July 13, 2015

quote-Mark-Twain-do-the-right-thing-it-will-gratify-100595 Two things have happened recently in the US which has me wondering. First of all, in the wake of unarmed black men being shot to death by white police officers, certain organizations felt that one of the solutions was to remove the Confederate flag from government buildings and retail stores. Since I don’t know anyone in my circle of friends that connected that flag to slavery I wondered why now? The second thing was the big push to remove the name and symbol from the Washington Redskins football team. In both cases I fail to see how this is doing anything except give the politicians a topic to hide the real problems in the country. I have read about how the American Indian was a victim of genocide since my first history lesson as a child. I also know the atrocities committed in the slave trade. The right thing to do would be for the government to make reparations to the Indian s for the land, Gold and other minerals they stole from them. As well as the families of slave owners and slave traders to be forced to contribute money and or property to a fund for reparations to all the families of salves. Since we all know this isn’t going to happen The NAACP and the Organizations representing the American Indian have decided that Flag removal and name changing will fix the problem. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.