I AM BLACK, AND I AM A VIETNAM ERA VETERAN OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. What a Helluva note as we approach Veterans Day, (originally known as Armistice Day) and is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11 to honor persons who served in the United States Armed Forces...that not only is America's president a Draft Dodger...but today he Dishonored America's War dead and every United States Servicewoman and Serviceman. He was in Europe ostensibly to attend the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War I. He Did Not Go, for whatever outlandishly lame reason...He Did Not Go!.
White America plays these Racist games about Respect. White America, like the Racist donald trump, does not Respect Black America, even when we are wearing a military uniform. The uniform does not make a difference nor does it afford you Respect if you are Black. Something about that skin color thing.
Correspondingly White America and White America's president are quick to “Racistly” excoriate Colin Kaepernick for kneeling to protest White America’s Racism and Police Brutality which is his right. They say he is Disrespectful and implies his protest is directed at the military and the flag. It was not!
In the Idealistic sense, I served in the military to Protect The Rights and the Freedoms of ALL as guaranteed in the United States Constitution...even as I DID NOT have those Rights and Freedoms and Respect as a Black person in this country, while wearing a military uniform AND To Protect Colin Kaepernick's Right to protest America's Racism and America's Police Brutality.
Yet, White America...Racist White America...you wanted to lynch me for protesting segregation before I enlisted in the military, and even while I was in the military, and you give a Draft Dodging Disrespectful president who INSULTED all veterans, a DAMN PASS.
Now I am not going to lose any sleep because of ANYTHING America's Reprehensible Racist Vile piece of a Nothing president named donald trump says and does, but we need to be absolutely clear.... donald trump who LIES and says he respects the Military ...INSULTED EVERY American Servicewoman and Serviceman TODAY!
This is especially addressed to those ignorant trump supporters who think he walks on water.
The Struggle Continues!
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.