PEACEFUL PROTEST IS OUR RIGHT
by Alfonso R. Vidal
The tragic death George Floyd is appalling, seeing the video is painful, peaceful protests are understandable. In this short letter, I will not be able to express all my thoughts regarding this event. However, I do have something more to say about sources of the riots, destruction of property and looting that some are perpetrating.
Many of you do not realize the evil behind these so-called “protesters” that are hijacking a peaceful process of protesting. Many videos have surfaced showing communist/socialist agitators fueling the anger, even some paying others for violence.
Many groups are interfering with the peaceful protesters to destabilize the United States Judeo-Christian society with tactics that we have seen in Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain, and others. I experienced it when I was growing up in Venezuela. The cultural and ideological warfare against the so-called Culture of the West is real. The US is under a cultural attack masked as progressivism and “democratic socialism” just like the old Venezuelan society experienced and lost.
The institutions are falling one by one, the news outlets, the education system, political parties, churches, etc. To say anything against any aspect of the “progressive” agenda is to immediately be labeled anti-something. In this case, if we speak against the violence within the protests, then we are racists or do not agree with justice for Floyd. I might also chant, “I can’t breathe” but I rather “breathe” justice, “breathe” civility, “breathe” a positive change that advances our society into equality that raises the standards for all.
Having said this, PEACEFUL protest is our right, but a peaceful protest that can show the world how changes are enacted in the United States of America. Floyd’s tragic and seemingly unwarranted death can be the catalyst for monumental changes. We need leaders that can stand up, denounce the violence, and organize a real lobbying effort that can push and achieve real changes. Otherwise, we are letting the communists/socialists hijack the process and defeat the “movement” before it even starts.