So much happening. Riots, attempts to rewrite history, natural disasters…Who is safe? No one. At any moment you could become the target of an attack. One reporter was attacked on the edge of a rally because of his polo shirt, and you know, Nazis wear polo shirts. WTF? The truth is, there are bad people out there who want to hurt you. All you can do is be aware, walk away when you see a crowd. By-standers are now targets at these protests. Anyone is fair game. Don’t let yourself get caught up and drawn in.
That said, it isn’t all bad. There are heartwarming images coming out of Texas of people who do not have to risk their lives stepping in to rescue strangers and animals from the flood. Rescuer and victim come in all shapes, sizes and races. No one is asking gender preference. They are simply being decent Americans, helping those who need help. Bless them all.
What does all this mean? Be responsible, look out for yourself, but look out for your neighbor. You never know when you might be the one who needs to be rescued. Don’t get caught up in the hype about protests and statues. We are still Americans. As long as we remember and respect our history we can work together. This is the greatest country on earth. We may not be friends, but we are Americans and that means a lot.