The Gantt Report
By Lucius Gantt
America’s closets Klansmen are trying to take a LGBT anthem as their own! The Diana Ross tune “I’m Coming Out” is a favorite for people that want to reveal their sexuality.
And, it is equally a favorite for people that want to expose their hidden racism!
Many people around the world are upset with a public relations executive that used social media for an ugly post about the AIDS problem in Africa.
However, you can find far worse Twitter tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram posts every day you go online!
Nowadays, white separatists, white segregationists and white racists along with Black bigots and other biased internet users can say any distasteful, disparaging, disrespectful and negative comments they want to about people that they don’t care for.
As an editorial columnist, one might say that I, too, say some colorful things about people in The Gantt Report but there is one huge difference.
Gantt Report columns are not based on racial motivations.
The Gantt Report discusses both the good and bad things about all people. I’ll criticize my own kind just as quickly as I’ll criticize people that are not like me. I try to write the truth about people and I don’t care if you’re Black, white or sky blue pink!
My problem is this: It is not necessary to hide behind a sheet, a mask or some other disguise to say hateful things about people.
Today, all you have to do is hide behind a fake internet name!
I, personally claim all of my writings even though I’m aware that every now and then Gantt Report readers will really let me know if a Gantt Report column is published that they disagree with or they just don’t like.
I have to take the bitter with the sweet. If I’m going accept any praise for The Gantt Report I’m also going to have to respect the criticism.
The internet has created a whole new generation of digital closet Klansmen, digital neo-Nazis and digital domestic terrorists!
We all have “friends”, neighbors and coworkers that hate President Obama but they will seldom, if ever, share their dislike for the President with you face to face.
But they will use, home computers, office computers, tablets and notebooks to create internet “fake names” to spew all of the hate and bias they want to.
The President is not the only Black person that people with fake internet names love to post about. The digital sheet wearers hate Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Minister Louis Farrakhan. People using fake internet names hated Trayvon Martin and they also hate Michael Vick!
I love media organizations but America’s newspapers encourages internet hate by allowing people to use fake names to post any hateful or wrong thing they want to.
If people were required to use real names and real contact information like I do some of this new age digital hate would be mitigated!
Real people in America are entitled to free speech but fake people with fake internet names are not entitled to any Constitutional rights, in my humble opinion. (Buy Gantt’s book “Beast Too: Dead Man Writing” for the perfect holiday gift. Contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)