HOW DO WE MOVE UP…and not MOVE OUT?

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.?

 

\Z

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26 Responses to HOW DO WE MOVE UP…and not MOVE OUT?

  1. You say it’s not just LA.
    True, it’s Seattle, Portland, and a number of large urban centers.
    It seems it’s not Idaho.
    Yet.

    “How do good Americans get through these days of hate and provocation of guilt, etc.?”
    Prayer, political activism, more prayer.

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  2. At the point their lives are threatened (physically and/or financially, the latter particularly through judicial activism) — and it may come to that as word of what they’ve said spreads — they need to flee.

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  3. Sparky says:

    It’s all scary and very sad. And, you’re right. It’s not just Los Angeles that’s turned into a 3rd World Country. It’s any of the major cities, especially those that have democrat “leadership”. Right now, we who love the LORD and our Country are outnumbered thanks to 75+ years of teaching Socialism in the Public Schools and “higher” educations. Personally, if I was your friends (or you) I would get out. Now. Anywhere away from Democrats influence. Do it now while the borders are still open. Seriously, they’re closing down borders Z. IN AMERICA! And it’s getting difficult to move around. I don’t see it getting any better. They’re using the virus as an excuse to “be safe”. [rolling my eyes]
    It’s possible we’re close to the Rapture and/or Civil War or something else I can’t predict. I keep having thoughts that unless we’re all heavily armed, stay alert to situations, have supplies on hand, and are ready to truly defend ourselves to the death, none of us will survive.
    And I remember how even the Apostle Paul knew when to cut out and leave. Best to live to fight another day sometimes.
    Please tell them good luck. Prayers all around.

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  4. Mustang says:

    I don’t understand why they love “Black America.” Isn’t it good enough anymore to simply love America without having to attach a color to it? What is it about LA that makes them want to subject themselves (and their children) to a constant stream of homeless people crapping on the sidewalk outside their home, or paying exorbitant taxes and getting nothing in return for it? I sure as hell won’t live in a place like that. Life is about having challenges; freedom is being able to decide what is best for yourself and your loved ones.

    Choose wisely, Grasshopper.

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  5. geeez2014 says:

    What did you all think about the poor teen being harassed by almost THREE THOUSAND nasty comments addressed to his hopes to stop abortion??

    Mustang, I love the Black Americans I know. “without having to attach a color to it?” It’s the point I was trying to make!!!! The problem with BLACK America…hard not to attach the color when it’s the whole point.
    I love Los Angeles…and always will.
    Glad you feel you make far better choices…….I have far too many considerations before I leave anywhere…great family, amazing friends, my church, Bible study of 18 years, ocean, mountains, ….ya, Life is about having challenges, and I’m facing them here.

    Ada, they love it here, too, so it’s hard. ANd they weren’t born and raised here, like I was.

    Ed, thanks……..

    Sparky…I never thought we were closer to Civil War than now…..after I saw yesterday an article about a Black Sheriff Chief saying that if he runs out of sheriffs, he’ll start enlisting citizens with their own weapons for his force, in Florida. The very thought of bringing in armed citizens can ONLY mean CIVIL WAR. Obviously, one city in Florida doing this is as meaningless, really, as people thinking all of LA is some cesspool !!!! (If you all only knew…), but for Florida, and America, it’s a start to something HUGE. VERY interesting times…..

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  6. MAL says:

    The whole idea of an armed citizenry is to protect us from any radical group trying to take over. That was the intent of our founding fathers writing the 2nd amendment, but if the bad guys ARE the majority, then we have a problem. Is that the case now? We sure hope not. I guess we’ll have to wait till Nov. 3rd to find out.

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  7. geeez2014 says:

    MAL, brilliant reminder and observation…..YES, an armed CITIZENRY is to protect us and, frankly, watching the PUNKS march and destroy and burn and knock down without impunity is heart breaking and I keep wishing the good America-loving people come marching around a corner and GIVE THEM HELL, not unlike those good folks in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho did as ANTIFA got out of their Mercedes Vans, only to be met by hundreds of rifles….and got back into their MERCEDES vans and left 🙂

    And yes, is it the majority who are the bad guys? I don’t think so. But, ya, we won’t know till the election AND we have to worry about how many YOUNG PEOPLE STILL LOVE THIS COUNTRY. Without them, America’s gone.

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  8. geeez2014 says:

    Watching Kayleigh’s presser…she is one VERY SMART COOKIE…and she can REALLY stay firm against the stinkin’ media’s nasty questions…which are nastier than usual today.

