MY ESSAYS

UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS

Unfortunately, most of black America was happy when a white cop shot dead a black man in the back. The dead black man is now a martyr for the black cause.

A few weeks ago, a white cop shot a white man in the back while sitting on him. It didn’t make headlines, because white lives don’t matter. Most white people think he probably deserved it.

If white people don’t care what happens to other white people, in those situations, in that they think they bring on their own misfortune, why would black America think white people should care about their misfortune, just because they’re black?

They don’t care when it happens to a white person, to one of their own race, one of their own kind, because white people are more distant from each other than black people are to each other. White people are taught from early on to be independent, separate, stand on your own two feet, or fall. Either way you’re alone, unless you’re privileged, but even then there are limits to what the rich group will accept in bad behavior or risk being ostracized.

Blacks don’t ostracize their own. That’s a big difference between groups.

Unfortunately, black America is targeting the white middle and lower classes for grievances they have with the upper classes of all colors, hoping that attacking those who don’t have a say in policy, will force (through fear) those without said power to speak up in support of black America’s grievances. That is an unrealistic expectation. They don’t speak up for themselves – even when they’re fearful.

A black person wouldn’t do it for a white person as evidenced by several black men beating up a white man on a subway, while every black person on the train sat, watched and did nothing to assist. I’ve lived in Cleveland, Ohio for twenty years. I know that’s the drill.

Attacking people without power for the purpose of forcing them to rise up against their leaders – risking limbs and death to do it – is a military strategy used against foreign countries when the country using the strategy can’t get the leaders of the offending country to change their ways. They in essence use the people who don’t matter (the lower classes) as sacrificial lambs to achieve their goals.

The strategy never benefits the ones being forced against their will to fight for a foreign entity with the purpose of displacing their leaders.

It is inappropriate for black America to be using military strategies inside America, that either involve forcing powerless people to martyr themselves or involve forcing powerless people to act violently on behalf of, or in support of, a cause.

Black people keep telling white people to stop fearing them. That’s probably a good place to start with a strategy for change – something that doesn’t invoke images of people being burned alive and towns leveled, or even someone screaming in your face. Simply telling someone not to fear you won’t work. This fear didn’t develop overnight. If you want someone to fear you, they will. You know the gestures. Everybody knows them.

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