In contrast to my normal work, this article will be a bit more from the heart, and less analytical..
However, therein lies the first obstacle to a strong patriotic movement. One of the leading reasons Black Lives Matter had any success, is they manage to put differences aside to achieve a common goal. If we, as Patriot can not do the same, we cannot hope to achieve our goals. We let different views stand in the way of unity by belittling others for their differences. Intolerance of those on our side will be the death of any kind of cohesion. Any lasting victory has always been achieved by those who come from many different walks of life finding a solution.
Black Lives Matter has lost any kind of credibility due to an exceeding amount of representation being malicious or hypocritical. The bad apples have run amok, with no one standing up and saying “This does not represent us.”
We Can No Longer Harbor the Faketriots
We all know the kind of people I’m talking about. The racists, the extremists, the drama queens, the bigots, and the people who use this cause only to settle personal scores or agendas. These are not the principles that have guided our nation, but the ones that have been slowly eating away at it. History has taught me that allies need not always share the exact same beliefs, but they compromise to further their strength and ability. This is not about obtaining glory or attention for ourselves but to build a stronger nation that cares for the people who truly make it great. The type of people who are not limited to white, Christian, conservative, or any one genre of humanity. We cannot continue to allow those that deface what America stands for be the voice of our cause.
How can we critique the injustices of government if we act in similarly criminal ways. How can we support those that have served this country, when we can’t see past the merit of their religion or politics? How can we be taken seriously if we make heroes from the same characters we’ve scorned when the color of their skin was different?
I can agree with this on a face value. But I think there is something a bit deeper here. And I would like to try and see if we can talk about it and maybe come to maybe even just an understanding if not a solution. So, I want to start by asking you to clarify. Which religions are overlooked on merit? What injustices are we talking about being committed that we overlook which in turn invalidate our criticism of the government? You state early “We all know the kind of people I’m talking about. The racists, the extremists, the drama queens, the bigots, and the people who use this cause only to settle personal scores or agendas.” Well, I think I know, But I think I may know some that you may overlook. But if you want to call it out, lets do it and call it out rather than dance around subjects. That’s kinda the crap my ex wife would do. She wound dance around something in an argument, accusing but not directly. Then when I would try and address it and either stick up for myself, or explain maybe where we just were not seeing eye to eye, she would then get mad and say things like “I never said that, that’s not what I said” well, yeah because conveniently for you, you didn’t really say anything. She only hinted at accusations through generalities. And that’s a game where no one will win. So I would like you to just say who and what you are talking about and maybe I am even wrong in my assumptions about what you are implying.
At the time of me writing this article 2016) it was in reference to the many people we had exposed. People that used the term patriot to hide their hatred. They should be covered in both the Hall of Shame and my articles.
My own experiences with those I personally wrote about in other articles were what drove me to write this article.
Also people i met and talked to during my time with IWI.
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