Fanning the Flames of Hatred

Dear Obama,

You cannot spend so much time fanning the flames of hatred between races, and between blacks and the police and then say “I ask people to reject violence and words that harm and turn to words that heal–prayer, patient dialogue, and sympathy for the friends and family of the fallen.”

An Asian police officer and a Hispanic police officer were assassinated in their patrol car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York.  This area has been the center for criminal activity for almost a century and the only factor keeping many people safe was the presence of the police.

The gunman, who had earlier wounded an ex-girlfriend in Baltimore posted on social media that the post would probably be his last as he was going to retaliate against the police for the Brown and Garner incidents.  After assassinating the two officers, the gunman ran into the nearby subway station and as the police closed in ended his own life.

So Mr. President, between you and your brown shirt Holder did so much to create this situation, tell me how you are going to end it?  You’ve created the perception amongst the black community that if you are black and attack a police officer it’s okay.  You’ve created the perception that if you are black and committing a crime it’s okay to resist arrest and while fighting the police if you happen to have a heart attack you won’t be held responsible for your own actions.  Seriously, you created the atmosphere and now act shocked while sitting in Hawaii?

You broke it, now fix it!



About The Rural Iowegian

I am the Rural Iowegian of a published author and an award winning photographer. I use this space to speak my mind. God Bless.
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4 Responses to Fanning the Flames of Hatred

  1. dfsalvador says:

    “You broke it, now fix it!” An odd conclusion. What exactly was broken?

    • If you cannot see the problem, it is only because you refuse to open your eyes.

      • dfsalvador says:

        Simply seeking clarification, not a condescending reply. Perhaps a worsening of the situation may have been a more apt description based on what preceded the final sentence. “It” seemed to be a little vague, unless of course the author’s objective of the piece is to fan the flame of hatred as suggested by the title. If so, then I totally missed this subtext.

  2. The first sentence of the post explains how the President made remarks to the community blindly supporting people who broke the law. He went as far as making those statements himself on national TV. Then, as the anger grew to where a gunman shoots two innocent police officers sitting in their patrol car eating lunch, he has his press secretary issue a statement calling for non-violence, not handling it himself. He fanned the flames of hatred between the African American community and all others and now he has to fix it.

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