By now, the mass media has finally started mass coverage of the Chicago kidnapping of a white special needs male by four African Americans, three of whom are only 18 years of age and one being 24 years of age.
Thursday, I decided to make a video in response to simply get the word out. As I researched, it was made clear to me that even though the incident had occurred two days earlier, there was virtually no media or social media coverage of the event. So with that, I made a video of my thoughts of not only the incident, but what I think is the real issue behind what is going on within our country.
In the video, I asked, “Where are the riots?” and “Where are the viral videos demanding justice?” I said this not in a condoning manner of violence. I never have nor will I ever promote such behavior. It was said to simply point out the huge hypocrisy of the far left, and I simply raised the question…..would it be different if the narrative of the event was reversed? What would the response time had been if the man that was held captive and tortured was an African American held captive by four Caucasian Americans? That is something we may never know…
However, I believe that this is a major statement of something far more wrong with our society. I do not condone their actions, and I am thankful that FINALLY it has been deemed a hate crime, and those responsible will be persecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I am not saying their age should matter. Not even a little bit. I am simply saying that the reality is, that this goes well beyond white and black. It goes beyond Democrat or Republican. It is the culture our youth are being raised in.
You must wonder where they are getting these thoughts and ideas, and what makes them believe that violence is the way to handle any issue within our own country and culture. To put it simply, we as adults are failing with the very examples that we are setting daily. Are we to blame for what they chose to do? I don’t believe we are. Individual actions are simply that individual’s actions. However, hate for a specific race, religion, or sexual preference is not something that is genetic. It is something that is learned throughout a lifetime.
I am simply saying that, it is time for us, as adults, to do our part in stopping this behavior. To again set forth an understanding among our community that this type of behavior no matter what “color” is at fault, is inherently wrong. We cannot live in a society in which it is “white” against “black”.
We are Americans, and it is time we all started acting like it by pulling together and fighting this head on within the home front of our communities. God Bless America.
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