    I was touched that they asked about destruction of memorials, etc., and she specifically mentioned, first, the Armenian Memorial…”when that is damaged, we know people don’t have a grasp of history”..

    AMEN. I love this young woman…she does NOT have an easy job, she doesn’t have to do it, and she’s STRONG and PREPARED and NASTY without being NASTY. what an asset and protection for Trump. He’s blessed to have her.
    “I did NOT say that..”
    “You took the president entirely out of context”
    ” please don’t take a few words out of a sentence and misread his intention like that” etc.

    YAHOOOO

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  9. geeez2014 says:

    “I JUST HAVE TO SAY ONE THING BEFORE I LEAVE THIS PODIUM TODAY>>>.you all asked a lot of question on COVID but I didn’t receive one question about NYC shootings skyrocketing…not one question”
    “I didn’t receive one question on all the children killed in Chicago.”
    “You say BLM is about Black lives matter… but a child is killed in Atlanta and I get no questions and nobody ever asked about Sgt Dorn , either…..not one question”

    GOD BLESS YOU, KAYLEIGH!!!

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  10. MAL says:

    I hope the blood is boiling around the country and will continue until we’ve had it with all this crap trying to tear down our democracy. We simply can’t continue to placate them and allowing our laws and heritage to be destroyed. Like the pandemic isn’t bad enough. They have to make it much worse.
    There ought to be a bounty on the whole bunch!

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  11. Baysider says:

    Ed and Mal +1

    Most leave, speaking from my vantage in California. As all the country is being ruined, it’s hard to find a place to “go.” Example: years ago my real estate agent in Portland (Oregon) moved from coastal LA to Portland. He had just had a robbery and a woman at his wife’s office in Westwood (nice area) was assaulted in the same week. Before they started their family they split. He never looked back.

    Now … Portland has become what Oregonians call Californicated (yes, my family uses this term to me), although they’ve always been a little crazy there as in many places. This is a cancer nationwide. California and New York’s massive public K12 systems drive the textbook market. Just wait. Idaho as a ‘refuge’? Remember, Obama dumped a poison pill in Idaho, too.

    We need intense prayer for our children. They have a massive wall of hate and invective to stand up to — and will be indoctrinated in their businesses through ‘equity’ programs NATIONWIDE. Or lose their jobs. Thank God for Prager University, Young Life, Brandon Tatum, Turning Point USA, and others. It’s like shouting into a hurricane.

    Yeah, Kayleigh’s famous for her parting shots. Very sharp and fast. No guff.

    I read about that sheriff, I think. The one I read was a rational program, not something that I think would start a civil war. Deputies would be tried and tested, equipped and a minimum service required to keep sharp.

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  12. geeez2014 says:

    Baysider, I have read a lot on textbooks, even tried to find an unbiased one for one of my high school’s teachers (couldn’t)….And a ton of them come from Texas, amazingly enough. Saudis are also BIG publishers of American textbooks….
    Oh, I think when citizens are deputized with arms, that’s a pretty darned BIG MESSAGE…Got to remember the type of media we have, which will paint this in the worst possible way….that’s the problem.
    CALIFORNICATE is in Wiki and the Urban dictionary….I thought some conservative book title was that? Just found this from 2008 https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/californication-example-not-follow-victor-davis-hanson/
    I was right…VDH was one of the first to use it…and he lives in or near Fresno..
    I am happy living near the ocean, tho you are nearer!, and enjoying the beauty out my window…and glad I live here, gotta admit! BUT, if the Prop Tax bill gets passed, I’m SCREWED so…..!!!

    Kayleigh ROCKS. yes, there are times when you think “Oh, come on, Kayleigh…even I don’t believe that about Trump’/s intention!” But I DON’T CARE….he’s working HARDER THAN HARD, and he deserves defense.

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  13. bunkerville says:

    Yes, they will move after they “get religion” and soon enough their new State home will turn into the cesspool from whence they came. Bringing their stinking liberal policies. Once a Dem always a dem. they think it will turn out differently somewhere else.. I have lived through it.

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  14. geeez2014 says:

    Bunkerville…Wow. I’ll bet it wasn’t California you ‘lived through’…gee, another state, too!? SHOCKING 🙂

    I had this in Europe, too….it was America there….(they ALL wanted to live here, but couldn’t wait to put it down publicly), and I get the same here in the blogs about my state.
    Which I’d never do to ANYBODY else, by the way. Never have, never will.

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  15. Bob says:

    State of emergency proclaimed by the governor for the City of Atlanta, today. Run the police out of business, and pay the lawless. The chickens have come home and the city is paying the price. Plus, Atlanta’s major has tested positive of COVID-19.

