# Do I Come Off Like A Hater?

The intent of this website has always been truth and open discussion in search of the truth. I make some pretty unpopular comments on this site that many people are afraid to even think about for fear of reprisal. But I say these things because my research has proven to myself my opinion to be true and correct. I do not expect anyone to believe I know what I am talking about, but I do expect that if I’m not believed that those in disagreement would at least make an effort to review the data presented by sources they believe to be to be true. All of my data comes from sources recognized as reliable sources for said data.

For instance, The Washington Post Database. This data source says that the Black Population of the U.S. is approximately 13 percent, and it is. But this is where everybody has stopped looking at the data, to use 13 percent as the calculation regarding people shot by police. Now, this is simple math, and most of you know the major cities around you. If Blacks are 13 percent of the entire U.S. population, do you believe that Black people reside in everywhere America? There are communities in this Country that have 0 percent Black population. Where are the 13 percent for the 0 percent community? Well, they have added themselves to a different community, and suddenly someplace has more than 13 percent Black population. Look at major cities across America. What is the Black population percentage of the major cities in the U.S.? Surprise! 23 to 60 percent. And, if you take a look at the streets after dark you will discover that the downtown area of many cities is as much as 90 percent Black. I am not trying to make negative comments towards Blacks because they need to understand that they are being misled just like the rest of us. When you look at the actual population where these incidents happen, in many incidents the population of Blacks and Whites are both close to 33 percent each with the other percentage mixed.

Now, you don’t have to do but a couple minutes of research to ascertain I’m telling you the truth. Take a moment and then think about it. What does the Washington Post Database do? Sells newspapers, and promotes civil unrest which is another newspaper seller. All across this Country there are a lot of people making money off of racism. Look around you, people of all colors on the streets, on the Internet, and in the news. People everywhere promote racism while saying they are fighting racism. Those people are the problem. I don’t hate anyone, okay maybe an ex-wife, even that’s questionable.

Too truly combat racism, all you have to do is become color-blind and treat everybody as equal. It really is not that hard to do.

# Inappropriate Dress

This is the stupidest topic I have ever come across. Do you people realize that you are allowing individual people to require you, a grown tax-paying, law abiding adult, dress how they want you to dress? You can play fashion police all you want, but unless some part of my attire is a violation of law, you can kiss my ass . . . I will wear what I want. Let me play a little history back at ya’.

Most of my childhood through adult years I enjoyed media showing some hot looking gal, with a byline of “Just because I’m showing my ass, it isn’t an invitation for rape” or something like that. It simply made the male responsible for his inappropriate sexual conduct. Presently, we have every place, organization, business, and transportation outfit playing dress censorship and making the decision of the moral compass of the Country. Talk about getting away with being a hater.

Have you noticed that most the people being made subject of such censorship are attractive? A nurse that gets a complaint that she looks too good in her scrubs, and today a gal that gets it because her tights she wears to the gym look too good. There have been quite a few in the middle that also could be included within this rant, but it isn’t necessary. What scares me most about this bullshit is this isn’t being done in accordance with any law, these people are legally dressed. No, this is being done by some person that believes they have the right to violate the law that says you can wear that. It’s a First Amendment right in case you are wondering.

The Courts have upheld laws of censorship for schools and in the workplace, allowing the School Board and Employers to set a dress code for students and employees so that folks are not distracted by others when they should be hard at work or learning. But, when did it became law that it was legal to censor the public at large?

“What do female tourists wear in Saudi Arabia?

New public decency standards were introduced in 2019, allowing visitors to wear some western-style attire. Female travelers are no longer required to wear an abaya or a headscarf. In public places, wearing short skirts, tight trousers, and revealing tops will attract negative gazes and disapprovals. Instead, female tourists should choose a loose outfit or dress covering the shoulders, chest, and legs. Another critical consideration while dressing for Saudi Arabia is to wear only opaque fabrics. People should not be able to see the underpants through clothes.

One should stay away from bright hues like red, yellow, and green, which can draw unwelcome attention. Instead, one can choose light and muted shades. Female tourists can wear jeans, but they should make sure the top half of the outfit is long enough to cover their backside. They can wear a bikini if they stay in a villa with their private pool but cover up when not in the water.”

Is this where we are going here in America? Little by little, each day, we find a way to eliminate our Rights. Sooner or later it will become law that you don’t have any rights, but it won’t affect you. No, it will affect your children’s children that will grow up in a society that no longer has a right to choose how they want to dress, what occupation they wish to pursue, or what God they should pray to. Is that the legacy you want to leave behind?

And what really pisses me off is the people making complaint likely do not even know what this Country’s Constitution is? Or, they are the biggest hypocrite alive because every damn one of them dressed provocatively most of their younger lives and many still do, but it is not okay for anyone else to do so.

