Friday, September 23, 2016

Chaos in Charlotte

My son and his family live in Charlotte. I have visited it many times. It is a beautiful city with an exciting downtown and beautiful tree covered hillsides for neighborhoods. Because of a confrontation between an armed black man and a black police officer the blacks took to the streets in what was supposedly a peaceful demonstration. It was anything but. As is usually the case when these occur the heavily protected police form a line while at the same time individuals are destroying cars parked on the street and breaking into and looting stores. They are easily identifiable but no matter, in the interest of being nice they are allowed to carry on. My son was told to stay home yesterday together with 35,000 other workers. What is the cost of that? How many people enjoyed eating out, going to a movie or show or sporting event? How many booked rooms were canceled? Who pays for all of this? Oh by the way I just heard from President Obama “Police try to improve community relations but sometimes get it backward”, another slap at law enforcement. This is his standard response. Hillary said the same thing. A report today stated that an aide for Trump was forced to resign because she laid the blame for the deteriorating relationship between black and white on Obama. I too blame it squarely on him. Every time he opens his mouth he takes the side of “black lives matter” types. I truly believe he hates white Americans. When he first took his apology tour it was white America he was apologizing for. I am totally convinced that there is a network all across America of blacks who are ready and anxious to destroy. All they need is an excuse and away they go. All of the progress from the 60’s has been wiped out. I heard a black man on the radio today talking about white devils. This all started in Watts years ago when the video of Rodney King was made available and the police were not charged. They destroyed the better part of Watts. I remember a white truck driver taken out and murdered with a cement block crushing his head. The police did nothing to protect property or lives. Ferguson was the same and everywhere else. When the Charlotte police finally started arresting people, they discovered that 70 % were from somewhere other than Charlotte. Ask yourself if this is accidental or is it orchestrated. If so who is doing it and how are funds distributed? Charlotte is the last place I would expect trouble like this. At some point they will no longer be allowed to destroy the quality of life as has become the new normal. No city can say it won’t happen here. It must stop or there will be a race war as there were in the past. If it does decades of progress will be lost. What a tragedy that would be for America. Jack B. Walters September 23, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

And So it Continues

Yesterday was the 15th year of remembering the tragic events that occurred on 9/11/2001. There were many reports of Americans meeting to remember and give honor and respect to those 3,000 victims perpetrated by 19 Muslim terrorists, 16 were from Saudi Arabia. Many of the dead were valiant firemen and police who entered the buildings while others were escaping. Black football players in the NFL chose that day to demonstrate their total lack of respect either for these victims or for this great country. Their actions have been condoned by NFL coaches and owners. Obama, never missing an opportunity came out in support of these ungrateful millionaires. He has endorsed the “black lives matter” organizers by inviting them to the White House a few days after five police officers were gunned down in Dallas. I am sure there are very few Americans who do not understand that the institution of slavery in this country was wrong. How many of them realize the hundreds of thousands of soldiers from the North who gave their lives to end this heinous practice. With the continuing support of the Democratic Party the blacks no longer slaves were subjected to hateful acts by the Klu Klux Klan and Jim Crow for over 100 years. This finally was halted first by President Truman who ended segregation in the military followed by President Kennedy and President Johnson ending segregation and opening up the opportunity for blacks to vote. That was over fifty years ago. These three presidents were Democrats. They deserve credit for understanding the rightness of the cause. They did it in spite of overwhelming defiance from mostly Southern Democrats. From my standpoint there has been great progress since then. Will it ever be 100%. I doubt it. Prejudice against one segment of the population has been ongoing for centuries. It takes constant vigilance and determination to keep positive progress. I added the above paragraph to try to make the point that I can understand frustration but regardless, this type of behavior, refusing to stand during the playing of our national anthem, only stiffens resolve to think of other races as different rather than the same. I, for one, am offended every time actions like this occur. The facts clearly state that the preponderance of blacks being killed are being killed by other blacks not the police. If police continue to be thought of as the enemy they cannot possibly resolve crime committed in predominately black districts. The arson and pillaging following a police shooting does nothing to create sympathy for blacks. One last point, I have tried to make for some time is that until we all consider that we are Americans, not African Americans, Mexican Americans, etc., we will never resolve this conflict. Jack B. Walters One of those deplorable people you have heard about September 12, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Letter to the editor

Message for Colin Kaepernick and his supporters I read today how pleased you are that those who agree with you are rushing out to purchase your jersey. You live in a country, as a black man, who earns $16 million/year throwing a football. You refuse to honor that country out of your and their distorted “black lives matter” beliefs. I understand one other teammate followed your example and that others are starting to copycat. Here is where it will end. Those Americans, who love this country unconditionally, like me, will no longer purchase tickets nor watch on TV any team with a player who shows disrespect to America. I am confident millions feel the same. They may not put their name to a letter to the editor but they will no longer support any athletic team that has players such as you on their team. Jack B. Walters September 8, 2016