White Springs is really an anomaly; one in which I sometimes believe I am running for Town Council in an alternate universe.
Helen Miller seems to be forgetting that Joe is not running for Town Council but rather it is me. She has been spewing things about Joe Griffin, some of which are the lies which she stated on affidavits relating to our Civil Rights case, which maybe will get her and her ilk Shirley and Pam first degree Misdemeanor charges in the long run for lying on court documents.
What is sad is that Helen now has some Black female followers who cannot answer what she really has done for the Citizens of White Springs, but they are calling Joe Griffin a “Racist” again. Curiously, Joe inquired why he is considered “a racist” and subsequently I would imagine I also am since I have been blamed for everything he has done sixteen years ago, even if I have only been in White Springs for five years.
Since Helen and her gang have lied about Joe, pretty soon you will hear that I have violently attacked men and women; that I am stalking the houses of some White folks; that I have called people bad names; that everything I have proof of that Helen has done is a lie; That I am bad because I am suing the Town of White Springs for my Civil Rights so that in the long run your Civil Rights will not be taken away from you; That Helen had a right to take away my first amendment rights on the Blog (because she cannot stand the truth about what she really has done to our town); Let’s not forget, I am certain she has pinned me as a racist also.
We are considered Racists because we hire young black men to do work for us. We probably have paid them better than what the marketplace would pay but we were told it is a “Plantation mentality”.
Now some of the blacks we have hired contend they are independent contractors and some stating they need some money for any kind of work we may offer. Many times, you will see me working alongside of anyone we hire and that includes even providing lunch, beverages and possibly take home dinner after the work is done. One time we hired a young man to assist me in planting grass and I have to admit I took the harder job because I, at 68, did not tire as fast as he did.
First of all, I was raised in Northern Minnesota where we looked at all men and women as equals. I lived on a farm, milked cattle; worked the fields with Mexican immigrants who had it better than me; threw bales and did what I was required to. I did not look at anyone differently unless they threatened me or my family.
In the insurance industry I worked with all people of color and we were all based upon our performances rather than the color of our skin so obviously White Springs thinks differently and I sure as hell did not have a plantation or a plantation mentality nor do I today. Neither did Joe whose father was retired military as was Joe
It wasn’t easy hiring White Spring’s Blacks sometime, because we have been stiffed for monies paid in advanced; burglarized by those we have hired and blamed by some wives who said their husbands bought drugs with the money they earned for working. They further said Joe contributed to the delinquency of their Husbands drug addiction. Really? Joe doesn’t even drink much less do drugs. And why should we be blamed for money we have given them for a fair day’s work. I guess no good deed goes unpunished. But most importantly the people who are saying this apparently do not believe we are all equal. They would rather be treated as puppets by Helen Miller who is their savior than treated as equals :”fair pay for fair work”.
How do we handle this in the future? Anyone who is black who comes to our door asking for work, we must tell them that we cannot hire them because we were told by doing so, we are Racists per Mrs. Johnson. We no longer wish to be called Racists so therefore, we must hire only those who are White.
Mrs. Johnson also criticized us for not going to May Day; for not remembering Travis’s name even though Joe paid for and had candles for the vigil shipped one day air. He was further criticized for not attending the Ice Cream Social even though we have given money for the Social as well as May Day celebrations. Apparently having Helen Miller attend events even though she will not sit with anyone who is Black is better than contributing to the causes. As to the lady calling us racists, we helped her husband and I provided food as well for those at Tom’s place celebrating what would be Travis’s birthday in friendship not because of some plantation mentality. No life should be taken away and we attended the vigil out of respect.
Now I understand that May Day celebrates those who were freed of slavery. I appreciate that but understand I am from a political party (Republican) that freed the slaves, and subsequently gave Blacks and women the right to vote. The first slave owner was actually Black. Furthermore, my great grandmother, a German Jew escaped Germany before WWII. Her relatives and friends who remained like most Jews were gassed and killed in masses like the beheadings of Christians, Jews and Moderate Muslims of today. This, in my opinion, is worse than slavery and it is Genocide. If the current government keeps us back as they have done, we are all slaves of the government with our hands tied behind our back. But now it is time that we stop ISIS from terroristic attacks in America and from Iran and North Korea’s determinations to hit America with Nuclear bombs.
I have been criticized for being a Northerner even though I had no part nor did my relatives in the “War of Northern Aggression” as Joe’s sister has advised me is the true name for the Civil War. I understand Plantation mentality would have been owning a slave, rather than paying someone for a day’s work.
Furthermore, many people are now understanding that by remaining in the Democratic Party, there will be no chances to excel in prosperity for low income Whites or Blacks who wish to be taken care of by the government. I say this because of what the government did to the Indians , they are doing to the Blacks especially. This means welfare is provided so one does not have to work and drugs are not taken off the streets because many in the Democratic Party feel that you are less trouble by being held back and going out in the world to be successful. Who cares if crime increases like it did in Chicago and Detroit? And who pays for all of this? Those who are working and if we go under a Socialistic plan, sooner or later, the government will run out of money because there will be less of us who can afford giving our paychecks to others. Then we will all be slaves of the Government who will be able to tell us what to do for our ten pieces of silver.
Many Blacks are now turning conservative because they have broken away from the stigma but White Springs believes in the Party that the KKK belongs to and dares to call the Griffins racists. President Obama has done more to alienate the good will between the Races than anyone ever since the time of slavery and Hillary Clinton wishes to take all guns away; which is what Hitler did to the Jews and those of Germany. Yet the NRA was established so that Blacks could protect themselves from the KKK.
This is stated not to pick on Democrats because I am not too happy with the Republican these days either. Currently the republican establishment does not care about the middle class who wish to get ahead in the world. That is why, we the silent majority, look to Donald Trump to Help the Economy; provide Fair Trade; stop immigration at our boarders; stop ISIS; and privatize insurance by repealing Obamacare. He is not a Politican and will sometimes get in trouble for his straight talk; but he loves America and only in America can you be free to do as you wish (except for White Springs, of course where I was not even accepted as a volunteer for the Town).
IF YOU DO NOT LIKE YOUR SEWER BILL AND YOU DO NOT LIKE OTHERS SPENDING MONEY THAT IS NOT THEIRS AND WITHOUT COUNCIL APPROVAL, YOU NEED TO VOTE OUT HELEN MILLER OR WALTER MCKENZIE.
IF YOU LOVE THE FIRST BUT NOT THE LATTER WHO HAS DONE NOTHING FOR YOU EITHER, THEN KEEP HER IN BUT RE-ELECT WILLIE JEFFERSON AND ELECT ARTHUR NATTEAL FOR COUNCIL.
OTHERWISE, PLEASE CONSIDER ME FOR TOWN COUNCIL AND I PROMISE I WILL FIGHT FOR YOU AS JOE HAS TRIED BUT HAS BEEN PROHIBITED FROM DOING BY THE TOWN. HELEN MILLER WISHED BOTH JOE GRIFFIN AND I IN PRISON; WHY, BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO BE MAYOR AGAIN AND WE HAD BETTER NOT LOSE RHETT AS MAYOR OR YOU CAN KISS THIS TOWN GOODBYE WITH A MILLER MAYOR REIGN AND MCKENZIE AT HER SIDE.
We the citizens need to take our government back; not only in White Springs but in America.
Karin for the blog