Blake Williams was a close friend. He was Native American, conservative, and patriotic. As a religious man he always remembered the sabbath day and kept it holy.
This is not his obituary, but he recently passed away—suddenly, and unexpectedly—at the age of 59.
Blake was a famous New Mexico radio personality. He lived on a ranch with 10 pets and horses. When I last saw him for lunch he was driving an old pickup truck with cracked windshield and hay in the back. He wore a black cowboy hat, white canvas duster, jeans, boots, and toted a licensed, single-action revolver in an old-style Mexican vacquero holster
Blake was gay. He was a man who had been with women, but preferred other men. He had been with one partner for 17 years when he died.
I point out his patriotic, pro-Trump background to maybe help dispell pre-conceptions or prejudiced thinking about “all gays.” Blake Williams was concerned about a perceived liberal tilt to all his gay brethren.
He said this of himself:
“Blake Williams was born and raised in a rural part the southwestern United States surrounded by cotton farms. At 13 years old, he discovered the magic of radio broadcasting.
“It’s been 45 years since beginning a life-long career in broadcasting which includes a year aboard the “pirate” station Radio Caroline off the coast of England in 1984….
“…Blake lives and works in a red part of the very blue state of New Mexico.”
Before Blake died he wrote me an email which I suggested he convert to an article and publish, which he did. I find it prophetically relevant to current day headlines, and compelling. It confirms to me that there are no monolithic voting blocs. That votes come from everywhere—from different philosophies, and ways of life. It makes me hope for sweeping conservative victories in November, and in 2020.
Here’s Blake Williams’ article:
WHEN OBAMA WON I DIDN’T BREAK AND BURN THINGS
By Blake Williams, November 11, 2016
You know what?
I was incredibly depressed on election day. I was pretty sure Clinton was going to win and our country was going to finally be over. The Constitution would have a match put to it, and Hillary would have completed what Obama started as far as the “transformation of America”. In four years no one would be able to recognize the land of liberty.
In four years the first and second amendment would have been “modified” to the point of being pointless. Our taxes were certain to have been raised. Obamas’ refugees would be overflowing in our streets (not that they aren’t already). Police officers would have to hire politically correct protection. Our military would continue to be diminished. Political correctness would replace common sense completely.
But this didn’t happen. Enough of us who have had enough of Obama came out and took to the polls.
I will tell you; I almost felt like breaking and burning stuff when Obama was elected and then re-elected. I felt like rioting when Obama Care was passed without any representation from ANYONE on the right. I bit my lip.
But, I did not go out and break other people’s things and burn their property. Why? Well, a long time ago it was instilled into me that it was wrong to do these things. I feel it’s wrong to do these things even today.
We do not riot. We do not “protest.”
I have a pretty good idea where these “folks” are getting their marching orders from. And it’s not the U.S. Constitution.
One thing that really disappoints me is the lack of response from Obama. As President of the United States he should take to TV and explain to these people that this is wrong. He should explain how the rioting is only hurting innocent people and how it also hurts those who are acting like a bunch of nut-cases in the streets. Nothing good will come of it.
Other people—-like me, or you—-we will therefore not listen to the arguments of these “activists” with compassion or care. All that this sort of violent activity is accomplishing is angering people like us. It confirms to us that our decision to elect President Elect Trump was the right decision.
The hell of it is, that all this violence and intolerance’s is EXACTLY what the rioters are supposedly protesting against!
If Obama were a character on Star Trek, I can hear him say “Damn it Jim, I’m a Community Organizer, not the President!!!!”
Beam me up Scotty.