I had brunch here with a friend Friday morning. She said she needed to air her thoughts…finally getting to the point; THEY MIGHT MOVE.
She is in her late Thirties, as is her husband, and they have 2 teens, a boy and a girl.
They manage apartment buildings, including the one in which they’ve lived for about 20 years. They do a lot of other things, too… ANYWAY:
Her son went to Idaho with his grandmother this week and somehow ended up in the Governor’s office after the Gov signed a PRO LIFE bill.! (Grandma has connections, apparently) So there’s the son shaking hands with the Gov….a proud moment, right? Except he put it on Instagram and has rec’d, so far, 2,800 negative, hateful comments like “Your mother should have aborted you” or “What kind of parents do you have who’d promote your kind of thinking?” WAY more hateful ones than those, too. Many were from students at his high school. His sister is fearful now because she goes there, too, and isn’t as articulate as her older brother is in sticking up for himself.
Every day, my friend tells me, they find a homeless white man on their property, and this is an upscale neighborhood. Her husband sends her a text every day with a picture of the latest homeless White guy sleeping next to the trash bins, adding ‘Is THIS White Privilege?” 🙂 As we were talking at my condo pool, she got a text and showed it to me.
She has had text and phone chats with long time friends who think she’s terrible now for not buying into the SYSTEMIC RACISM rant….it’s breaking her heart, frankly.
The whole thinking behind BLM is scaring my friend and her husband because they’re Christian Conservatives, DO believe in the nuclear family, and do love Black America and understand how BLM is NOT designed to help Black America but more to intimidate White America…which will help no one.
SO, they’re thinking of moving……….I asked “Couldn’t you DO something about all this HERE? Try to work toward ridding our country of all this?” (Her husband is quite an activist on various subjects), and they’re thinking about it, because they LOVE L.A., but…it’s not easy.
Welcome to the new American family……Teens fearful, friends hateful, neighborhood threatened, and you are told to SHUT UP, YOU ARE A HATEFUL RACIST.
These people couldn’t BE less racist.
WOW. This isn’t just California, so PLEASE don’t go there..it’s silly and untrue. This is AMERICA……let’s talk about it…How do good Americans get through these days of hate and provocation of guilt, etc.?