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  16. MAL says:

    Baysider, yes. I know Westwood very well. In fact, all of entire So. California. I was born there and spent the first 58 years of my life there so know it well. I remember the term Californicate back when I visited Portland in 1967-68 and they had signs that read “don’t Californicate Oregon”. The term has been around for quite awhile. Yeah. Theres no escaping the problems, I’m afraid.

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  17. kidme37 says:

    California? No, it’s left vs right and the left are a violent of of ignorant morons.

    What to do? Up to them, but what not to do is adopt the attitude of trying to fix it. There is no reasoning or even talking with these ignorant savages. They’ll end up dead and no one will notice.

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  18. kidme37 says:

    Corrected:

    California? No, it’s left vs right and the left are a violent mob of unthinking attack first ignorant morons.

    What to do? Up to them, but what not to do is adopt the attitude of trying to fix it. There is no reasoning or even talking with these ignorant savages. They’ll end up dead and no one will notice.

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  19. MAL says:

    The problem is, many of the Biden voters really aren’t part of the bad guys. They’re just naive and uninformed because they watch only the other news outlets, not Fox, so aren’t getting all the true facts, only opinions made to look like facts. Trump can be a bit intimidating and that doesn’t sit well with a lot of people. That becomes more important to them than all his record-breaking accomplishments.

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  20. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, THANK YOU….I’m SO tired of the CALIFORNIA thing…..it’s why I almost NEVER blog on anything about it tho I often want to……
    And yes, I don’t think talking will help.
    If they end up dead, trust me, I will notice. 🙂

    Bob..WOW….
    And the mayor HAS it? wow. She’s been mildly sensible through this whole thing, hasn’t she? She stepped up today, wasn’t it?, and said how horrid it is about Black children dying and we need to wake up and realize ALL Black lives matter?

    MAL….no escaping…but this State has only become worse the last 5 years IN MY OPINION. Everyone I know LOVES this state…….odd when people want to leave; I guess they’re folks with no ties. I love my ties 🙂

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  21. geeez2014 says:

    Mal, :”intimidating?” Not sure that’s the word…most people think he’s a total buffoon………and the CNNs and MSNBCs and networks of this country support that BIG TIME.
    And he can be… BUT, they don’t care about this country enough anymore, they think it will survive even a Biden, and are THAT STUPID….especially now that they see the unrest on the streets….they STILL don’t see what we’re faced with!!

    Also, they don’t all agree with his terrific accomplishments……….imagine people disagreeing with “a country isn’t a country without borders”…THAT’s RACIST?

    WOW

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  22. geeez2014 says:

    Mal, I’m needing to release all your comments again from Moderation…so since I’m not sitting here all the time to do that, don’t worry, I’ll get to it when I get back to my computer!
    I have no problem with it, just wanted you to know.

    It happened with Baysider yesterday, so hopefully, yours will straighten out soon!

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  23. Baysider says:

    Another hope for moving up:

    That image belongs to Mark Lutchman’s page, which I found through a Hodge Twins recommendation.

    “Why I Voted for Trump”:

    A very well spoken young man, encouraging.

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  24. MAL says:

    No problem, Z. Sorry you are being inconvenienced that way. Wish I knew how and why.

    Good post, Baysider.. Maybe there’s still hope………..

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  25. There was a time when Conservatives were more of the dogmatic and judgmental nature, nowadays Liberals have generally taken over. A friend of mine was shocked when some of her Liberal friends starting passing some serious judgment on her just for considering that Floyd may not have been an upstanding citizen (while still supporting BLM). I tried to explain to her something that had only begun to occur to her, that they working with certain operative assumptions that, if violated, indicated one to be a racist. I told her that it was unfortunate that her friends should judge her like that, but apparently she had a talk with them and worked it through.

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  26. Watching this I really tried to think about and understand what motivated me to be Liberal as a younger man. It’s relatively clear to me now that some of the truly horrible things that had occurred to Jews (the Holocaust, persistent pogroms, etc) made a Liberal position natural. The Liberal position was the de facto position that I assumed strove for dignity for those who had been robbed of it. While there may be a kernel of truth in that, that motivation has been corrupted by never letting groups that have experienced trauma to re-evaluate things and adopt a new outlook. When you are a member of that group you are conditioned with a very strong emotional response to hold such views as a means to upholding your dignity. The outcome, however, and this took me time to realize, is in many cases quite the opposite. You start using the troubled history of your people as a bartering system for support for a romanticized, Hollywood view of struggle. This is deemed as a value, but instead locks you in to a position of self-hatred.

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