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What is all the protest about in Augusta about the George Zimmerman case – in Sanford, Fla.?

We are plagued with crime here, but there were no protests by white people when two black men reportedly beat a white couple on Riverwalk half to death. Talk about a civil rights violation – what about the civil rights of that white couple – who I believe was targeted, stalked and beaten half to death by young black men?

Of all the black people murdered this year in the CSRA, the majority of the killers were other blacks. Where is the protest about that? Our problem is not Sanford, Fla.

Our problem is the crime in the CSRA – our home. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Black folks need to clean their own act up and be an example to their youth who are lost to tragic shooting events that play out in our streets day in and day out. That’s what they should be in protest over.

Give the sheriff more budget money to do his job and fight crime and reduce the waste of young black life in our streets.

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specsta
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specsta 07/26/13 - 01:50 am
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Get Real

Ho-hum...

Yet another letter from an obvious Fox News addict, one who probably thinks that Bill O'Reilly actually has a whole brain, rather than half a brain.

Yeah, blacks folks need to do this and black folks need to do that. Black on black crime is a tragedy. But guess what? Whites kill whites, too! That's called "white on white crime"! And poor and rich white teens commit crimes too! Amazing, huh?

So maybe the white community needs to get its act together, too.

Violence is violence, no matter who it affects. America is a violent society - we embrace it, celebrate it, reward it and are entertained by it.

Violence is acceptable in America. A convicted murderer could move in next door to you and you'd never know it, but someone who urinated in public and got a "sex offender" label slapped on them would be announced, monitored and have their photo distributed online and in a database.

Violent behavior is not going away. Too many folks are profiting from it, including the prisons-for-profit. Violence is how this society solves its problems. Torture of prisoners, endless wars, harsh punishments, stockpiling guns and police brutality is the American style of living.

Get over this whole idea that "folks need to clean up their act". We are still illiterate ignorant children with minuscule minds in this great cosmos in our tiny part of the universe. We are just dumb and dumber. Folks will continue to kill, exploit, and harm other human beings because that flaw is rooted in this society.

The only solution to this violence is to love one another. And that ain't happening no time soon...

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ymnbde 07/26/13 - 06:19 am
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geez specsta- CNN and MSNBC have brains too!

wow, i thought they only had a heart yes, lots and lots of heart
yes, white people commit crime too
it's almost like a human thing, but...
you know when people have more money and you scream it's not fair
you know when people have more house and you scream it's not fair
you know when people have more car and you scream it's not fair
you know when people have more than their fair share and you scream it's not fair
why don't you know when people have more crime? why no screaming?

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Riverman1 07/26/13 - 07:21 am
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Ymnbde, I think it's that

Ymnbde, I think it's that half brain thing at work, but it could be an even lower neurological response. Say the truth about something liberals don't like and the knee jerk reaction is to attack the messenger.

soldout
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soldout 07/26/13 - 07:24 am
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maybe a word curse

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” The Bible says we are not to judge someone's heart but watch their actions and words and then you know their heart. King stated he wanted black people judged and sure enough it is happening everyday. We all have a sin nature and need God's and others grace and forgiveness not judgement. Words have power to create life or death. False judgements spoken over others return to us and control a lot of our lives. Many are poor because of envy of the rich and the words you speak about their hearts etc. Be careful what you say about whites and what you say about blacks. State their actions but don't state the condition of their hearts or you will reap the product of your own words in many cases.

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deestafford 07/26/13 - 07:49 am
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Some people are always trying to distract from the major problem

by shifting attention to something else just as a majician does in his act. That's what specsta does...he tries to shift attention away from the root cause of the problems of the black culture by showing that there is violence committed by whites.

The white culture has shown some degradation since the Great Society implementation by LBJ and the democrats; however, it has not fallen nearly as far as has the black culture which seems on a course of self destruction while its "leaders" stick their heads in the sand.

I would like for specsta to tell us what country is better than than the USA and back it up with evidence.

RunningMan
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RunningMan 07/26/13 - 07:54 am
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Confused

"What is all the protest about in Augusta about the George Zimmerman case – in Sanford, Fla.?"

Given that the writer started off by asking that question indicates they really don't understand the issue in the first place. No other comment needed.

