Just yesterday I was watching a movie, Boycott. It’s about the Montgomery Bus Boycott and how the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr became the leader of the civil rights movement. It’s storytelling was perfect, and for me very powerful to truly (virtual) meet the men and women who shaped the landscape of this nation as powerful.
Then this morning I learned a new word on the landscape of the internet and its one that’s really hard to object to. The word #RepubliKLANS and it’s being used to refer to those “really fine people”, on one of the two sides, you know, the ones who carried tiki torches and now have shown up armed.
I’m so, just… stunned. What happened to the war on terror? Doesn’t domestic terrorism count? Any guesses what happens to the school bullies when they grow up?
How long before we sink into the cesspool that we’re being led to? All it takes is 45 declaring Marshall law and deputizing those “very fine people” and then start designating groups that are enemies of the state. It leads to a vision of Joseph McCarthy meets Adolf Hitler.
How long before this country is so damaged and dysfunctional that the all the underlying divisions erupt and shatter our country completely? We’ve seen this in history and we know the outcome; it’s time to stand together as one nation and start thinking of country, responsibility, and our direction. Yes, our country’s founding principles were based on Judeo-Christian beliefs, but more importantly, our Constitution is based on the Magna Carta.
Our majority sees the problem, yet we’re not banding together (enough) to see this plague on our nation eradicated. Who will lead the charge? Clearly, we need one, and soon.