Blog Ending—A Conflict Between Artist, Entrepreneur, and American

Blog Ending—A Conflict Between Artist, Entrepreneur, and American


I’ve had a blog on this website for its entire life. Recently, during the book marketing phase for P2 (Publius: Sic Semper Tyrannis), I’ve been confronted with the blog’s meaning and purpose as it relates to my books.

Anyone who’s read a book from BBI Publications quickly realizes that my books are independent of my blog.  They are two different things.

While my opinion is a prominent component of my blog, my books are not.

I write both for the same reasons but come about the process in two different ways.

I love my blog, and believe and stand with any and all the details of my blogs.

Equally, I love my books, and believe and stand with all the stories and characters that make up their pages.

In the end, I have a hard decision to make.  I am considering ending my blog.

The reasons for ending the blog are not just purely market driven.  During the review process for the book, there were certain reviewers who mistook my blog messaging and applied false logic toward my books.  As stated above: My books and my blog are two distinctive entities.

It’s possible my blog may return in the future, or I may redirect the energy I put into it to promote and champion other causes.

I am a man who stands unapologetically for the things in life that I believe are right and just.  I learned this valuable lesson from my beloved parents and have worked hard to stay true to it.

That’s why I offered my opinion on my blogs.

However, my books should be judged according to their meaning and significance, not because someone doesn’t agree with my opinion.

The Imperfect 1st—Love or Hate

The first human to truly fly came from the Republic of the United States of America.

The first human to walk on the moon came from the Republic of the United States of America.

In a country so great, there have been many firsts in its history.

Throughout the world’s history, the USA has led the way.

The USA is not perfect—not even close.

Who or what is?

But what many fail to mention is that it is perfect in its heart and intent.

In 1776 a blessed idea was formulated and written. An idea that had never been fully spoken or composed by any country in history.

It was another first.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

From 1776 to 1863 the words were not reality.  The country lived in conflict and in 1861 a great war was fought to make the words a reality.  It wasn’t integrated perfectly—nor is it even today—but the USA formed a republic that gave the chance to end such a horrible evil as slavery.

Juneteenth makes assertions that are false, as do other organizations.  Some even make the claim that systemic racism exists in our country today.

It does not.

Racism exists in the USA today.  But it obviously does not exist systemically.

I will use the fact that so many Americans of different walks of life and genetic profiles are now reaping the rewards of this great country, financially, as well as in status.  Moreover, I will declare that a black American not only became president, but was reelected.

If in fact our country was systemically racist, none of the above, and many other instances of abundance would have occurred.

I have seen many of the world’s impoverished acquire massive financial gain in the United States.

The United States has helped to lift many penniless and disadvantaged people into financial wealth.

Some claim that a police officer placing his knee on a black man’s neck proves that our country is systemically racist.

No it doesn’t.  It only proves that a bad cop did a bad thing and a black man died because of it.

I myself am a minority, a 3rdgeneration American man of Latin origin.

I was not raised as a Spanish-American, or an Italian-American.

I was raised an American.

I am a man who loves the Republic of the United States of America.

There’s a saying that people say nowadays.  True love is loving someone despite their imperfections.

I think that can be relatable to a country.

Even though the USA is imperfect, I will love it to my last breath.


Photos: Aaron Burden

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