Normally I don’t reblog…maybe, but with the recent events if the past two weeks, I find myself reblogging it again.

Ravings of a Mad Southerner

I wrote this piece eight months ago, well before the events of yesterday in Charlottesville, Virginia.  I did update the post and believe my words rang true eight months ago and ring true today.

Countless people are pointing a finger, no not that finger…ok, maybe that finger…. Starting over, countless people are pointing out the racism seemingly enabled by President Donald Trump. Over a thousand documented examples of hate crimes have occurred since his election. Some people seem to believe somehow, this one man is responsible for it all. I also heard a similar argument regarding our previous executive, President Obama. “We are more racist now than ever” resounded through my social media accounts. Remember the old quote, “When you point your finger at someone, three fingers are pointing back at you?” I’m sure you do.

I believe both arguments are misplaced. I don’t know when the concepts of racism…

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  1. Read your original post and I find the concept of Trump as an enabler an interesting one. Racism is not limited to the USA. It exists all over the world. The only thing is that in the US there seems to be occasions of more violent expression of it with mass killings. As I am not American I should not weigh in but that is just my point of view from north of the 49th parallel.

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