Silent Majority Finally Speaks Out – Sea of Blue

From WKYC TV:

CLEVELAND — They called it the Sea of Blue and that’s exactly what it was as thousands packed downtown Saturday to rally for police officers.

They covered Public Square as supporters were not only rallying for the officers killed in the line of duty, but for every officer and even for people killed at the hands of officers.

“I see signs out here that say blue lives matter and you know what they are abso-freakin’-lutely right,” said WTAM host Bob Frantz. “I have also seen signs that say black lives matter and you know what they are abso-freakin’-lutely right.”

After rallying at Public Square the group walked to the Peace Officers Memorial. There were no chants, no slogans, just a silent march.

A couple dozen hopelessly outnumbered anti-police protesters also showed up, but the Sea of Blue speakers actually included some of their concerns in their remarks.

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“All lives matter,” said officer Mike O’Neill. “White lives, black lives, everybody’s lives matter. This has been a peaceful show of the silent majority. I think people are just tired of what’s going on around the country.”

“This needed to happen and I’m so glad it happened in Cleveland,” said supporter Angela DidDomenico. “I hope tomorrow it happens in New Orleans or Atlanta.

“I already got an inquiry from a dispatcher in Tennessee who wants to do the same thing in Tennessee,” said organizer Mary Jo Graves.

Rally speakers also addressed the Department of Justice report against Cleveland police saying that it’s a fictional story due to a higher percentage of arrest without the use of force.

“They do a job that most of us are not brave enough to do,” said supporter Grace Leon.

“Police officers will take a bullet for your life and their lives and we need your children to know that,” said Frantz.

According to the group’s Facebook page, they raised more than $20,000 from selling those sea of blue t-shirts and hoodies. They plan to donate that money to the Northeast Ohio Fallen Heroes Fund.

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The MSM is complicit in furthering the divide with their one-sided approach, so it’s highly doubtful you’ll see coverage of this event on places like MSNBC or any news media for that matter. It is encouraging to at least see it at a local level and to read that other cities are interested in creating the same type of event is also encouraging. It’s about time the good guys spoke up and this is what we’ve needed since this debacle started. Cleveland alone won’t cut it though – we’re at a point where only massive and widespread counter protests, as well as media coverage will make a difference.

The discouraging side to this story is that we’re at a place in our history where we need a sea of blue protesters to counteract racist tactics at all. It’s been roughly 60 years since we witnessed similar situations, but we figured it out and moved on. There are a few exceptions to this repeat of history though, because the protestors who marched in the streets in the Sixties didn’t smash windows, rob and burn down businesses. The government then wasn’t full of racists pushing their own agenda and they weren’t being advised by race-baiting phony reverends.

The guys in Cleveland used this event to raise money they can donate to a worthy cause – I wonder which charity the anti-police protesters will choose to receive the funds they raise.

~Kathy

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8 Responses to Silent Majority Finally Speaks Out – Sea of Blue

  1. Terry says:

    Great post Kathy. Hopefully some of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters came away with a bit better perspective of what is REALLY going on. But sadly, many of them don’t care.

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  3. captbogus2 says:

    Any time you have a position of power you have a position of potential abuse. The more power, the more potential for abuse.
    I do not agree with militarized police. I do not agree with police closing ranks around the cop who has abused his power. That has been what turned many folks away from support. That has bread the atmosphere in which cops are, falsely accused of unprovoked killing. It has been the excuse for looting, rioting and plunder and, now the deadly assault on the police.
    But a war on the police, the wanton killing…murdering…of police needs to be fought by every law abiding citizen in the country.
    And the police need to shed the mindset that only they should keep and bear arms. The police, at best, are support for the people. They carry their weapon to defend THEMSELVES, why do they not believe you have the same right?
    Get right with that and they will have an army of support.

    • Kathy says:

      Well said, Cap. “The more power, the more potential for abuse” and we’ve seen that take place from the very top at the White House all the way down to city cops. Right now the bulk of that abuse of power is coming from DC and the cops are on their own. They cannot protect themselves and then be expected to protect the citizens when half of those citizens are trying to kill them.

      As was pointed out in Terry’s piece, the difference in the mindset of most blacks versus whites is central to this problem. They think the rules don’t apply to them and all the cops are working for ‘da man’. It’s going to take more than one Sea of Blue effort to offset that. It could take Civil War Part II.

  4. captbogus2 says:

    …has bred the atmosphere…

  5. I.R. Wayright says:

    “The guys in Cleveland used this event to raise money they can donate to a worthy cause – I wonder which charity the anti-police protesters will choose to receive the funds they raise.”

    ~Kathy

    Let me guess. The Al Sharpton tax relief fund or the CPUSA.

    • Kathy says:

      I’d bet you’re right, IR, that is if they were raising money. Instead they’re getting paid and bussed in to protest and destroy property.