These days the normal event on CNN or other newscasts is to offer the ideas of people who allegedly represent views of people ranging from frustrated, angry whites, to blacks demanding Black Lives Matter.
COPS ARE OK
Usually, this speaker was once a cop or is a recognized “expert”on cops. He (I have yet to hear, she)begins with assurances that he cares about blacks and Hispanics. At some point in the presentation he will emphasize: “Yes, we do see the policeman pointing and shooting his revolver. Yes, we do see the black man slumped on the seat apparently dead. BUT, we do not have the entire series of events. We don’t see the entire situation because certain angles are not shown. If we had those scenes, it would make clear the policeman was only trying to save his life. NO cop wants to kill innocent black people, but being a cop is a dangerous occupation,and sometimes one must fire before the criminal fires in order to save a life–that of the policeman.”
This “expert” always emphasizes in concluding his concern for all black folks,and makes clear it is the police who prevent black criminals from killing black people.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
A spokes person for Black Lives Matter insists any dialogue concerning the murder of black people by white copes must focus on these murders, and any reference to how the majority of black Americans die as a result of violence must be halted. The belief is that any discussion as to how most African Americans die violently must only deal with white cops or evil white businessmen. If someone uses the expression, ALL LIVES MATTER it is refuted as an attempt to lessen the murder of blacks by white cops. Of course, in numerous cases of such killings,the cop in question was a black cop.
WE HAVE A PROBLEM
The latest person to enter this debate is the calm, usually, black commentator who believes it is time for ALL Americans to confront THE problem of racism in America. Repeatedly, the listener hears that America has a PROBLEM. The answers are:
All Americans must come together.
All Americans must engage in a dialogue.
The nation is DIVIDED.
Cops must become more community centered.
Somehow, in some way, if we Americans will begin to discuss the issue of racism, we could see some light at the end of the tunnel.
Without law there can be no Order.
I would like to see presented some concrete new laws that address these issues.
Of course, what I would really welcome is One NEW idea!