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Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in About Blackacre, Black Issues, Blackacre, Charlottesville, Domestic Terrorism, Donald Trump, Heather Heyer, Klu Klux Klan, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Neo Nazi's, politics, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Public Policy, Race, The Alt-Right, Think Tank | 2 comments

Aid and Comfort

 

We have not forgotten our promise to refrain from obsessing about President Trump. Today’s post is therefore vastly different from that which we originally intended. But we would be remiss not to comment on the President’s latest insanity.

We speak of the “Unite the White” Rally and the subsequent racial violence of Charlottesville, Virginia, the President’s initial response to the rally, his subsequent, yet disappointing condemnation of the white Nationalist who occasioned the tragedy and the President’s following melt-down and “there is blame on both sides” articulation.

He followed this performance by publicly chastising a business leader who resigned in protest from his Economic Advisory Council, taking sides on the Confederate statutes issue, engaging in multiple tweet storms and repeating a debunked lie about General Cushing using pig blood to deter Islamic terrorism. For this, the President has been roundly condemned across the political spectrum and rightfully so.

There are undoubtedly excesses on all sides of any heated dispute. This is especially true of any discussion regarding race in America.

Still, the President has an obligation to heal the Nation rather than further divide it. Instead of pouring salt into the open wound that is race, the President should have been the one voice of reason. Sadly, Trump has done nothing but made matters worse.

He did not have to interject himself into the Confederate statue issue but did. He could have attended the funeral of Heather Heyer, the Charlottesville victim or send an official representative but did not.

Moreover, “fine people” do not stand with domestic terrorist. “Fine people” do not march with avowed Nazi’s and their sympathizers. Lastly, “fine people” do not associate with those who demand the right to own an entire group of people and exterminate yet another.

To make a moral equivalence between those who fight against evil and those with a well-documented history of ethnic and racial terrorism, is akin to blaming the Underground Railroad for the Civil War. The military forces which freed the victims of Nazi Concentration camps were not equally responsible for the millions who perished during WWII. The police who burst down the door of a drug and/or house of prostitution are not as bad as the drug dealers and pimps who profit from them. Any who would argue otherwise surrendered their moral authority long ago.

America shed both blood and treasure opposing the Nazi’s of the 20th Century and the slavers of the 19th Century.  Not since Woodrow Wilson have we had a President who gives aid and comfort to domestic terrorists and the agents of hate.

2 Comments

  1. Mr. Hicks, I just learned from my Dallas(Texas) City Council Woman that she wants to bring down the Confederate statues in Dallas. “The issue should not be whether or not they are removed, but rather the process of how they are removed” she goes on to rant in her email to her constituents this week (Monday 8/21/2017).

    Obviously the Councilwoman has little (if any) knowledge of the Confederate cause (States Rights and Individual Rights, “Don’t Tread of Me!”) nor the sacrifice these people gave in laying down their lives for us (people of all color), for us to hopefully live a better life.

    The South was invaded. A president up in Washington invaded/killed his own people in the South in an attempt to bend them to his will. The American People have never tolerated this. The American people were not about to let some King in England do it (1770’s), nor a Military Dictator (Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna) do it from Mexico (in the Texian/Tejano cause for Texas independence from Mexico in 1836). “Virginian, by golly, will be governed by Virginians”.
    Confederate General Thomas J. Stonewall Jackson said the we must never forget these men who gave their lives for FREEDOM.
    We must never forget. “Out of sight, out of mind” is what my Dallas City Councilwoman stands for. Removing these statues will attempt to do just that. What’s next? Removing the statues and street sign names of the likes of: Lt. Col. William Barrett Travis, and Col. James Bowie, both slave owners and defenders of the ALAMO.
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    Dear District 13 Neighbors,

    My office has received a number of inquiries about the removal of Confederate statues in the City of Dallas, so I want to be clear on my position.

    I strongly support the removal of these statues. Symbols of white supremacy, neo-Nazis, the KKK or other hate groups are unacceptable and must be removed from public spaces that serve all of our citizens, including our public schools. The issue should not be whether or not they are removed, but rather the process of how they are removed, and I look forward to an open dialog on moving forward.

    The sooner we complete this process and remove these unacceptable symbols in public spaces, the stronger we will be as a City. If you have questions about this issue or thoughts on the process, please feel free to contact my office.
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    • As one who would still be a slave if not for the Civil War, I see things differently. I do however respect your perspective as to how the statutes should be removed.

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