Just a note to address the rapid increase of racial tensions in our little square of the world called racism, segregation, and separation:

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There are two sides to this story. We all had friends from different cultures, backgrounds, and races growing up. Segregation is not a forced scenario. Black people tend to hang around black people, white people seem to hang around white people, and gay people seem to hang around other gay people. They all feel more comfortable that way. There are places that they all hang out together and have great times. But just as with any city, including Atlanta, there are places you just don’t go whether you are white, black, homosexual, or whatever you claim to be. That is in any city in every country on the globe. The issue is that we make such a huge deal over race and try and put one over the other.

There is no one race that is any better than the other. However, each race has idiots who push agendas to try and make excuses for either the other or their own race. Race is an issue because people make it an issue. If people put more emphasis on taking personal responsibility for their actions and quit trying to make excuses for others inactions or criminal actions then we could solve this whole issue.

I was raised poor, compared to those around me, both white and black. I was a drinker, smoker, and drug user. There was abuse, there were insults, there were classes of people who thought they were better than me, and some were because of the way I was acting. So I had to make a choice in life at that moment of whether to continue down a road that I knew was going to lead to my downfall, or take a chance and find a way out.

I discovered that way out and that was to join the military and use that resource to build a career upon. It wasn’t easy, it was very hard, but it was a way out of the lifestyle that I was destined for in life. I have built upon that to make a good life for myself and my family.

If we want to talk about the black lives matter movement then we need to talk about the real, not perceived issues. Issues such as black on black violence, drug use, criminal activity, social engineering, family decay, cooperation with law enforcement, and other relevant topics but nobody wants to talk about the real issues without getting pissed and clamming up.

This is not about hate, this is about family, authority, accountability, self-determination, self-control, and personal responsibility. These are the issues that need to be addressed and not just thrown out there as ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬ because ‪#‎alllivesmatter‬ and until we quit separating and segregating these two issues we will never solve this problem.

Just my humble opinion