This morning I took Rinti for a walk in the local cemetery. She thinks it’s a park. Don’t tell her. There were 3 black women walking there, they appeared to be 3 different generations – maybe the same family.
As they came abreast of us, I turned to them:
Me: Excuse me. I rarely talk to strangers, but if I may be so bold, I just wanted to say, Don’t let ’em divide us. We’re all Americans. Don’t let ’em divide us.
I began to cry. I know they must have thought that I was some crazy old man with his equally old dog.
But the enemies of this country will have to accomplish several things before they can destroy us:
- They will have to disarm us.
- They will have to divide us.
- They will have to demoralize us.
- Then they will destroy us.
Don’t let ’em divide us. We are all Americans.