One of the finest, most profound and truthful quotes I have ever heard was one of Winston Churchill's:
"If you are not a liberal when you are 25, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative by the time you have reached 35, you have no brain."
It turns out, unfortunately, that this quote has been falsely attributed to the Wordmaster - Winston Churchill, who apparently didn't utter it. But in my old head, that matters not. It still stands strong in the winds of time.
This past couple of weeks, I have witnessed a dozen marches, demonstrations, riots, near riots and walks --- almost totally dominated by young Blacks, Whites, Asians, and Hispanics. From the best of them - to the worst of them (see NYC march in the next post below) the message seems to be to condemn police violence on Black youth. Nothing more..... Smith College's President was forced to apologize for issuing a tweet or twitter which stated "ALL LIVES MATTER"... oh the sin of such a message! Apparently this month only 'ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER',
It's a shame that some of their elders -- the 35 year olds ---- don't turn their marches, demonstrations and walks into demands for more jobs, less unemployment, more safety in the neighborhoods, better schools, and less gob'mint.
Then, there would be good reason for all this activity!