My Point of View/By Rolando Larraz
I spent the first three hours of Memorial Day calling and talking to many of the veterans of different U.S. Armed Forces. I wanted to personally thank each and every one of them for their service to this great nation.
I know I may have missed a few of them, either because I am not privy to their day-off telephone numbers or because I do not know that they have served the country; nevertheless, I tried to thank as many people as I could for their part in giving us the freedom that we used to have until January 20th of this year.
After that, I had my breakfast and started watching television. I saw the tweet that “president” Harris sent in the morning where she hoped people would “enjoy the long weekend.” Vice President of the United States of America I could not believe what I was watching and hearing from the alleged .
The other day, a dear friend, someone who I respect very much, surprised me by telling me that I am a racist because I told her that we have a Vice President who is acting and behaving as only a president should.
The Vice President attends meetings with leaders of other nations and takes over many of the president’s duties for unknown reasons, because the president is nowhere to be found.
The president may be in the basement of his home where he was most of the time while running for his Vice President to become the phantom President, but no one is in the position to pinpoint the truth and nothing but the truth.
I don’t understand why my friend — who is a beautiful, intelligent businesswoman — is mixing racism with political opinion when one thing has nothing to do with the other.
For years I have been saying that people have the habit of confusing racism with opinion; nowadays one cannot differ from someone who is Black, homosexual, Hispanic, or falls into any other specific category without being accused of being racist, and this is a real example of my point of view.
My friend, who, by the way, is Black and a woman, and who is also intelligent, educated and a successful business person, is accusing me of racism and is calling my opinion of the Vice President racist.
I may not have many friends, but those whom I do call my friends are in fact friends regardless of the color of their skin, their
nationality or sexual orientation, even if in many cases I may not agree with their opinions. I believe that friends are friends through good and bad times, right or wrong.
I did not refer to the Vice President as the “President” on my own: the President himself has referred to his Vice President as the
President: if you think I am wrong, there are videos by alleged “credible” news sources to prove me right.
During this last “long weekend” I heard on several different television stations newscasters talking and commenting about the fact
that the President refers to his Vice President as President Harris. I couldn’t care less what color or what nationality Kamala Harris is, or what label she likes to assume. I never met her, and before she entered the race for president, I never even heard her name or knew that she existed, regardless of anything else about her.
My opinion is that I believe she got to where she is today by using her body, but not her brains, experience or political knowledge.
I probably have a very different mentality than most people have about friendship. I accept my friends with all their faults as well as their qualities as long as they do not interfere with my own and as long as we respect each other.
Those whom I call my friends are very much aware of how I am and who I am. I do not believe that I have to pat a person on the back everyday to show my friendship; and when a friend of mind is sick, I might not visit them every day because I know that when people are sick, the last thing they want is to have visitors and have to try to show hospitality, but I will call to check on the “patient” to see if there is anything I can do or help with.
If a friend for any reason is incarcerated, I make sure that I visit that friend and make sure that I put some money on the books but if I don’t do that, it is either because that person is not a real friend or the reason the friend is behind bars is something very much removed from my beliefs and my conscience because despite what my enemies believe, I do have a conscience.
I keep saying that I am not going to touch this subject anymore, but for some reason I keep wanting to reply when people I respect accuse me of something that is not true.
My name is Rolando Larraz, and as always, I approved this column.
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Rolando Larraz is Editor in Chief of the Las Vegas Tribune. His column appears weekly in this newspaper. To contact Rolando Larraz, email him at: Rlarraz@lasvegastribune.com or at 702-272-4634.
My Point of View/By Rolando Larraz