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Which color should be our concern?

First, I should probably state I am white. I (and this country) have been told recently by some other white folks we need to fear an invasion of brown folks from Central America, who appear to mostly be impoverished women and children fleeing violence in their homeland. They also seem to lack the means of mounting a proper invasion. That is, they have no nukes, no tanks, no artillery, no bombs, no machine guns, and no obvious weapons of any kind.

What group of people has historically been invaders and weaponized killers in our history? Who largely succeeded in eradicating the red man of the Americas? Who captured and enslaved the black man? Who started the Civil War? Who started WWI and WWII (obviously not U.S. citizens, but of the same color as a majority of our population)? Who have primarily been the serial killers in our country, like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy? Who has been responsible for the mass murders at Las Vegas, Sandy Hook grade school, Sutherland Springs church, Stoneman Douglas and Columbine schools and at the synagogue in Pittsburgh, to name a few?

So: To arms, to arms! The brown people are coming to get us. But probably just us white folks.

Bruce Bentley

Coralville

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