Whose Land? Whose Privilege?
By Ramblin’ Rose

Since late May, our nation has witnessed great destruction in the name of “justice.” But few seem to be able to articulate what really fuels the hatred…yes, hatred of our great country.

Granted, the First Amendment permits free expression and peaceful assembly. But the riots do not seem to fit within the stated parameters. Unless one professes that only black lives matter, what follows is only racism in reverse, filled with obscene epitaphs and frequently more violence.

Many white people have decided to bow before both BLM and Antifa, to apologize for their sins and the perceived sins of previous generations, to defund the police, to condone spikes in crime and utter anarchy. Those who refuse to utter those words and declare that “all lives matter” are mocked, called names and attacked verbally, physically, emotionally.

The “mob” maintains that there is “white privilege.” Many of us ask ‘what is white privilege?’ since we have not experienced it. Black athletes and Hollywood elites earn mega times more than middle class white people. Black students frequently attend better schools than white learners and often without having to pay for tuition or books. When a minority and a white person apply for the same job, the minority is the one with a paycheck. (Don’t forget the career politicians of any ilk.)

A couple of weeks ago, Mayor Ben Rozier of Bloomingdale, Georgia penned this definition of “privilege,” without even making it white privilege. Immediately, the council demanded his resignation. Read his words and determine for yourself if it is so inflammatory:

What is privilege? Privilege is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job. Privilege is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance. Privilege is having a Smartphone with a Data plan which you receive no bill for. Privilege is living in public subsidized housing where you don’t have a water bill, where rising property taxes and rents and energy costs have absolutely no effect on the amount of food you can put on your table. Privilege is the ability to go march against, and protest against anything that triggers you, without worry about calling out of work and the consequences that accompany such behavior. Privilege is having as many children as you want, regardless of your employment status, and be able to send them off to daycare or school you don’t pay for. Privilege is sending your kids to school early for the before school programs and breakfast, and then keeping them there for the after school program, all at no cost to you paid for by the people who DO HAVE TO DEAL WITH RISING TAXES AND COSTS! you know, us so called ‘PRIVILEGED’ the ones who pay while you TAKE TAKE TAKE!

As some attempt to destroy our historical memorials and statues, they do not seem to understand that we must learn from our story in order to avoid repeating it.

White privilege has morphed into “white supremacy.” That is the term used to reference President Trump’s July 4th (actually on July 3rd) celebration in the Black Hills. The Lakota tribe claims that the land belongs to them and not to the United Stated.

Let’s check with the impartial (tongue-in-cheek) historical source to authenticate the information. There we read “The Arikara arrived by AD 1500, followed by the Cheyenne, Crow, Kiowa and Pawnee. The Lakota (also known as Sioux) arrived from Minnesota in the 18th century and drove out the other tribes, who moved west.”

It appears that the Lakota-Sioux were not the original owners and, in fact, drove out other Native Americans who had forced out other tribes. One must also consider if the Arikara were residents there prior to 1500 AD or if they, too, were conquerors.

Wikipedia does not document their history other than to note that they were semi-nomadic people. If they did not displace any other humans, should they not be judged to the changes they caused to the environment? The killing of buffalo? The destruction of vegetation to cultivate their crops? Whose land did they occupy?

Yes, as we go back to determine who has more or longer-lasting rights, the arguments become illogical.

While we gather to celebrate the UNITED States of America, we see only division, angst, and hatred.

Many days I wish that those who hate this country and its history so much would just leave—as they often threaten but never seem to be able to fulfill their own promises.

Many still stand for the flag and OUR national anthem and kneel at the foot of the Cross. God, please heal our land and re-unite our citizens—the ones who love you and this nation.

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