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So "LT's" post about the “Black Lives Matter” bunch (on our Facebook page) got me to thinking about the state of affairs in our society today. No longer content to merely target police officers with a broad brush, the BLM “movement” has morphed into something larger. It's gotten to the point now where celebrity figures like Stephen Colbert are inviting the “leaders” of BLM onto the mainstream platform of their shows to apologize for the mythical, ill-defined collective sin of “white privelege”. A movement has been gaining steam as of late in which black celebrities are boycotting the Oscars because they are “so white”. As an aside, they're late to the party, I've been boycotting the Oscars for the entirety of the nearly 40 years I've existed.

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So here lately I've been privy to, and part of, many conversations regarding the current state of affairs in law enforcement. My immediate co-workers and even my supervisor hold forth with astonishing regularity on how much longer we each have until retirement (my boss can punch out any day, but needs the money). We all daydream out loud about the different career choices we could have, should have, would have made if only we'd have known how things would turn out. This conversation will happen again, probably contemporaneously with yet another sensationalized article involving a police officer, a shooting and an “unarmed black man”.

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Tonight, as I type these words, I’m keeping an eye on the fresh batch of rioting, looting and other lawlessness going on in Ferguson, MO on the one year anniversary of the attack on Officer Darren Wilson.  In doing so, this picture came across one of my newsfeeds: My eyes were drawn to the sign that states “Racism is Destroying AmeriKKKa” juxtaposed next to shirts bearing the image of assailant Mike Brown and the words “Chosen 4 Change”.  As I stared at this picture trying to make sense of its inherent contradictions, my mind was stirred to remember some words (ironically)

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