America Burning

Margaret Langstaff

burning flag

Three years ago I posted the comments below never dreaming our national sin and shame of exploitation of the poor and tacit and overt racism would intensify to the pass they have reached in recent days.

Perhaps the civil unrest had to reach this point for the civil rights revolution of the 60s to become truly complete. A sad exigency to contemplate in a nation that promises, nay guarantees, its citizens “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,” that in fact was founded on the now tattered principle that “All men are created equal” and deserve equal protection under the law.

The current injustices baked into our society demeaning and degrading non-white Americans cannot stand. As much as reasonable Americans of all races deplore the widespread riots and uncivil destruction of our neighborhoods across the land they are understandable and perhaps unavoidable.

Let’s hope that all the pain and tumult…

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About Margaret Jean Langstaff

A lifelong critical reader with literary tastes, a novelist, short story writer, essayist, book critic, and professional book editor for many years. A consultant to publishers and authors, providing manuscript critiques and a full range of editorial services. A friend and supporter of all other readers and writers. A collector of signed modern first editions. Animal lover and tree hugger. Follow me on Twitter @LangstaffEditor
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