I don’t care who you are or how old you are, you do not have the right to violate anybody’s personal freedoms. And if you believe you do have such right, I hope somebody sets you straight before you cause additional harm to our Country.

# We Have All Been Lied To . . .

For years and more years lies about racial issues have been commonplace everywhere. Blacks and a whole bunch of Whites believe so seriously in all the hype of abuse towards Blacks that even when a claim proven a lie, they still believe in the lie.

• The contention that Blacks make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, so they should only get killed by police at that same 13 percent, is stupid. The information that brought about this reality was supported by a database compiled by The Washington Post in which it demonstrated the Black population at approximately 13 percent while police shootings of Blacks was above 20 percent in some cities. What people using this data is although the nation-wide black population is approximately 13 percent, in most major cities the Black population ranges from 20 to 60 percent. Also, in these same city’s Black population after dark (As in who is there to be shot by police) is close to 80 percent. The 13 percent rule is a lie
• Almost all the issues being considered for reparations are being treated as though it only a Black issue. Do you really believe that Whites only treated Blacks poorly? White people treat everyone poorly, even Whites. Every issue raised by reparations has also affected some White people in much the same way as Blacks.
• The idea that Whites have not suffered the same issues as Blacks is ridiculous. Employment, Education, and other opportunities have all been White abusive. And still continue to be. Blacks may only be a small percentage of the workforce in one category, while in others they have a much higher percentage. Players in NFL Football teams are 70 to 90 percent Black. Many occupations are at a high percentage of Blacks. When you look at percentages, look at the numbers 13 percent Black equals 1 or 2 percent White to have the same numbers.
• Educators world-wide seem to think actually researching information before they further influence our youth is not important. There is a fella named Tom Thornhill that teaches a course on White Racism in Florida. I doubt he has truly done any research into the topic and he believes there is no such thing as Black Racism. He like so many of our educators teaches to promote racism. Until such time as they actually do the research to ascertain actual facts and figures they are teaching nothing but racial disharmony and failing our education system.

Why do we have the racial issues we have today? Because somebody is making money from it. Every organization that has a race name in their title is doing all of us another dose of racism. That’s how they put food on their table. But recognize it for what it is. Racism is not that hard to fight. Just mature enough to become color-blind and learn to treat people of all colors as equals. It is really not that hard to do. Those that claim to be “Woke” aren’t. How can you be “woke” if you only know one side of the topic?

# How Did Homeless Become Cool?

Homeless is not, nor has it ever been cool. But, the way some of these people act you would think that it not only an acceptable lifestyle but a preferred way of life. Benefits of homelessness include:

• Sleeping under the stars while you wonder who is going to do what to you while you are not awake.
• Camping out with a bunch of folks that would just as soon cut your throat as do anything nice to anyone.
• No fear of rape, robbery, assault, or victim of any crime . . . Once you get used to it, you don’t fear it very much.
• You don’t have to protect your valuables. Somebody else will have them as soon as they find you on the street.
• Being filthy, dirty body, dirty clothes, serious hygiene concerns are no longer a concern, as long as you can stand your own stench.
• You get lots of attention from local government and police.
• Local business are happy to see you in their establishment. It’s okay to steal from them, ya’ all come back anytime . . .
• Don’t worry about being unemployed, the people you are camping with will find a job for you. What do you mean you won’t do that . . . Yes you will, repeatedly.
• You get used to being so hungry that your belly button touches your backbone.
• On the rare occasion that someone not homeless tries to help you, it’s acceptable to take advantage of them.
• Most camps are run by your local Park Ranger or the person most aggressive that decides he is in charge, whether you like it or not.
• That rustling in the bushes at night is probably nothing to fear until you feel it against your leg in the dark.
• You don’t have to worry about keeping the neighborhood clean, herds of mice and rats will follow behind you to maintain the neighborhood. What do you mean, that hill moved?
• You get lots of loving, by those that can hold you down . . . sometimes in groups. No worry of STD’s, you got them.
• Rummaging through trash cans and dumpsters for your meals provides a wide variety of healthy foods. Remember penicillin comes from mold. Cheese matures by molding. What are you talking about, it’s not alive, of course it is alive, can’t grow unless it is alive . . . Mmmm tasty!
• You don’t do dope! You mean you didn’t used to do dope. Now you do it, sell it, and have it stolen from you . . . Daily!
• And never forget . . . There is always a nice clean bathroom available if you need one.
• “High Street Oakland is the place to be, Homeless livin is the life for me” Sung with the music from “Green Acres” theme song . . .