RunningMan
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RunningMan 07/26/13 - 08:13 am
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IF

When I look at the struggles of blacks compared to that of whites, I have to wonder what makes a person who had an easy life turn and do bad things vs. someone who had a hard life from birth. Given where many blacks had to come from and the fact that black families were torn apart during slavery, one can understand some of the issues blacks are having. However for most white families their issues when compared to blacks seems like a walk in the park, so logically they should have far less issues, but that is really not the case at all. If for a moment we could just stop looking at race, this world would be much better.

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RMSHEFF 07/26/13 - 08:42 am
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Bad Choices

Life is a series of choices and we usually end up where those choices lead us. Most of the time we can learn from and correct our bad choices but with some choices we will live with the results for life. It is the parents job to be wise enough to guide their children away from these bad choices. This is not happening in many families especially when there is only one parent that has not learned from their own bad choices. The blind leading the blind.

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karradur 07/26/13 - 08:52 am
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Actually...

...nine out of ten murders in America are committed by someone of the same race as the victim.

White or black.

http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/04/crime_myths.html

chascushman
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chascushman 07/26/13 - 09:32 am
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"Given where many blacks had

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"Given where many blacks had to come from and the fact that black families were torn apart during slavery, one can understand some of the issues blacks are having."
runningman, the slavery today that has torn black families apart is a product of the Great Society. The democrats, liberals and black leaders have made slaves out of millions. What happened 150 years ago has nothing to do with what is happening now.

chascushman
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chascushman 07/26/13 - 09:41 am
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"If for a moment we could

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"If for a moment we could just stop looking at race, this world would be much better."
runningman, I agree 100% but how can black people 'stop looking at race' when the democrats, liberal media and many of the black leaders make everything about race. Obama has done more to separate black and white people than any other person in history. Instead bring us together he has done everything to divide us.

deestafford
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deestafford 07/26/13 - 10:03 am
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Here's how to have the best chance of being successful in life

and it does not matter what race you are basically the same across the board.
In order do this: Graduate from high school. Get job. Get married. Have children. Stay married.

Doing any of these out of order lessen one's chance of success in life and is the fault of the individual and no one else.

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t3bledsoe 07/26/13 - 10:36 am
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Quote from LTE

"Black folks need to clean their own act up and be an example to their youth who are lost to tragic shooting events that play out in our streets day in and day out. That’s what they should be in protest over."

This LTE DOES NOTHING to improve the racial tension in this area !!

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 07/26/13 - 10:49 am
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Nobody really knows what's happening in the black community

as a whole.

I know so many members of that community whose lives look just like mine. They do the same things I do and like the same kinds of things I do, although there are some riveting difference in taste. But those things are just preferences, as far as I can tell. Their values seem very much like my own.

Are there more black Americans like the people I know and work with and have as friends, or are there more living the kind of degraded existence we associate with dependency, crime and violence? Are more black American children living with neglect and/or on welfare than are living in stable families whose circumstances are improving?

I don't know these things. And I don't know what on earth the black Americans who are doing it the right way could do about the losers who don't go to school, who don't take care of their own children, who don't live as productive citizens, who don't go to church and couldn't care less what anyone in authority--government or religious--says about anything. Those citizens are the victims of this sociopathic collection of bottom feeders far more than their white American brethren are. I guess they could vote smarter people into office, but who tells them the truth that they trust?

What are they supposed to do when narcissistic jerks like $harpton and Jack$on pop up in their community calling for "reparations", when local clergymen really don't have anything to offer but outrage?

And what are the rest of us supposed to do? There's nothing we can do beyond how we interact with others on a personal level--except vote. Clearly, it hasn't helped people to have carried them on the taxpayers' back financially for 60 years. And the wholesale devaluation of human life that we have embrace since even before 1973 probably has represented the nails in our national coffin. So what can be done to reverse those social, cultural attitudes?

At the very least, perhaps it's time to start making so demands on people about how they are raising their children. No support without toeing the line on the basics of decency and responsibility, both personal and civic.

I don't believe there's any way to rescue the current generations of thugs and sociopaths unless the Almighty touches their hearts one by one, at least not any I can imagine. Being a responsible head of a family with a low-paying, boring or demanding job and stupid jerks for bosses doesn't hold much appeal compared to being a bad-a_, feared and respected on the street, with easy money from robbing the weak and unwary, and with no responsibilities except to survive.

