As I am sure everyone has seen or heard, there are multitudes of protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by a police officer. Many CEOs have been falling all over themselves to say how dismayed they are and how they will do better. Some have even apologized. I am not here to do that. Do you know why? I haven't done anything wrong. We cannot visit the sins of the fathers upon us today. Looting, rioting and other lawlessness done today in the name of the past is wrong and changes nothing. In fact, it likely has the opposite effect.
Aside from trucking, one of the things I do is help people bring forth their unique talents to the marketplace. There are about 4.5 Billion people on earth with internet access. You don't need to find that many to make a living. I know this works as I have helped numerous people change their lives by using their knowledge and abilities to help others. Those protesting lack of opportunity in America are sorely mistaken. They are blinded by rage and a mob mentality. A mentality of poverty that will prevent opportunity from enriching their lives.
When we oppose each other based on color or any other identifying trait we lose all perspective and we lose the ability to make rational sense of an argument. To dislike me because of things that happened to someone you never met hundreds of years ago is absurd. To loot a Best Buy changes nothing. I see Wal-Mart is reducing their hours to keep their employees safe. This has the ironic effect of putting out of work those that may need work the most.
As long as people are identified as a color, race, ethnic background, sexual preference or any of the other ways we separate each other into groups we will never advance as a country. If you hyphenate yourself you separate yourself. We are all people without a hypen.
Injustices done in the past to a group are not cured today by injustice done to a different group. An injustice is cured by equal opportunity. Don't try to tell me there is more or less opportunity for someone based on their physical appearance. I've helped all kinds of people change their situation for the better no matter their race.
Let me know when we are all just people.
As protesters clog the streets it may be more important than ever to have evidence of exactly what happened outside your truck. THIS dashcam is what I use and you should, too.
See you on the road!
Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.