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By Ben Rozier
Mayor of Bloomingdale GA


“What is privilege? ... Privilege is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job. Privilege is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance. Privilege is having a Smartphone with a Data plan which you receive no bill for.

“Privilege is living in public subsidized housing where you don’t have a water bill, where rising property taxes and rents and energy costs have absolutely no effect on the amount of food you can put on your table.

“Privilege is the ability to go march against, and protest against anything that triggers you, without worry about calling out of work and the consequences that accompany such behavior.

“Privilege is having as many children as you want, regardless of your employment status, and be able to send them off to daycare or school you don’t pay for.
“Privilege is sending your kids to school early for the before school programs and breakfast, and then keeping them there for the after school program ... all at no cost to you ... paid for by the people who DO HAVE TO DEAL WITH RISING TAXES AND COSTS! ... you know, us so called ‘PRIVILEGED’ the ones who pay while you TAKE TAKE TAKE!”



Bloomingdale is a Savannah suburb with a population of about 2,700.
 

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The more you give someone the more they believe they're ENTITLED to.
(this applies to both ends of the socioeconomic scale)
 
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Two consecutive weekends of demonstrations in the small coastal Georgia town of Bloomingdale have led to nothing but stiff resolve from Mayor Ben Rozier, who is refusing requests to resign after a controversial Facebook post.
Rozier posted the message on the Gossip Bloomingdale GA Facebook group on June 16, alluding that being on government assistance was “privilege.” Bloomingdale is a Savannah suburb with a population of about 2,700.

Rozier told WSAV he regrets the post he made on Facebook but has no plans to resign.

For the second weekend in a row, a small group of demonstrators gathered Saturday in front of Bloomingdale City Hall demanding the resignation of Mayor Ben Rozier, whose controversial June 16 Facebook comments about “privilege” prompted widespread backlash and national media attention.

Rozier’s contentious June 16 “privilege” post in the Gossip Bloomingdale GA Facebook group went viral and was roundly condemned as a racially charged attack on welfare recipients.


During Saturday’s demonstration at Bloomingdale City Hall, Garden City City Councilman “Ricky” Lassiter joined the multiracial crowd of local activists demanding Rozier’s resignation.

“If a person sitting in office is making blatant racial remarks, and the council voted on it and he still doesn’t resign, I’m going to support what’s right,” said Lassiter, adding that he sees the Bloomingdale demonstrations as indicative of a growing anti-discrimination movement across Chatham County.

Hannah Minter, an organizer of Saturday’s demonstration, said that while Rozier’s comments have tarnished Bloomingdale’s reputation nationally, many locals still support the mayor.

“I think he’s being emboldened by racist people in our community,” Minter said of Rozier. “He doesn’t stand for all the people in Bloomingdale.”

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Racially charged remark?
The only thing I see racial about it is those calling it racial. He made no mention of race. All or part of that fits just as many whites as blacks. And a lot of that fits a lot of white college kids that have never worked a day in their lives from affluent families.

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Racially charged remark?
The only thing I see racial about it is those calling it racial. He made no mention of race. All or part of that fits just as many whites as blacks. And a lot of that fits a lot of white college kids that have never worked a day in their lives from affluent families.

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The problem with the message is that it does not meet the Communist - Socialist agenda, therefore the message and its creator MUST GO. The message is a true statement that fits with the behavior of those protesting, why they protest? simply because, as the message says, they do not have to work due to have their rent, school, child education, and food paid for. Who is paying? US, the working people who do have to pay for the same necessities and, due to have to work, do not have time to go on useless protests.
 

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Rev. Theodore Rothrock from St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel

In Rothrock's original message posted on Sunday, June 28,

He wrote that the church must oppose Black Lives Matter and Antifa and carry the "message of peace."
"The only lives that matter are their own and the only power they seek is their own,"
Rothrock wrote of Black Lives Matter organizers.
"They are wolves in wolves clothing, masked thieves and bandits, seeking only to devour the life of the poor and profit from the fear of others.
They are maggots and parasites at best, feeding off the isolation of addiction and broken families, and offering to replace any current frustration and anxiety with more misery and greater resentment."

Bishop Timothy Doherty suspended the Rev. Theodore Rothrock on Wednesday.
"The Bishop expresses pastoral concern for the affected communities," the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana said in a statement Wednesday.
"The suspension offers the Bishop an opportunity for pastoral discernment for the good of the diocese and for the good of Father Rothrock."
 

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He should run for office and get out of the narrow minded preaching business. He’s smarter than they are.
 

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We are all privileged to live in this great country. That is the most valuable privilege anyone can have.

I have been around the world in the Navy and seen some horrible places. I would rather live here without any special privileges than live some of those places with special privileges.
 

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Privilege-Being a mom, who tanked raising her children properly, then when these kids illegally access and misuse a firearm, all of a sudden, "Moms Demand Action"...
 

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These liberal ingrates should come here and work on my farm for a few weeks, and see what privilege this old white guy has. I suspect most wouldn't last a full day.
 
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Republican Indiana state Sen. Aaron Freeman is facing calls to resign from one of his Democratic colleagues after a 3-year-old video surfaced of negative comments he made about the Black Lives Matter movement.

At the 2016 Republican National Convention, Freeman told a correspondent of the show "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" that he didn't support the movement, which at the time was speaking out on the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

"You know, this Black Lives Matter movement, I just don't think it's helpful to the country," he said at the time. "...I don't know what their purpose is."

Freeman went on to say that the chances of getting killed by police are "nonexistent" if you respect law enforcement.

"I was a prosecutor who brought cases before a grand jury for police action shootings," Freeman said.
"Your chances of being shot by police are nonexistent if you respect authority, if you don't pull a gun on them, if you don't run from them, if you cooperate with law enforcement.
Put your hand on the steering wheel and play along with what they ask you to do."

State Sen. Eddie Melton, a Democratic member of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus, is asking Freeman to drop from his reelection bid

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