In a Deep South crowd of over 10,000 people, with more pickup trucks and people with concealed carry than you could shake a stick at, not one person reacted at all.
For the past 25 years, Saint Augustine in Florida has held their annual ‘Nights Of Lights‘ tree lighting festival that has grown so large National Geographic has named it as one of the top 10 holiday lights festivals in the world . And for the second year in a row, it has become the target of malicious hate group, Black Lives Matter.
Since 2011, we have been blessed to live in Saint Augustine, a city that is one of the most ethnically diverse places I’ve ever been to. Every summer, over 8 million tourists from around the world come here to enjoy the sights and sounds of America’s oldest city. Originally settled by Spain in 1565, spanish culture and history are on display everywhere you look. Walk along historic Saint George Street and you will see people of all races and colors living and working together side by side in harmony.
Not once in all these years have I ever heard someone utter the ‘n word’ outside of a rap song, and neither have I seen any public examples of racism, or preferential treatment given or withheld to someone because of their skin color. All in all, Saint Augustine is a near perfect place to live, and the people here border on blissfully happy.
So why the heck is Black Lives Matter coming here and calling Saint Augustine the ‘most racist city’ in America?
Because they’re looking for trouble, that’s why. And what better place to find it than at a huge holiday tree lighting festival that attracts a crowd of over 10,000 people? How great would it be, as they taunt the holiday revellers with chants of ‘Amerika KKK’ and ‘White Lies Matter’, if they could get just a few of those southern ‘good ol boys’ to take their poison bait and react? Think of the publicity that would generate on CNN, who would play it on an endless loop. That’s what hate merchants like this group live for.
But guess what? In a Deep South crowd of over 10,000 people, with more pickup trucks and people with concealed carry than you could shake a stick at, not one person reacted at all. There was no name calling, no one grabbed signs out of their hands, no physical altercations of any kind from that massive crowd. Black Lives Matter came looking for hatred and headlines, and were wonderfully and marvelously denied.
Love won out over hate tonight, and it was beautiful. Thank you, Saint Augustine, I was so proud of my town tonight.