Officer fired for social media post on his personal page about the definition of “privilege” – this is getting ridiculous

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SAVANNAH, GA – A Savannah Police officer was fired for a Facebook post because community activists said the post was “racist.”

Edwin Myrick shared another person’s post that was a definition of “privilege.”

The problem was, this specific definition didn’t go along with the current social mores being propagated by far left organizations.  Currently, the far left insist that privilege can only be defined by the color of one’s skin.

Of course, they infer, white skin is the only measure of privilege.

In contrast, Myrick’s repost asserted that privilege can be getting a lot of free things from the government and not having to work.  How this can be considered racists is beyond me. 

See the photo below to read his post:

Facebook post
Facebook post

Let’s discuss the ability to protest without calling into work:  Many of the people currently protesting are college age.  They are students. They are the ones complaining about student loans.

But did you know that when a student takes out a student loan, the funds are not paid directly to the school? They are paid directly to the student.  AND the amount of the loan isn’t based upon need.  It’s based upon the school year, freshman, sophomore, etc.

So, a student could receive a loan and have proceeds left over to live on, buy $300 beats headphones and not have to declare any type of income EVEN IF THEY ARE LIVING AT HOME and their parents are collecting welfare.

Furthermore, of 43 million food stamp recipients in 2016, 36.2% were white and 25.6% were black. So, since more “welfare” recipients were white, it would appear that Myrick’s repost was defining the privilege of getting free stuff and it had nothing to do with race.

Therefore, it would not be racist.

So, Myrick posted something that “appeared to be” or “might have been” racist, and that’s enough to get him fired from his job?  Has the whole world gone stark raving mad? 

After being made aware of the complaint against his post, Myrick said:

“For someone to just assume what I am feeling inside my heart as racism because I am a white police officer is frankly very disappointing.”

Then after he was fired, he said:

“If you take [an] employee and you just terminate them without having some kind of dialogue of intent, then you’re really doing an injustice to the city of Savannah and you are unbelievably destroying the morale of the police department.” 

Sergeant Richard Wiggins interviewed Myrick. WSAV posted a summary of that interview, which is as follows:

“APO Myrick stated when he read the post, it did not mean much other than that the post was talking about ‘himself’ in some ways. APO Myrick stated that prior to SPD, he was the Director of Emergency Management for Effingham County.

“When that position was dissolved, he had to go on government assistance. APO Myrick stated he felt privileged that he was able to take care of his family by reaching out to a resource that was available.”

But, per the current cancel culture, his explanation or history didn’t matter.

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The firing of Edwin Myrick comes on the heals of the Mt. Ascutney Vermont school district’s decision to relieve a school principal of her duties after she posted the following on Facebook:

“I firmly believe that Black Lives Matter, but I DO NOT agree with the coercive measures taken to get to this point across; some of which are falsified in an attempt to prove a point. While I want to get behind BLM, I do not think people should be made to feel they have to choose black race over human race.

“While I understand the urgency to feel compelled to advocate for black lives, what about our fellow law enforcement? What about all others who advocate for and demand equity for all? Just because I don’t walk around with a BLM sign should not mean I am a racist [sic]”

The school board said that Tiffany Riley’s post did not reflect the values of the district.  It’s hard to see what values the board didn’t agree with:

Did they not agree that the human race is important? 

Did they not agree that law enforcement is important? 

Do they not believe in equality for all?

What has happened to Edwin Myrick and what is happening to Tiffany Riley should be a wake up call to all good citizens and law abiding Americans.  Your first amendment rights are under attack.  They are under a major attack, and if you don’t keep your thoughts to yourself and profess the same liberal dribble as the leftist movement, they will attack you.

They will take away your livelihood and make damn sure you are punished for having a different opinion.

This is about way more than higher taxes and socialized medicine.  This is about our very rights to express ourselves without fear of reprisal. 

The “thought police” are on a war path, and if we don’t fight back and demand out rights be left in tact, all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary, we will be sitting around watching state TV and wondering what happened before we know it.

 

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