God waited for a whole generation to die off before He let the Israelites enter the Promised Land, because that generation, even knowing all that had been done for them, all they had going for them, still turned away from God and his way. Even if you believe that is just a mythical allegory and not history, it's still a lesson on there being a right way and a wrong way to live that is worth considering.

Somehow, I don't believe we will fare as well as they did.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 07/26/13 - 10:48 am
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the whole country is in

the whole country is in serious moral problems..and it starts with the stupid mindless govt programs that destroyed families...the high crime and murder rate in the black communities is a direct result of the GREAT SOCIETY programs of the 60's. nothing dood came of it...and now we see far more dependacy by whites on the federal govt..with the same devistating results..we all need to clean up our acts, help each other without govt involvement...they are the problem......

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David Parker 07/26/13 - 10:58 am
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I think what Spec was saying

I think what Spec was saying is : LET IT BURN

justthefacts
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justthefacts 07/26/13 - 11:39 am
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Spec

I think Spec is in denial. It's why it will never change. First step is acceptance that there is a problem.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 07/26/13 - 12:04 pm
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Nice bit of offensive name

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Nice bit of offensive name calling, Spec. So typical

deestafford
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deestafford 07/26/13 - 12:23 pm
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Let me stir the honey pot a little.

FL, excellent comments.

Now, how do we stop this vicious cycle of dependency of babies having babies with no man in the home? I say we do few things:

First, take children away from "parents" who can't raise them without support from the state and put them in orphanages. That's right bring back orphanages that are well run with quality schooling, quality living conditions, and a set up that teaches responsibility and discipline. The latter two are taught by the children working on the grounds of the facility by raising food-- vegetables and meat--as well as inside the facility working in the library, mess hall etc.

Second, cut off welfare for those who can work and won't. The city/county will find work and if they refuse to do the work whether it's cutting grass or cleaning some buildings, all support is cut off.

As to how to handle the men who make a woman pregnant multiple times or multiple women pregnant...I ain't quite got that one completely figured out yet. I got a solution but I don't know if it's feasible.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 07/26/13 - 12:41 pm
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dee

You are right. We must provide an incentive for people to avoid destructive behavior. The government at all levels has done the opposite by rewarding destructive behavior. I am the first one to help those that are truly needy or those that attempt to help themselves, however those that can contribute but don't must be forced to live with this decision. If a man will not work he shall not eat. Our president has been attempting to get as many people on welfare and food stamps as possible, even those that earn a good salary.

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reba530 07/26/13 - 01:36 pm
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AMEN TO WHOEVER WROTE THIS

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AMEN TO WHOEVER WROTE THIS PERFECT LETTER. BUT YOU DID FORGET TO MENTION THAT POOR WHITE BABY THAT GOT SHOT BY THEM NO GOOD FOR NOTHING THUG IDIOTS. WHERE WERE THOSE SO CALLED REVERANDS THEN. OH I FORGOT WRONG COLOR

specsta
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specsta 07/26/13 - 03:47 pm
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Orphanages?

deestafford wrote - "First, take children away from "parents" who can't raise them without support from the state and put them in orphanages."

So, we're to take poor children away from their loving parents and put them in orphanages so that the state can pay for them to be raised without parents? And this will ensure a crop of young citizens who love God and country?

Maybe you should do some research on "Lebensborn", an orphanage/adoption program in Nazi Germany to create a purified race, in which children were literally snatched from the arms of their parents. The children were indoctrinated to forget their parents, to love Nazi Germany and had any records of their heritage erased.

deestafford wrote - "Second, cut off welfare for those who can work and won't."

Agreed. Let's end welfare for these greed-filled CORPORATIONS who post billion-dollar profits, pay their workers a poverty wage, and receive millions in welfare from the US government. Let's cut off lazy CEO's and shareholders who don't lift a finger to work, and make their millions off the backs of workers who slave in their factories for a pittance.

deestafford wrote - "As to how to handle the men who make a woman pregnant multiple times or multiple women pregnant..."

Last time I checked, it took a MAN and a WOMAN to create a pregnancy - not just a man. Women are just as responsible. The only way to deal with unwanted pregnancies is education. Sex education must be intensive and extensive. There is no shortcut here.

