like the Roman Empire? What's your guess?
-- Frosty Wooldridge
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