I have no idea if the homeless encampment at High Street is still rooted to the area but between rioters following the death of George Floyd and the ongoing theft to retailers at one point they were talking shutting down Home Depot there. Now, almost daily there is another retailer closing their doors due to theft losses being so high. And there is no longer a safe place to shop anymore. Not all of this is due to homelessness, but a significant portion is and sooner or later it is going to effect our communities and the value of the State. California used to be prime real estate. It is losing its appeal quickly. Major retailers that have been part of the San Francisco market for many years are closing their doors. High end retailers and jewelry stores, even in populated shopping malls are brazenly attacked in broad daylight losing millions of dollars to theft and driving consumers from the area. You have to ask yourself, who will they attack when the retailers are gone.

Which brings us to the rise in Home Invasion robberies. Again not directly attributed to homelessness but you need understand that these people are hungry and when one food source leaves, another will have to provide for their needs. There is no need for homelessness in the United States and no need for support of the homeless community, not when we have government agencies that can absorb a significant portion of those living homeless.

How many of our homeless could be enlisted in our military? How many of our homeless could be utilized supporting the military. Could the homeless be better helped by being used this way, given a job, given an income, and subsequently benefit from training that can provide them careers, as well as a roof over their heads. I’m not saying this is the perfect solution. Being homeless provides those of criminal nature excellent recruiting resource for crime. We need to stop this. We are doing nothing to redirect our homeless to a better place. I don’t believe all these people really want to be homeless, but there has to be a place for them to go that can provide for them and their families. Re-open a couple military bases. Those that cannot be absorbed by the military might find the expansion of civilian support retail in the area a viable place to get a job.

Again, I may not have an ideal solution. What we are doing presently is not working. If this idea only took 25 percent of the homeless of the street, even if only on a temporary basis, it would serve a more positive result than all the present efforts combined. Just my opinion. If you have a better opinion please tell us about it

# A Unarmed White Man Shot by a Black Cop!

Did you hear about it, me neither! I was reading an article in some news rag that discussed this incident. It seems a Black Female Police Officer shot a unarmed White guy and nobody gave a damn about it. Had this been a White Cop shooting a Black person there would of been riots in the streets, even if the Black guy was armed and had dead babies hanging from his belt.

The fact that the Officer shot the unarmed White guy and was later to be determined a good shoot isn’t the issue. In my opinion it doesn’t matter the color of your skin, cops are not paid to fight every person out there that doesn’t want to comply. If a guy is going to fight a cop, he has every intent to hurt the cop. Of course use of less than lethal means need to be attempted first, but if they don’t work or the cop isn’t provided the opportunity . . .

What America has to realize is that everything that is or has happened to Black people also happens to White people and the 13 percent of the population is Black as a claim for the Black people being more abused than Whites, is an absolute lie. How can you have cities that has 30 to 60 percent Black, use 13 percent as the qualifier? The Washington Post is responsible for this lie. We all know racism and civil unrest sells newspapers, but why is almost all of America so gullible? For the record there are still more White people killed by cops in the U.S., White people just assume the White guy had it coming to him. You don’t see anybody marching in the street over a White person. But, shouldn’t there be more people marching the streets when it happens toa White guy?

As I was saying, everything that Black people have been suffering, there are white folk suffering through it too. But nobody cares to gather the data to show it White people don’t want to know that there are White people that aren’t affluent, educated, and have good family backgrounds. And, none of the other races care if White people suffer anything. Even if it is only 1 or 2 percent of the White populace in this suffering, 1 percent of White people is a much larger number than 1 percent of the Black populace.

So why isn’t anybody else saying this? It could be Whites not wanting to know who is suffering and everybody else not caring if Whites suffer, or not. Or, it could be America is afraid of the Black man. Or, it could be people are making big bucks off racism. Look around, how many people, business, and politicians are riding on the racial divide like it is their road to riches? Because it is! They have a meal ticket and an agenda designed to destroy America.

People in this Country have been lied to so much, that they believe the lies. People are making money off of racial issues, lots of money. And it is all bullshit because nobody is actually doing the research to speak on the topic competently. And, many people won’t even try to discuss these matters unless their opinion meets the status quo. Anybody that does have other opinion haws to worry about reprisal from their jobs to their community. Opposing opinions are quickly forced to shut up, stores quit carrying products from those of different opinion, employers terminate employment of those in conflict with the accepted norm, and so on and so on. And people believe in social media as though it gospel, while more false information is spread through social media than any where else.

Were we wrong to believe the Internet was going to provide us with the necessary information to make informed decision on important matters? The Internet has provided the hatemongers media to spread hate and discontent. I think the problem is, people find it easier to follow than to research for the truth.

