Weiland Ross: It is time to speak out

Editor’s note: This commentary is by Weiland Ross, a resident of Sunderland.

If you are one who believes in the greatness and goodness of America it is time to come to the aid of your country. The past few years have seen the rise to power of a group of people whose main aim is to destroy the American way of life. They must be called out and defeated. Those who believe in a free society based on individual rights and equality of opportunity are in danger of being silenced forever. This attack on our country has not come from a foreign source: it is a case of self-abuse.

Too many Americans have allowed themselves to be defined as the enemy. This attack on our values starts with the majority party in Congress and includes our President. Their attacks are relentless as well as mindless. They lie shamelessly, they ignore the Constitution, they are re-writing American history to fit their false narrative, and they pursue an agenda that will end the society that has made our country the envy of the world.

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“Racism is not systemically institutionalized as the haters claim. They ignore the progress and tremendous changes that have taken place since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. They ignore as irrelevant the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the freedom riders, CORE, even Malcolm X, which resulted in a sea-change in our society.”

It is hard to determine any rational basis for the set of beliefs that have emerged. To list their crimes against American values is no problem. In the face of a population that is 70% Caucasian in origin they argue that this majority are all racists and that only non-Caucasains should determine our future. They view every act of society as somehow part of a plot to oppress minorities. Their claim that America’s white population is an obsessively racist group is patently false. There are racists of all colors. They are not the majority of any group; they are a very small fringe of our population.

Racism is not systemically institutionalized as the haters claim. They ignore the progress and tremendous changes that have taken place since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. They ignore as irrelevant the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the freedom riders, CORE, even Malcolm X, which resulted in a sea-change in our society. The work of Robert Kennedy’s Justice Department is forgotten. Who would have predicted in 1968 that Mississippi, the scene of perhaps the worst single atrocity against voting rights activists, would by 2010 have more black voters registered than white voters?

The Black Lives Matter movement is a study in self-delusion. All lives matter. When they claim that all violence stems from white racism they ignore the black-on-black violence that is routine in Chicago and several other cities with a large black population. Every study of violent crime indicates that interracial violence is uncommon.

The 1619 Project is more fiction than fact, yet it is widely adopted as curriculum in urban schools. The “Hamilton” musical made some valid points, but it is not the case that Hamilton did much to oppose slavery. His wife’s family, with whom he resided, kept slaves. He had no compunction about being served by slaves, even if he did not own them himself.

In their attempt to keep power permanently, the ruling party wants to write a whole agenda of bad laws. Their move to make the District of Columbia a state requires a constitutional amendment, but they have started to legislate it. They want to put term limits on Supreme Court justices. This also requires a constitutional amendment to accomplish. They want to make Puerto Rico a
state, but it is an open question whether or not Puerto Rico wants to be a state. Every time they have had a referendum on this they chose to remain a “commonwealth.” The islands people are full American citizens, but they are exempt from many of the obligations of citizens of states.

Another power push is to re-write the voting laws to make them universal in the U.S. This also probably needs an amendment to achieve. Their aim seems to be to make voting a farce. No I.D. requirement, no pre-registration, and lower the voting age to 16 — who are they kidding?

Rational people have to push back hard. Find out what your student is being taught. Write letters to any one in government. Don’t let any one call you a racist because of your color. In discussions make the case for America. Demand that the local and state governments abandon the “Zoom” hoax and meet in person in public. Keep the pressure on as much as you can. Silence is defeat.

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2 thoughts on “Weiland Ross: It is time to speak out

  1. The troubling incidents of which Weiland Ross speaks are not limited to national events, they are also occurring in Vermont and in our very Legislature.

    In the Vermont House, a House Discrimination Prevention Panel has been approved to look into alleged discriminatory acts by members of the legislature and others…….What’s going on in the legislature should be quite unsettling to all Vermonters. See this article from the VTDigger: https://vtdigger.org/2021/04/26/house-panel-discrimination-policy-executive-session/

    The VTD article states “Since January, a number of lawmakers have been captured on YouTube making questionable statements.” In relation to this comment and the call to action, the VTD cites Rep. Arthur Peterson as having “repeatedly questioned this session whether systemic racism exists.” This implies that Rep. Peterson has committed some sort of discriminatory act…….Which is absolute nonsense.

    As a matter of fact during a video taped 3/10/21 House Commerce and Economic Development Committee session regarding H.366 (Economic opportunities for BIPOC owned businesses), Marc Hughes, Executive Director of the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance was asked to provide concrete examples of systemic racism in Vermont……Hughes said he could not provide an example, nor could any of the other racial justice activists attending the meeting. Despite the racial justice witnesses being unable to cite concrete examples of systemic racism in Vermont, Rep. Peterson gets placed on a list of individuals who may have committed discriminatory acts for simply questioning the existence of systemic racism…….An existence that the racial justice activists were unable to substantiate. See: http://www.truenorthreports.com/roper-activists-cant-identify-systemic-problems-in-systemically-racist-system

    Weiland Ross is correct, it is time for all Vermonters to speak up in defense of our values and against the madness of those attempting to tear them down.

  2. They want a communist government because they stay in power and have rules only others have to follow, and pay for. they are inherently evil.

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