JetBlue is a discount airline with a big heart. Headquartered in Long Island, New York, the company announced they would provide free airfare to New York City for the funerals of New York police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were ambushed and assassinated as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn.
The assailant, who committed suicide after the slaying, reportedly tweeted that his murderous actions were taken in revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
JetBlue has offered free airfare to permit every police department in the United States to send two officers to the funeral. Millions of Americans have saluted the generosity of the airline, however, an abusive vocal minority, including professional protesters and anarchists, have denounced JetBlue by tweeting defamatory insults, such as the following:
@JetBlue is perfect example of white corporate America perpetuating white supremacy in police brutality #BlackLivesMatter”
@JetBlue SUPPORTS POLICE BRUTALITY!!
@JetBlue yes, they are a shitty company, would not be surprised if they are racists.
Unfortunately for the pea-brained individuals behind these tweets, and thousands of others who share their supposed outrage, the battle cry of “racism” has lost all meaning. It has been so politicized over the years that it is no longer a threatening phrase due to its misplaced use. If one opines that Michelle Obama wore an inappropriate outfit to a state dinner, cries of racism will ring out. (albeit Michelle is always perfectly outfitted).
Obama’s oval office open-door policy with race-baiter Al Sharpton is another in a long-line of White House missteps. I still shudder thinking about President Obama’s public statement that “Trayvon Martin could be my son”, a missive that did nothing to help race relations in America.
I congratulate JetBlue for their corporate generosity in facilitating a large turn out for the funerals of an Asian and a Latino police officer who were murdered, only because they wore the blue uniform. How is that racist?
Lawdiva aka Georgialee Lang