Do “You” Feel Safe in America?

Over the course of the past couple of weeks, I watched both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. I feel we are at a critical juncture in our nation’s history, and I want to be as informed as possible about each of the candidates. I was curious as to how each party was going to portray the state of our nation. And, deep down, I was looking for some hope.

OK, in the interest of full transparency, I was waiting to see who would drop the most ridiculous sound bite. I was not disappointed.

Kidding aside, during President Trump’s speech where he “profoundly” accepted the Republican nomination as candidate, he made the following statement:

My knee-jerk reaction was to yell, “We’re not safe now!” As I thought about it more, I analyzed it a little and came up with this question:

“What did he mean by ‘you?'”

As I broke it down further, I realized he wasn’t referring to me or anyone I really know. He was referring to white, upper-middle-class Americans who believe they’re entitled to everything just because they’re white, upper-middle-class Americans. Basically, these douches:

For those of you not familiar with Mr. and Mrs. Rambo here, Mark and Patricia McCloskey are St. Louis attorneys (yes, attorneys) who rushed out of their luxurious home in their exclusive gated community waving a rifle and pistol at unarmed BLM protestors who had the audacity to walk down their street. Now, you would think these idiots would immediately become national pariahs for this stunt, but there are those who actually support them, including (duh) President Trump, who invited them to speak at the Republican National Convention last week.

Look, I know these are “unprecedented” times, but seriously? These two? Of course, I tuned in to see what they had to say. Let’s hear their side of the story, right? They sat there painting a picture of a nation under siege. To them, voting for Joe Biden will bring about the apocalypse. In order to instill that it-can-happen-to-you fear, Pistol Patricia says, ““What you saw happen to us could just as easily happen to any of you who are watching from quiet neighborhoods around our country.”

Heaven forbid people who don’t look like you start walking down your street.

Yeah, this is the “you” President Trump is referring to. This is the “you” who won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America. These “bullies” who would rather harass their neighbors than open a civil dialog with them.

So, tell me, do you feel safe in America right now?

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