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Mike’s World View

Station manager Mike Henry writes a weekly column “Mike’s World View” for The Gyp Hill Premiere; these are the most recent articles. Comments are welcome; please email us using our contact us form.

7-20-20 Cancel Culture

The new left, with its mob rule and cancel culture, poses a serious threat to American values. God forbid if you work for a “woke” company; you could be fired for liking the wrong thing on social media. In other words, you’re not allowed to hold an opposing point of view. That’s Communism, not Americanism.

These Commies have even taken it a step further. Melissa Rolfe lost her job not for anything on social media, but for simply being the stepmother of Atlanta cop Garrett Rolfe, who was charged with murder in the shooting death of black suspect Rayshard Brooks after the suspect resisted arrest, punched the cop, and fired a taser at him while fleeing. So, simply being a relative of the wrong person can get you canceled today. My relatives will be happy to know that.

Thankfully not everyone has caved to the cancel culture. There are still some who stand up to the bullies and expose the lies and disinformation coming from the left. One of my favorites is Tucker Carlson on Fox News. He courageously calls out politicians from both parties, and the elitists in business, academia, and media on the issues. It’s eye opening. The left (no surprise) has tried to get his show canceled by intimidating program sponsors, thankfully without success. We may get tired of My Pillow and PC Matic commercials, but these companies refuse to be intimidated and continue to sponsor conservative programs.

Finally, I would like to commend Christian Cooper, the black birdwatcher in NYC. He called out a lady for not having her dog on a leash in Central Park. She angrily responded by making a racially charged 911 call against him. It backfired on her big-time and she got canceled, losing her job and reputation. He now refuses to testify against her, believing that her apology was sincere and that she’s suffered enough. It’s nice to see a little grace.

Thankfully, in Christ the only thing that gets canceled is our sin.

7-13-20 Control

One thing I’ll say about Democrats; they pretty much march lock-step on the issues, whereas Republicans are more free thinkers and sometimes vary from party norms.

The Supreme Court is a prime example. Democrat nominees never deviate from the liberal line on major issues, but Republican nominees often do. This might appear to be an advantage for the Democrats, but it’s not. Who wants to be in a party where you are not allowed to think for yourself? Democrats, with their mindless obedience, will make good little Communists one day. Republicans clearly won’t.

The mask-wearing controversy is about more than just germs. The degree of effectiveness can legitimately be debated. Mandating everyone to wear a mask (like Joe Biden would do) even in low-risk areas is also questionable. Governors and mayors were not given absolute authority when elected. They need to go to the legislature and get a law passed. Until then, people are free to wear or not wear a mask.

It’s like my motorcycle helmet; sometimes I wear it and sometimes I don’t, depending on the circumstance. If I’m playing Evel Knievel I wear it; if I’m running to the store I don’t. It’s my decision, not some bureaucrat’s.

I wish we had South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem for our governor. She treats her constituents like adults, giving them all of the relevant information and then trusting them to make the right decisions.

Ultimately it’s about control. The Democrat/Socialist party loves to exert absolute power over the people, especially conservatives and Christians. If successful, they will do it again on some other issue. We are clearly in a fight for our freedoms.

7-6-20 Tolerance

The so called “Woke” radicals are effectively taking over the Democrat Party and intimidating many Republicans. In truth, the left has been pitching a fit ever since the election of Donald J. Trump in 2016. The argument now is, “We’ll stop pitching a fit and return to normal if Trump is defeated in November.” As any good parent knows, you don’t reward fit-pitching, you punish it. Democrats must not be rewarded for their despicable behavior.

The latest nonsense from the left is the wanton destruction of our monuments. Most of the time they don’t even know the history behind the memorial. When they go after men like Lincoln, Washington, and Jefferson you know that they are hell-bent on the destruction of America as we know it. The land of the free and home of the brave had better wake up and oppose this movement. History serves as a clear warning.

The Confederate flag and monuments pose a more challenging problem. I can certainly understand how most blacks view such as racist; however not everyone does. Many in the South see these symbols not as racist, but as part of their southern heritage. The confederate flag is viewed by many simply as a sign of rebellion, but I guess you’re not allowed to hold that opinion. Is it possible that our heroes of the past had both good and bad qualities?

Perhaps as a compromise, instead of tearing down the monument, we could place a plaque at the base describing why some people find it offensive. I would be OK with that. People could then decide whether they agree or disagree.

If we start tearing down everything that offends there will be nothing left. Tolerance must work both ways.

6-29-20 Floyd Effect

The Ferguson Effect is a term used to describe an increase in crime due to the police backing off from engagement in minority communities.

I now fear a Floyd Effect, where black suspects are embolden and believe they have a right to resist police commands or arrest. This could lead to more tragic situations like the one we saw in Atlanta. We always seem to focus on what the police do wrong, but never on what the suspect does wrong.

Have you ever heard of suicide by cop? It’s common knowledge that if you fire a weapon at a cop, 90% of the time they will return lethal fire. It happens. The murder charge against the Atlanta cop is ridiculous. It’s the DA that should be fired. Once the suspect turned and fired the stolen taser at the cop, the cop had just cause to return fire. You can argue that he shouldn’t have under the circumstances, but it’s still his discretion.

If black lives truly matter then Black Lives Matter should take some of the millions of dollars they’ve received and use it to teach young blacks how to respond to the police without getting killed. It can be done. You simply obey police commands and then file charges later if you feel you were wronged.

Those who are continually stoking the flames of racism make it nearly impossible for the police to do their job. Public safety only happens to be the number one function of government. As far as defunding the police, there’s an old saying, “Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater.” I know some cops are on a power trip which is irritating, but the vast majority do a reasonably good job. The rest should be rooted out.

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