Division among US

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Just an old man's view on the state of the union.

So you're buying into the idea that the good old USA is divided and will never recover. Is that the problem, Buckey?

Well here is a tip that I've learned from the past, there are a bunch of finger-pointing malcontents that think everyone is getting a better deal than they are, all the time.

They like to believe that any rumor is the truth, but only when the rumor fits what they want to believe.

And another thing, they will always believe that Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Jews, Catholics, Muslims, etc., are getting a better deal than you are. Why? Because it is their hands that are in the Taxpayer's cookie-jar. At least, that is what they think and want to believe.

Well I'm sorry, this kind of thinking is nothing new. We and our ancestors have been singing that same tune, like, forever.

 

You think being bigoted is on the rise. Not hardly. It certainly is more noticeable, as of late, but it is far less of a problem than it used to be. That said, it still doesn't make it right.

I'm 75 years old and I remember when some white people called every other race, or nationality, by some slang word; however, that was seldom done in mixed company.

I'm not letting anyone else off the hook, either, whites were called Trailer-Trash, Okies, Honkies and Rednecks, just to name a few.

Working in and around gas stations, mechanic's garages, manufacturing, assembly lines, and machine shops, I've heard people referred to as Chinks, Flat-heads, Wops, Square-heads, Japes, Pollocks, Kah-knock-ies, and anything else they could come up with. And believe it or not, quite often it was men pocking fun at others during normal conversations; seldom were those names said with angry overtones. But that still didn't make it right, it was just acceptable in those days, and in certain circles.

 

Might I note that people working in the offices were White Collar Workers, and in the factory we were Blue Collars; although many of us wore T-shirts, no collar at all, and the T-shirts were usually white.

 

Remember, if it wasn't for the slang word Americans called Australians, the Kiwi-fruit would still be called Chinese Gooseberries, Scotch would not be a name for a certain whiskey, and who in hell knows what a Jew's Harp would be called.

 

So who's to blame for the up-tick in Bigotry?

Let's face it, without social media we'd all think what they thought in the 1950, that everything done in our social circles was normal.

Most people don't resort to name calling, it doesn't matter what flavor they are. But some of those on the internet think they are hidden from view, (Fat Chance), and they think that they can say anything that they want to, without consequences, (until the FBI comes knocking on the door).

Some even say things just to try and hurt others, or to start an argument, (sick little people think sick things are funny, I guess.).

 

In Europe and America, in the early 1900's, it was the Jews, they were the problem for everything, or so some said.

In the USA, the problem was any nationality that was moving into your neighborhood, especially if they were Catholic or Jewish.

After WWII, it was anybody and everybody that didn't look or act like you; especially if they owned a business.

No, my friends, we don't have a rise in divisional America. We have Twitter and Face-Book, and a slue of others that help magnify our insistence to see doom coming.

The TV media is no better, if they can't find someone to cry on camera, and can't turn an everyday occurrence into some sort of Drama, well, they don't bother showing it.

 

This nation was founded on our distrust of Big Brother, (that was an English King at the time), and our dislike for taxes, (The Boston Tea Party), and it is for sure we have not shirked our duty in carrying on those traditions.

But some of us are in a state of denial. We have not come to terms with our need for government assistance and our not wanting to pay taxes to pay for such help; someone has to pay the piper.

And, of course, we have always loved to blame others when we are discontent.

Well, at least some of us have always followed that Human Tradition and the Internet magnifies our abilities to do so; --- I'm just sayin'.

 

JE Falcon

11-18-2020


Submitted: November 19, 2020

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