Well, this a new holiday for me. I like the fact that it is based on history. Plus it is a celebration. Hopefully it catches on and becomes something better.

Frankly I was horrified by the recent riots. I believe they were politically motivated. Yet the results simply oppressed the poor. Rich white people burning down the businesses that the poor depend on. When hate becomes a political force bad things happen.

I am a firm believer that protesting doesn’t work. Sometimes it is just cover for the work of the evil. Other times it is just ineffectual. Rarely is protesting effective.

Celebrations, they are effective. They mark accomplishments. Juneteenth is the celebration of a small part of a larger accomplishment.

I hope the celebration continues.


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