in history have we ever seen such a degree of bigotry, racism, and
xenophobia that is present in America today? And as bad as it is,
there is no question but that it is growing ever worse. It’s like a
plague spreading across America and if it continues on its present
course, with nothing being done about it, it will become
happened to that nation that
once was referred to as a
melting pot, i.e.,
fusion of nationalities, cultures,
influx of immigrants came
and cultures. Those immigrants were accepted into this country and
tolerated because they were needed to do the difficult manual labor
that built the foundations of America such as the railroads, power
the words that are inscribed on a plaque on the grounds of the Statue
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
the years these immigrants from other countries and their children
to this country and many
of them easily
into the American culture. That
was a good thing
of them were
never accepted as equals to the original immigrants, largely
from England, especially if the color of their skin wasn’t white
they weren’t of the Christian faith.
general rule for immigrant assimilation was
that they could enter
into the American family if
they: accepted English as the national language and, if
took steps to learn it as soon as possible. Next they were expected
to adopt the “Protestant work ethic, and third they were also
expected to become a part of America’s culture and not cling to
their own. As we know some did and some just refused to do so,
and that made them a kind of second
American at best in the eyes of “true” Americans.
if we look at the America of today we see a
nation and people that have pretty
blended into one culture, with
people who seem to share the same
follow the same principles of ethics and morality. And
yet this is not what entirely the case for
below the surface there is a simmering discontent and bitterness by
there are those
Americans who have been in this country all their lives but still
are second class citizens because of the
hatred they feel coming from some
of their fellow Americans.
Then we have those in this country, many of them white supremacists
who hate other Americans because they are afraid that, in the future,
they will become the minority in America.
could not be more evident that something is really wrong, that this
country, over the decades, has become more divided than ever, that
there is more suspicion and fear of others. That we live in a country
in which we are not all pulling together for the same objectives.
There is more hatred of others for various reasons that I have ever
seen during my lifetime. These various elements of our society, that
are not white Caucasians are in distinct danger of becoming an
endangered species. They are targets for the haters.
there are those who have no use for others not like themselves,
especially illegal immigrants; but they still seem to like or
tolerate the many things that these outcasts do for them, such as:
- harvesting the fruits and vegetables and other agricultural products they like in states like California, Florida, Colorado, and others.
- when they work for very low wages in businesses, including Trump’s, across America.
- when they wash their cars, work as busboys and girls in restaurants, and do their landscaping.
worked as a volunteer for many years at a hospital. I know for a fact
that there are many doctors and technicians working in hospitals
across America that are Muslims who are quite competent at what they
do and are very friendly toward everyone. I’m sure Trump and his
supporters want nothing to do with them.
people have their own sexual orientation but do not harm anyone and
many of them make contributions to our society. But the the gay
haters in our country will still condemn them no matter what they do.
Trump and his Republican bootlickers try to do things to harm them in
a typical headline from Truthout.org, a typical one that we see so
often relative to how Trump and Republicans discriminate against the
gay community: It reports that the ”Trump Administration, “Wants
to Deny Health Care to LGBTQ
the next logical question is why?
is like a drum major leading his lemmings, that 40% of Americans who
approve of anything and everything he says and does, down the path of
hatred toward Muslims, Hispanics, African Americans and minorities in
general. He tried to ban all entry of Muslims into this country but
was stopped by a judge. He is calling illegal immigrants who are
seeking asylum invaders, murderers, rapists and the like. He is
fanning the flames of hate and associated violence.
me say one more thing about those Trump supporters. Based on what
this article says about bigotry and the like, this special breed of
Americans who fully accept everything he says, should hang their
heads in shame.
ran across this
the Huffington Post website.
Vander Voort, the newly
spokeswoman at the Interior Department, voiced support for more
surveillance of Muslim communities and argued that attacks by radical
self-proclaimed Muslim groups pose a far bigger threat to society
than climate change during a 2017 interview full of Islamophobic and
What conclusions can we draw from all this? It’s simply that white supremacy is alive and well in America, it’s growing, and we have a president who is acting as its titular head. Two things we must do. Remove this president from office through the Mueller report or soundly defeat him in the 2020 elections.
We need to put a new president into office, one who follows the principles of ethics and morality; a president who will lead this country its people and, this Congress, in new directions.
And one of those directions will be to continually emphasize that we are one nation and people, that we must all pull together or we will pull this country apart. We need to work very hard to remove this bigotry, racism, and xenophobia from our country before this condition becomes irreversible.