- On February 25, 2018
I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge Black History Month, a time when we highlight the innumerable contributions of African-Americans to the USA over many centuries. I am proud of the African-American influence on our country, and I have done what I could to make my community a better place. But this February, I feel that Black History Month has been overshadowed by the number of scandals that have been inflicted on us by the current government administration.
I am beyond disgusted with the state of our union under the incompetent, repugnant leadership of 45. We continue to stumble from one domestic and international fiasco to another, with no logical course of action. Instead, we are barraged with hate-filled rhetoric and attacks either on television or social media. It sickens me when unarmed Black men are murdered by law enforcement officers and their deaths justified by right-wing extremists. It makes absolutely no sense for military members to die during poorly planned operations on foreign soil, and the president tells a grieving widow that her deceased husband knew what he signed up for. It disgusts me when the surviving children of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assault-rifle massacre in Parkland, FL, are attacked by conspiracy-fueled adults. All this and more is just wrong.
There are many hairline fractures in our American mirror that threaten to change our country forever, and not for the better. In my opinion, everyone should look in the mirror, and determine what we can personally do to save ourselves before the mirror shatters.