I hesitate to write posts like this because voicing ones opinion can so easily cause drama these days. But after much consideration I decided I just needed to get it out.
I think we all will agree that the world is a crazy place these days. Rioting, protests, the virus are just a few of the things getting people in an uproar. One that is making me absolutely crazy however is the extent people have gone to with black lives matter. Let me start by saying that I agree, black lives do matter but so do white, red, brown or any other color. It's time for everyone to agree that ALL lives matter. There is good and bad in any race/group/organization but we ALL matter. It's gotten to the point where it doesn't even seem like it's about black lives any more. If it were about black lives then why are businesses owned by black people being burned? Why are black people losing their lives? Why are black police officers being grouped in with all the others who are being ridiculed for the bad behavior of some?
It is time, that we all stand united and say enough is enough. Stop tearing down statues, stop defacing monuments, stop destroying property. Removing symbols from the past will not erase history. We can't change what has happened in the past but we can learn from it and not repeat those mistakes.
I was just readin the other day that the NFL will now play the black national anthem before the star spangled banner. Our country is supposed to be a melting pot of all different races uniting as one. So the star spangled banner honoring the land of the free and the home of the brave should get top billing.
I'll end here because at this point I may be just rambling but I'm so confused about how we have gotten to where we are today.