I hope you will forgive me but I am going against my better judgment today and sound like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits and blah-blah bloggers who can be more boring than a tree stump.
Over the past week many have been exposed to a number of observances, remembrances, and dedications acknowledging the birth, life, works, accomplishments and subsequent assassination of the iconic Civil Rights activist, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Along about last May I had begun to wish the year was already over. This was around the time when most of the media had given Hillary the keys to the kingdom, calling her a sure thing for the White House. Meanwhile, the entrenched Republican elites were making fun of the newcomer, Donald Trump, who was anything but a politician. The professional politicians of the GOP said Trump didn’t “have a snowballs chance in a prairie fire of becoming the nominee of ‘our party’.” So much for their thinking.
If you’ve spent any time in front of the television, on the internet, or virtually anywhere in public over the past week it has been extremely difficult to not be exposed, take part in, or overhear reports and opinions about an incident that transpired in Chicago, IL. In this situation there were three African American eighteen year-olds, two male and one female, as well as a twenty-four year-old African American female who tortured and tormented a mentally challenged Caucasian man, also eighteen.
Bear with me for a brief quarter hour as we turn our heads backwards to last week’s news instead of forward to next week’s. If you were alive and cognizant of the outside world, then you know the basic stories I’m presenting to you already; however, I’d like us to consider them again and from several angles.