pantherfan1971 replied to Manther's topic in Carolina Panthers News and TalkI don't post much here but I thought I would give my input on this subject. First, I am a military vet of 22 years service to this country. Second, I am a 47 year old white guy born and raised in NC. I was not deeply offended by what ck did. I thought it was in poor taste and not the best venue for such actions. However, when he wore the pig socks, Castro shirt, and not bothering to take the time to vote, that is what turned me against what he was doing. I felt it became more about look at me than what he was trying to accomplish. In my opinion he is doing the thing he is accusing the police. Are there bad cops, yes, but there are far more good out there than bad. Are there some bad people of color, yes, but there a far more out there trying to do the right thing and make a good life for their family, and guess what, there are some bad white people out there too. We are an imperfect nation made up of all kinds of different people, most are just trying to get by and do the best they can. There us truly only one race, the human race. Until we can all see the who person in the skin is nothing is going to change. I don't know how to fix this country, but not being able to have a conversation without insulting anyone who has a different opinion isn't going to get us anywhere but further divided, and that is what BOTH political parties want. It's easier to control a divided people than one who is United. If we the people could come together, there isn't anything we couldn't do. All that said, this is Memorial Day weekend. Please take a moment in between the hot dogs and beer to remember all those who gave their life for this great, imperfect country.
I served 22 years in the Air Force and an aircraft mechanic. I'm 47 now with severe degenerative arthritis in my lower back, wrist, elbows, and need both knees replaced. Not everyone in the Air Force gets a chair issued at basic training.