Black & White
We had the music cranked up and were dancing in the backyard.
“Why can’t I dance like you and the grandkids?” I asked my daughter.
“Because you’re not black,” was the resounding, collective answer.
I sighed. Unfortunately, I’m not even a good dancer for a white girl. Although some of my paler grandkids are exceptionally talented—no thanks to me—according to my astute scientific research, there’s something remarkable about the natural rhythm embedded in African American DNA. Kinda true in sports, as well. Some might call it Black Privilege. Not me… I’m too woke. (Please wake me up when all the nonsense is over.)
Let’s face it, there are hundreds, if not millions of colors, talents, features, faults, qualities, personalities, strengths, weaknesses, culpabilities and abilities. I want to focus on 2+2=4. Black/blue Dems and Red/White GOP. Never before have the two been so stark, and I’m not talking about race. Well, maybe I am— the 2020 Presidential race. This is the way I color the choices:
Red/white: Capitalism — Blue/Black: Socialism
Blue/black: Flag burning — Red/White: Flag waving
Red/White: Freedom of speech — Blue/Black: Censorship
Blue/Black: Higher taxes, more regulations — Red/White: Lower taxes, less regulations
Red/White: School Choice — Blue/Black: No Choice
Blue/Black: Erasing history — Red/White: Learning valuable lessons from history
Red/White: Political transparency — Blue/Black: Political secrecy (secret combinations)
Blue/Black: Gun control or confiscation — Red/White: Second amendment right to bear arms
Red/White: Fair, honest reporting — Blue/Black: Media bias
Blue/Black: Weak military — Red/White: Strong military
Red/White: Sanctity of life — Blue/Black: Devaluing the unborn, late-term abortion
Blue/Black: Assault, theft, arson, destruction — Red/White: PEACEFUL protesting
Red/White: Qualified, trained, well-paid law enforcement — Blue/Black: Defunding and disrespecting police
Blue/Black: Hijacking racial issues for political gain — Red/White: Intelligently addressing racial challenges
Red/White: All lives matter — Blue/Black: Black lives matter
Blue/Black: Voter fraud — Red/White: Verified, legitimate voting
Red/White: Religious Freedom — Blue/Black: Religious persecution, oppression
Blue/Black: Forced, tyrannical power grabs — Red/White: Businesses and schools open freely
Red/White: Legal immigration — Blue/Black: Unvetted, illegal immigration
Blue/Black: Teachers Unions that extort — Red/White: Good teachers
Red/White: Prison reform — Blue/Black: Prisoner releases, prison shut-downs
Blue/Black: Robbery, trespassing, destruction, murder — Red/White: Defending home/property
Red/White: Good trade deals — Blue/Black: Foolish trade deals
Blue/Black: Sex trafficking, drugs, gangs — Red/White: Strong borders
Red/White: Politics-free sports — Blue/Black: Politicizing sports
Blue/Black: Insulted, overly-offended, thin-skinned, woke — Red/White: Easy to be entreated, tolerant, reasonable, chill
Perhaps you disagree, but to me it’s down to wrong or right. In spite of the fact that every candidate has his or her flaws… when I look closely at the issues of/with 2020 I have no choice. It's not about race, it's about the race. There's no awkwardly dancing around it, no shades of grey. It's simply black or white, red or blue.