I just wrote about this guy yesterday, on his birthday, and now he is in the headlines today.
It appears the Governor of Tennessee, Bill Lee, signed a proclamation declaring Saturday “Nathan Bedford Forrest Day.” This to honor a guy who was a Confederate Army general. And. He was also a slave trader. And. He was the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
Now. For me —in my little opinion — this stinks to the high heavens. Personally, I don’t think a guy like Bedford — someone who made a habit of hanging black people from trees — should be give an honorary day.
While we are on such things as moral high grounds. I must say this. There are an awful lot of White “Christian” men in power right now, who are wielding that power to differentiate, and then discriminate, every other class of people in the United States.
This is wrong. It is beyond sickening.
Our President is the worst of these.
And. They seem to be gaining steam.
I don’t really know what to do about it. Because it seems that people who have a lot more muscle and power in the ways of law and governance, are doing little to nothing to correct this.
Make America Great Again actually reads more like Make America White Again.
I only have my voice and my words, and one vote.
Today, I use my teeny little voice, in my very small corner of the world.
And I say this is fundamentally wrong.
On the most rudimentary level — survival — we humans should be better than all of this. We have moved out of those dark ages, and into ways where we have gathered greater awareness. Mostly through science. We have built an understanding of what is necessary for us to continue our mere existence.
- We have to quit harming the planet.
- We have to quit harming one another.
On the cerebral and spiritual end of things, we should simply know better.
We are all connected here, whether we like it or not.
In that, I guess I will try to lead my path in the best way possible toward this end. I can’t change anyone else but myself.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.