Dennis Jamison reinvented his life after working for a multi-billion dollar division of Johnson & Johnson for several years. Now semi-retired, he is an adjunct faculty member at West Valley College in California. He also currently writes a column on history and one on American freedom for the Communities Digital News.
If Dr. Martin Luther King’s assessment is correct that racism is a disease of the heart, then all accusations, all the implications, or all the blatant uses of the label of racist or the concept of racism will not correct racial divisions.
Although the storming of the Bastille was a moment of hope for freedom, the French Revolution was stolen by a small but radical political faction fueled by resentment and rage that manipulated such hope, and committed some of the most inhumane atrocities in human history.
If one considers all the armies in history, or all the flags that have flown over those troops in battle, there are very few armies before the creation of the United States of America that could be associated with the concept of liberation and the fight for a foothold of freedom of a people.