The uneducated will not destroy this country

Jay Lamm

Good morning. Well our country hasn’t quite been torn apart yet, and I doubt it will, but every day it seems the uneducated are getting a firmer grasp on how we may have to live our lives from now on. I, also, doubt that lasts.

There is no room for racism or police brutality in this world. But there is also no room exploiting serious issues for political reasons, website hits or television ratings.

We have leaders, real leaders, who have intelligent thoughts to add to the conversation, but for every one of those we have others with agendas, who use misinformation and chaos to manipulate the minds of the uneducated, immoral and basic troublemakers to do their bidding for them.

I don’t have the time to teach a history lesson, but I will say Robert E. Lee is arguably the greatest American soldier to ever step on a battlefield. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, a slave owner, was a born loser who was in the right place at the right time but was able to keep it together for a few years and lead the Union to a Civil War win. The founding fathers did a great job laying the groundwork for a great nation to come. When the Declaration of Independence was written there was a long debate on the verbiage to include about slavery. Slavery lost out. A mistake.

During the growing pains of our country many mistakes have been made, and hopefully we have learned from them all. But we learn from talking to each other. Intelligent conversations, debates, until we can agree or at least compromise.

Slavery was a mistake. So was the upheaval and massacre of the Native American Indian. The Indian Removal Act ranks at the top of my list of mistreatments of people in the United States, but in the world, it’s no comparison to the Holocaust.

The Greatest Generation fought for the freedom of the World from Hitler and Japan in World War II. American men going to war and the women going to work in factories to come together to fight an injustice.

You can’t blame a 6-year-old American for what happened centuries ago, just as you can’t blame a 6-year-old Japanese for Pearl Harbor and a young German for the Holocaust.

There are legitimate protestors with a strong message, but there are also paid instigators pushing an political agenda and the worst of them all, uneducated millennials who think raising their fists above their heads for a few hours before they go home to their parents’ home and dye their hair purple and adjust their piercings as they admire their tattoos in their parents’ master bathroom mirror.

This country will survive.

No hypocrite governor, tweeting president, jackass party or manipulating media will destroy it. 

They may make life inconvenient and scary at times, but they will not put an end to us.

(Visited 45 times, 1 visits today)

DeMoura honored by veterans

From WSJ Staff Reports Gloria DeMoura, a member of Auxiliary Unit 187, who attends St Mary’s College in Maryland and a ROTC cadet, encouraged all of her fellow ROTC members to write “Thank you” Veterans Day card to all Wake Forest members of our local veteran’s organizations. The cards were written over a year ago, […]

0 comments

JROTC receives donation

Commander Mark Dwyer presents a $400 donation to Wake Forest JROTC Battalion Executive Officer John Price. The donation is support for the Wake Forest JROTC Booster Club. PHOTO | CONTRIBUTED (Visited 27 times, 1 visits today) Share via: 0 Shares Facebook Twitter Email Copy Link Print More

0 comments

NCDHHS: Health care workers and adults 65 and older are next to receive vaccine

From WSJ Staff Reports The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced vaccine providers that are ready to expand may vaccinate all health care workers and anyone 65 years and older. “Doctors, hospitals and local health departments are working hard to get people vaccinated. There may be a wait, but when it’s your […]

0 comments

Wake County Public Schools giving substitute teachers boost in pay

By KATHY HARRELSON for the White Street Journal CARY — Substitute teachers in Wake County are getting a temporary pay increase. COVID-19 has changed the dynamics of the need for substitutes – both in person and virtual, with 825 teacher absences in the last two weeks of December reported on an average day. There were 256 […]

0 comments

Wake County Public Schools vote to continue online only classes through mid-February

From WSJ Staff Reports The Wake County Public School System Board of Education voted Thursday, to move to keep students in remote-only classes until mid-February. The vote was 7-2. The motion was opposed by board members Roxie Cash and Karen Carter. Superintendent Cathy Moore is expected to lay out a revised plan for second semester. […]

0 comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.