One of the things that have been at the forefront of my thinking lately is the tendency of an institution to exist for its own sake given time.
The next few months are really going to demonstrate my point. We are about to find out that the top levels of the FBI decided they knew what was best for the country and used their power to try and make things come out the way they wanted.
I am betting other agencies will begin to fall in the next few weeks as well. We all know the manager at work who has created his own little fiefdom. This is exactly what we are about to find out some leaders of our most trusted and powerful government agencies have done., They have decided our system can’t make it without their interference.
It’s frightening and it makes you see red, but it will be fun to watch. This is all going to come to light because we finally got someone from outside of Washington in the Whitehouse.
Racism, in all of its ugly shades, seems to be getting worse on a global scale. We have to face the fact that racism has been with us through all time and will never go away completely. It takes many forms.
The subject has really been on my mind lately because of some reactions I have seen from some folks of color to Dr. Ben Carson. Some are so extremely negative and senseless. I saw the same thing with Dr. Condaleeza Rice. You see it with Herman Cain and others. what is up with that?
As soon as a person of color shows the least glimmer of conservatism, they become lower than the lowest in some eyes. I so admire Dr. Carson and it just hurts my heart to see some of the comments about him. This is a man who should be a role model for our children.
He started in the projects and made his way to the pinnacle of the medical profession and went on to be a legitimate candidate for president. He is a brilliant human being whether I agree with him on every point or not. I would love to have a beer with him.
We really need to de-emphasize “pop culture” in our society so that those who contribute in meaningful ways are recognized as “role models” rather than rappers, movie stars, and athletes.