Thank you for a well written and much needed post. I feel a slight bit more reassured when I know others have the idea of standing up and not letting the more vulnerable among us be harmed without a fight. We must not forget what is normal, what is right, what is expected. When all that is proper is trashed by the few, it is for the majority to stand up as a group and say it won’t be accepted. tRump got away with all he did due to the short memories of some, the long racism of others, and the disregard of his life and actions by those who wanted him to favor their single issue. He played them all while never hiding what he was. It was right there for everyone to see, but so many simply did not care. I also am not discounting the fake news stories and the false equivalencies of the media which equated a trumped up email scandal with true scandals of tRump. By pretending that both sides had equal deficiencies the media kept their income coming in while they lead the public to a totally erroneous conclusion. Lastly I want to address those who voted against their own interest, the things that mattered most to them because they were angry at the DNC for perceived bias in the primary. First the fact is that Hillary got over 11 million more votes than Bernie did. Second Bernie wanted the resources and attention of a party he refused to join. He was not a democrat, not before, not during , and not after. He should have run on the party he was, an independent. SO those who either refused to vote or threw their vote away for a candidate who couldn’t win simply voted for trump. That was the effect of their actions. Now of the two which one would better fit their interests. It sure is not tRump, who is busy dismantling everything Bernie was in favor of. Hugs
November 22, 1963 – John F. Kennedy is assassinated.
February 21, 1965 – Malcolm X is assassinated.
April 4, 1968 – Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated.
June 5, 1968 – Robert Kennedy is assassinated.
In the span of five years the citizens of the United States lived through four very traumatic assassinations. I was two years old when JFK was assassinated and seven when his brother Robert was killed by Sirhan Sirhan.
I remember nothing about this period of time but I imagine for my parents and other adults it was a period of great concern for this country. How couldn’t it be? A President, two African-American leaders and the second coming of Camelot all killed in five years.
On this day that we honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. I thought about all the fear of the unknown that must have taken place during…
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