17 July 2016

Wanna Bet?

Black Lives Matter organizer Ashleigh Shackelford claims that "Nothing you have is yours. Let me be clear: Nothing you have is yours."

First off, nice cultural appropriation of a European name.

Second, we don't owe you anything.

Why not?

Because 360,000 people, nearly all of them white men, paid the ultimate price to give blacks the ultimate gift:  Freedom.

They didn't even ask to be paid back when they made that sacrifice.

So, Ms Shackelford, nothing you have is YOURS, it belongs to those who died so that your ancestors could live free from the yoke of slavery.

Again, the person you should be mad at is Lyndon Baines Johnson, not me.  He's the asshole who convinced your grandparents to sign away your freedoms in exchange for the straight-jacket of welfare and dependency.

You own what you earn ma'am.  What have you earned here?

You squandered a precious gift and now regret it so much that you demand it back from those who didn't.

Look in the mirror to see the person to blame for your not having the things you want; or is shame of knowing what you gave away too much to bear looking in the mirror?

By the way, that freedom I mentioned, it's still there and yours for the taking.  Come! join me!  Yes, earning your way is hard work, but you will be able to look at yourself in that mirror and see someone who is actually proud of who they are.

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