I don't claim to be holy, or righteous, but I do consider myself to be a fair, good hearted person. I don't hate anybody. I try to speak truth. When it comes to doing my job, I detach myself from my emotions and simply report the facts as they're given to me by authorities and other credible sources. I'm certainly not perfect. A couple of days ago, I was on Facebook and saw a picture of someone I know, who honestly, I'm not very crazy about. This person and I have a little history. Back when I was early on in PolkCountyToday.com (PCT), he had a real estate business and wanted to advertise on PCT. We reached an agreement, and he never paid me...ever. After several months, I cut my losses and pulled the ad. I've seen him from time to time in passing and never tried to corner him (he just acted like nothing ever happened). A couple of days ago he posted a picture on Facebook. I guess he was virtue signaling as he was standing with a protestor showing everyone how good he is. I don't have a problem with protesting as long as it's peaceful. When it comes to the killing of George Floyd, it is right to condemn in the strongest possible terms what that cop did. The bad cop was arrested, charged with murder, and will more than likely end up in prison. So what does this mean? It means that we have a system (not perfect) that is working properly. There are lots of people out there who will use this situation to promote the idea that our nation's police forces are awash in racism. It's not true. I know every cop in this county and many in surrounding counties, and NONE are like that. Every officer I know desires a peaceful, boring shift. The last thing they want is trouble. Their desire for peace, however, does not deter them in the slightest from doing their jobs. They deserve our thanks at every opportunity.
Because of this, I view the protests of Floyd and the idea of widespread systemic racism in our police force very badly. Even though I have a bad view of it, as long as it's peaceful, then carry on. I think there's a lot of people (including these protestors) out there that hate the USA. When I saw the picture of him with the protestor, I commented "No wonder you got your a** kicked in that election" (he ran for commissioner and lost badly). Of course, he, and a number of others jumped in and began to twist everything.
The Left Destroys... Of course, a lot of very mean people jumped in, organized, and set out to destroy me. That's what leftists do. They're not interested in debate in the arena of ideas, they simply want to silence you. ...and very often, they'll do anything they can to destroy you.
This is My Fault... It's my fault that this happened. While social media sounds like something kind of cheezy and rinky dink, it's more serious than many of us may think.Posting my thoughts on facebook was foolish and my fault. I'm okay, and will be fine. Does this hurt? Of course it does. But it's my fault. I accept my situation and have nobody to blame but me.
With all the hatred from the left, I received an email to make sure I understand that I must TOE THEIR LINE OR ELSE... and to conform to their ideaology and to NEVER EVER step out of line again:
As you have freedom of speech, so do we.
I'm here to inform you what others have reiterated to you over the past couple of days:
Your views are disgusting and you should be ashamed You are a disgrace to journalism and should quit your joke of a news site Do not embarrass yourself further Do not expect your words to come without consequences
Black Lives Matter.
So there's the story. All laid out for anyone to see. They'll celebrate my misfortune, but I'll be fine.
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