August 17, 2017
The United States has a pathological history of encouraging, replicating and rewarding unethical and illegal behavior, often highlighted in symbols and monuments. Our history is no different than those of ancient Europe or Greece, except our country is only 241 years old. Unspeakable things were done throughout history and there are monuments that remain as a reminder from coliseums to castles.
Negative truthful images of historical reference remain so that we can remember the unspeakable horror that many of our ancestors endured and as a reminder that many of our ancestors were responsible for exacting unspeakable horrors on others. We have to be held accountable to our history, including the negative truthful, painful elements.
ACLU Will No Longer Defend Hate Groups Protesting With Firearms – WSJ https://t.co/V2jQvY1HIG
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) August 18, 2017
- Think either because they haven’t experienced something (racism/sexism/discrimination) that it doesn’t exist (Selective Tolerance A).
- Or that their preferences are the only acceptable preferences (religion/politics/sexual orientation) and all others should be removed as options (Selective Tolerance B).
- Or those that pathologically lack in self-awareness, manipulate facts without shame, remorse and expect forgiveness despite lack of accountability.
Study suggests autistic people are at greater risk of being radicalized https://t.co/arEkhj6egP
— PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) August 17, 2017
If you read that tweet and immediately thought of the left OR the right, you’re part of the problem, not the solution. The failure to recognize that there are abusive people in every gender, political party, race, or adjective sub-category, is the problem. The extremes of both sides of the political spectrum have knowingly and willingly misappropriated & manipulated protests to force a preference-based agenda while not recognizing the rights of others all to justify breaking the law. Neither side is protected by the First Amendment once violence, destruction or other illegal activity enters the picture. Protesting is no longer an action, it’s an abusive reaction. Protests have unethically become the image of falsely creating change void of any substantive actions to go about creating positive change.
More labels. You can’t define “abusive.”
— Brian (@dualisticmonist) August 14, 2017
My favorite is when someone complains that we can’t determine what qualifies as abusive behavior. Wrong, that’s exactly what abusive people say when they want to continue their abusive behavior without shame, remorse guilt or accountability.
Author Haven Kimmel found a quote from Robert E. Lee telling the world that we should not keep the open sores of war and they should be obliterated. Who are we not to grant a dead man his wish?