I Tore Down My First Black Lives Matter Sign Today

7 06 2020

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

And it felt good.

Then, I tore down another one, and another one, and another.

No, I don’t have any shame about doing it.  And no too, it was not an act of courage, nor do I feel the slightest twinge of guilt or remorse about having done so.  But it was the first time that I had done anything like it.

The “sign” was printed on single sheet of white typewriter paper, which someone had affixed to the door of a men’s room with plastic tape.  To put it bluntly, I am angry that anyone would have the gall to lecture me, much less when I am about to do my business.

The other signs were duplicates of the first one, which had been posted not far away.  I was angry each time that I saw them—especially when the looters who hit stores in Los Angeles explained what they did: “Get my portion!”[2]  

Just like the earlier riots spawned by thugs and other low-lifes—which achieved nothing at all, except to increase discrimination and anarchy—the latest ones are likely to die similar ignominious deaths.

. . .

The retired football player Drew Brees is telling Americans that it’s all right to disrespect our flag and national anthem.[3]  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell effectively said the same thing, in supporting Colin Kaepernick’s right to take a knee when the anthem is played at games.[4] No team will hire him; Brees’ legacy and reputation are shot; and increasing numbers of Americans will boycott the NFL in the future.

And the latest polling shows black voter approval for President Trump rising to 41 percent.[5]

. . .

As if this was not enough, there’s an overweight black homeless man in a white hoodie at the entrance to a swim center here, which has been closed for months because of the deadly Coronavirus that China launched[6].  Needless to say, none of the rioters are helping him.

Of course black lives matter, each and every one of them. This is true even with respect to the vicious racist thugs, slugs and hoods.  Jesus taught us this.  But we do not have to tolerate their violence—or God-awful gangsta rap “music”—ever.

. . .

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, today is D-Day, the 76th anniversary of the Normandy landings on the coast of France on June 6, 1944, which began the efforts to destroy Adolf Hitler, his Nazi regime, and end his dreams of a “Thousand Year Reich.”[7]  Yet, instead of celebrating this turning point in history, American thugs, slugs and hoods have focused attention on George Floyd, a drug abuser who was killed in the process of resisting his arrest.  How obscene.  How truly grotesque and obscene.


Minneapolis riots


© 2020, Timothy D. Naegele

[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass). He and his firm, Timothy D. Naegele & Associates, specialize in Banking and Financial Institutions Law, Internet Law, Litigation and other matters (see www.naegele.com and Timothy D. Naegele Resume-20-5-11). He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service). Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., www.naegele.com/whats_new.html#articles and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/), and can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/04/lots-of-americans-are-very-angry/ (“Lots Of Americans Are Very Angry”) and https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-05/looting-protests-george-floyd (“Looters who hit L.A. stores explain what they did: ‘Get my portion!'”)

[3]  See https://www.newsmax.com/us/georgefloyd-protest-trump-brees/2020/06/06/id/970881/ (“Brees Rejects Support From Trump, Saying ‘We Must Stop Talking About the Flag'”)

[4]  See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-8393793/NFL-commissioner-Roger-Goodell-admits-WRONG-handling-Colin-Kaepernick.html (“NFL admits they were WRONG for ‘not listening’ to Colin Kaepernick’s protests”)

[5]  See https://www.wnd.com/2020/06/rasmussen-black-approval-trump-surges-40/ (“Poll: Black voter approval for Trump 41%”)

[6]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2020/05/30/the-coronavirus-and-similar-global-issues-how-to-address-them/ (“The Coronavirus And Similar Global Issues: How To Address Them”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2020/05/12/coexistence-with-china-or-war/ (“Coexistence With China Or War?”)

[7]  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_landings (“Normandy landings”)

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