Still, many "respectable" Latins have the Yankee activist mindset that characterized the Civil Rights Movement and also of SJWs, though SJWs have taken that mindset further in seeking not only "justice" or "equality" but greater sanctions against those who disagree.
Perhaps these Latins are just naive pawns who do not understand that they are providing excuses for the state to have greater power to eradicate wrong-think and freedom, even if that freedom is exercised in a way with which these moralists disapprove. Don't be a dupe for mass politics or mass movements, even if they claim to be promoting principles with which you agree, whether it be "equality," or "the common good." First determine whether you actually embody these principles in your own lives and in your relations with others, and if you don't, figure out whether you are a hypocrite or whether you have a good reason for not doing so.
Is this just the beginning of more orchestrated violence for the summer? I don't know, but statements such as the USCCB's will not do anything to fix the problem, not when many of the bishops perhaps caved too quickly to the civil authorities in closing their churches. Without liturgical services and the meeting of their community, what sort of basic witness can they provide to their non-Catholic neighbors as an "institution"? How many of these peacemakers would be willing to go out to take a stand against antifa and the destruction of property?
Any attempt to forge a politics of the common good, it should go without saying, must be explicitly, publicly, uncompromisingly anti-racist.— Brandon McGinley (@brandonmcg) May 29, 2020
CWR/CNA: ‘Racism is not a thing of the past’ – US bishops respond to George Floyd killing
Seven U.S. bishop chairmen of committees within the #USCCB have issued a statement in the wake of the death of #GeorgeFloyd and the protests which have broken out in Minneapolis and in other cities in the U.S.: https://t.co/BBfi5YPuS2. pic.twitter.com/KbsIiijmrY— U.S. Catholic Bishops (@USCCB) May 29, 2020
Here's the press statement: Statement of U.S. Bishop Chairmen in Wake of Death of George Floyd and National Protests
“The Pope made it palpably clear that he is a friend of the Negro people, and asked me to tell the American Negroes that he is committed to the cause of civil rights in the United States.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after meeting Pope St. Paul VI, whose feast we celebrate today pic.twitter.com/a0WSTKuJDz— Quang D. Tran, S.J. (@LeMeTellUSumtin) May 29, 2020