Sexual concerns should be as easily discussed as the latest sports scores. Contraception should be freely available, with no stigma attached to it. But this society chooses to bury its head in matters concerning sex. Parents would rather their children see violence than learn about things of a sexual nature. Children sense that parents aren't comfortable in talking about this, so they get bad and inaccurate information from peers.

And so, here we are...

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Humble Angela 07/26/13 - 03:57 pm
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Don't you just love when a

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Don't you just love when a socialist considers it welfare to NOT take money from a corporation, all the while demeaning them for making profits. Wealth envy is an ugly thing.

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David Parker 07/26/13 - 04:13 pm
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Are we referring to the

Are we referring to the auto-makers or the banks? I get them mixed up. Oh wait. nvermind

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rmwhitley 07/26/13 - 06:48 pm
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It seems specsta

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was asleep during third grade math class on ratios. When an ethnicity, negroes, comprise less than 15% of the American population and comprise almost 70% of the jails and prisons in the communities and states they reside in, their propensity for crime is at a rate far HIGHER than that of caucasians, who account for more than 50% percent of the nations population. specsta, you and fedex227 must have gone to the same urban grammar school.

deestafford
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deestafford 07/26/13 - 08:17 pm
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Specsta, specsta

You are just not being rational if you compare the establishment and running of orphanages with Nazi Germany. I would think even someone with your low opinion of America would think more of the character and morals of the American people. By the way, the orphanages would not be run by the federal government but at the lowest level possible within the states. If the parents were so "loving" as you say the kids would not be getting in gangs, dropping out of school, and ending up in prison. Do some research and get your head out of the sand.

You well know when we talk about welfare we are talking about food stamps, WIC, and the other social programs. CEOs work hard and have a lot of responsibility for which they are paid. Shareholders are risking money on which they have already paid taxes. Have you ever thought about what the US would look like without corporations and companies? The last I checked no one was forcing any worker to work anywhere. If they don't like where they work they can move to another job or start their own business.

As far as sex education goes, pregnancy out of wed lock has increase in direct proportion to the amount of sex education. When we had no sex education in schools there was a much lower level of out of wedlock births...somewhere around 7%. Is the change in sex education been the major cause? Most likely not, but it just shows that it is ineffective. My point on what to do with the men revolves around what to do about men such as the one who recently was on TV bragging how he had 22 children by 14 different women.

Sexual training and education and discussions ain't gonna cut it. It has been tried and it has failed. There needs to be a stigma on having children out of wedlock rather than something that is to be readily accepted as normal and in some cases glorified as it now seems to be. Having a child when one is not married is not something to be proud of.

Something that has not been touched upon is the tremendous number of black babies who are aborted. In NYC alone approximately 60% of all pregnancies in the black community are aborted. You talk about a travesty, that is one.

So, the bottom line is stigmatize out of wed lock births. Put children whom the parents can't/won't take care of in quality orphanages. Cut off government assistance to those who can work and won't.

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Darby 07/26/13 - 08:35 pm
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"The only solution to this violence is to love

one another. And that ain't happening no time soon..."

.
As did Macbeth, you seem to have trouble seeing the forest for the trees.

Too bad.

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triscuit 07/26/13 - 09:33 pm
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Pul-leese! Don't let e hear

Pul-leese! Don't let e hear any more about the white man and slavery! There is no one alive on this earth who WAS a slave or who OWNED a slave. So give it up! If Americans were truly educated about how REAL life was back during "slave" times, they would know that MOST white Americans did NOT own slaves. It was NOT like "Gone With The Wind!" Only the VERY rich people owned slaves, not regular people. My family has been in this country for centuries and I can assure you they toiled on their farms without slaves. Was it the right thing? NO! But it was what it was at the time. Blacks today are no more African than me...if you we're born here you are AMERICAN...period. The only "slavery"which exists today is the enslavement of almost 2 generations to the welfare society.

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Fiat_Lux 07/27/13 - 10:41 am
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Well, that's not really accurate, Triscuit

There are plenty of slaves and slaveowners living on planet earth this very day. They just happen to live mostly in Africa, Asia and the Middle East rather than in the western hemispheres and Europe. And they tend to be enslaved because they either are pretty young sex objects or because they are Christians.

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