The Story of the Star Bangled Banner
by Richard Wilbur
1) Why do people address
politicians by telling them that they must stop people from killing each other
in the black community?
Has anyone ever asked and understood the implication of this
question - Who kills the most blacks, by a huge margin, in the black community?
If you don't know the answer to the previous question then RESEARCH IT. The issue
is very complicated but the simplistic answer is why haven't the people involved
been taught the morals and principles that are acceptable to live by, i.e. life
is valuable, tolerance, force is rarely a solver of problems, and victimhood is
mostly a product of a lack of personal responsibility.
2) I am offended by "Black History Month" as it is just another
divisive way of separating us all which creates friction and hatred. But then
again where is the "Asian History Month", the "Latin American Month", the
American Month", the "LGBT Month", the "Me Too Month", etc. etc.? There are
twelve months in the year and in America they are the Human Race Months as in we
are all one and we should concentrate on being human and all that that entails
in being Proud Americans. We in the USA have become a Nation of 'tribes' and
'tribal identity' is destroying the very fabric that the USA was founded upon.
We are and should always remains a 'melting pot' of people and never a people of
a multitude of different identities and agendas.
3) As of the date of this writing (March 19, 2020) there has been
just over 100 deaths from the Coronavirus in the USA. There has been National,
State, and local quarantines and warnings and endless media coverage on how to
stop the virus and what is being required of people and businesses, including
closing many businesses and preventing hospitals to do any 'unnecessary'
surgery. I understand the concern but believe it is an over reaction. However,
what did this country do about the 'normal' seasonal virus that has killed over
20,000 people in the USA, which is also present during the Coronavirus outbreak.
4) Yes there should be
a sidewalk built on the street where the recent tragedy (5/23/2020 -
occurred of three teens killed while walking. I have another concern also - why
the hell were three teenagers of 13, 14, and 15 years of age outside walking in
the first damn place at 1:00AM!!?
5) Equality IS NOT hiring someone because they are the
first, or because of their skin color, race, gender or lack thereof, nor their
religion or lack thereof - the aforementioned acts are actually the definition
of racism and inequality. Hiring should be based on qualifications and character
ONLY and that is real EQUALITY. When you hire/pick/choose someone to do
something based solely on their skin color/religion/who they know/who you think
you owe, then you are sliding down the backside of a big mountain toward
disaster, corruption, inefficiency and total oblivion. Just look at our
politicians as their 'identity/tribal politics' are the arrows to the heart of
equality, equity and fairness.
6) The consideration or even addressing a potential Judge
appointee's political leanings is tantamount to saying our judicial system is
not fair or even just. The argument that a judge is a liberal or conservative is
the deadly slope that we have been rolling down. Judges are not suppose to be
liberal or conservative but they are suppose to be “objective and make decisions
based on the Constitution and law” and without any predilection or influence of
7) BLM being nominated for the Noble Peace Prize is like
the KKK being nominated for the Nobel Tolerance Prize.
8) Just remember, It's not a lie if you have been
conditioned to believe it.
So... be more open-minded, tactful and tolerant of others and start thinking for
yourself. Question the data that enters your brain.
9) Why is 13% of the population in control of the 87%?
Also that 13% can be tagged as the motivator and encourager of the inevitable
coming civil war within the US, all because many have bought into their false
narrative. At its core is corruption and greed for the money that is freely
donated to it and very little is used for their so-called cause.
10) Joseph Biden = Neville Chamberlain
11) The Nazis started controlling its citizens by public
burnings of books they didn’t like and that was the beginning of outlawing what
you were to read and think. Now the “Cancel Culture” is outlawing many books and
many will never be published again. The Nazis and the ‘left’ bear a remarkable
resemblance as both of their ideologies promote thinking all you want but
‘we’ll’ only tolerate what we allow you to think and read and say and do.
12) Black History Month should be renamed or stopped as it
offends me and is not inclusive. Why? Where is LGBT American month, Asian
American month, Hispanic American month, Native American month, Middle Eastern
American month, Muslim American month, Christian American month, or for that
matter where’s the white American month, I think you get the idea and the
absurdity of the tribal identity crap is just a divisive tool.
13) Every mass shooting creates the “ban assault weapons
and large capacity magazines” mantra. My question is - isn’t murder already
“banned”? Think about that - really think about it and if you have any common
sense and rationale you’ll understand that firearms and magazines aren’t the
14) Argument against reparations.
15) If you wish to reduce violence you must convince young
people that tomorrow matters. Basically instilling society morals and principles
in their psyche.
16) In our cancel culture it appears no one or no object
will survive. Should we cancel out MLK Jr. because of his constant adultery as
we seem to want to cancel everyone else for their past and to hell with what
they did good. As no human is perfect, or even close to perfection, we should be
able to accept that fact and yet not overlook but be able to be grateful for
their good actions/behavior and honor that.
17) Can you live with being Unforgiven?