Our society has made it uncool to be a White man when every issue raised by other races is championed in one way or another by White people. You may want to hate a White man from years long passed, but why do you hate those that do not follow their forefathers racial hatred to today? How is hate due to the color of my skin, any different than hate due to your skin color? I was reading an article the other day about White organizations, why is it acceptable to have Black, Hispanic, Indian, Chinese, or other race organization but not acceptable to have a White organization? Do we make the assumption that a White organization would support racism any more than the other race organizations? Why is it unacceptable for White people to have an organization that supports their heritage?

Every organization that has a race as part of their name promotes racism. Why? Because just by the name use of race it suggests that the organization is race motivated. And, every such organization should be removed from our society, to be replaced by organizations that support those in need regardless of skin color, and run by people that have the ability to respond to needs rather than skin color.

The answer is simple . . . In order for our society to move forward without ongoing racial divide, we as a society and as a people have to mature beyond skin color, practice equality, and be respectful of one-another. Our Government cannot do this. We need to do this, and it has to be done by all races. It isn’t so hard to do. Just mature beyond skin color and practice being color-blind and equality. Although our Government does not recognize the phrase “All Men are Created Equal” as a Constitutional Right. (The phrase was first used by I believe Hamilton in the Declaration of Independence) we as a people have to and we need to do so strongly, supported by all races. I suppose a better explanation of what I mean here would help. How about, there is no superior race, we are all men of equality.

# Why Do White Lives Matter?

To answer this question you need to know what you are talking about. And before you suggest that I am wrong, you need to do a little research, to discover the real truth. Before I start this article, I want you to know that I do not support racism in any way. Equality, fairness, and social harmony; yes, racism; no.

Okay first: The Washington Post database that demonstrates that the population of Black people in the U.S. is approximately 13 percent. This is true, but misleading because believe it or not there are places in the U.S. that don’t have Black people. If you compare the populations of many of our major cities, the Black population ranges anywhere from 23 to over 60 percent. Using those same population figures there are more White people killed by Police than Black people. Before you get all up in your stuff to tell me I am wrong, go look at the data. Knowing this fact is not the big deal you may believe it is. Knowing this fact and wondering why our government, clergy, educators, and people we trust aren’t doing the research and telling us the truth is the big deal.

And second: Black Lives Matter, the organization was made to support a gay sports player, had nothing to do with supporting the Black population at all, and had no intent to do so. Having the right name and being in the right place at the right time allowed these people to take advantage of White Corporate America that in fear dumped millions of dollars in donations while BLM founders scooped it up, laughing it up as they were suddenly rich. BLM was not there to support George Floyd. They were there to grab misdirected money and did so. Since that day BLM people have done nothing to support Black people. They have however, joined the ranks of the “rich and famous.”

And third: The claims that Black people do not have opportunity as the Whites is another lie not adequately researched by anybody to make such claim. The data is available but not yet collected adequately to make a true determination. However, what data is available paints a very different picture. My interest in this topic came about from a situation in which a sports team hired a temporary head coach with no experience over a Black Assistant Coach and the media erupted with claims of racism. Looking at the sports organization I discovered that not only do they report the racial figurers for Players and Coaches but they also provide racial figures for damn near every employee of the Organization. Black Players made up from 60 to 80 percent of the Organizations Players, Black Coaches made up roughly 35 percent of the coaching staff. This prompted my delving into the topic further, so I reviewed “entertainment.” Who is the big loser in this topic? Asians! Blacks scored 25 to 35 percent in a majority of media and entertainment occupations. Again, knowing this fact is not the big deal you may believe it is. Knowing this fact and wondering why our government, clergy, educators, and people we trust aren’t doing the research and telling us the truth is the big deal. Going back to the 13 percent rule . . . what percentage of these jobs?

The point I am trying to show you is we are being fed lies with intent to create racial disharmony, and we are falling for it. Aren’t you tired of being lied to? Right now coast-to-coast in America our Government and Organizations are giving benefits to Black people while precluding Whites opportunity for the same benefit. Corporate America is telling their Hiring Managers not to hire White people. Do you really believe that Black people are the only race suffering the lower economy levels. Even if the entire 13 percent Black people were at such level, which they are not. There are at least an equal number of Whites suffering the same issues. And you have to ask, “do White Lives Matter.”

They are giving these benefits to Blacks and Others, excluding Whites under guise of fairness to the Black race. But what they are actually doing is building a whole new racism. This is the bottom of our economy levels. Do you think it fair one race benefit while another doesn’t? Another thing this situation does is highlight the true problem. Our Government is STUPID and cannot figure out the need for color-blindness in Government. To become color-blind requires maturing enough to seek fairness and equality regardless skin color. Really not that hard to do.

We need to stop living these lies. Don’t believe me. Do the research yourself. If you are in an occupation in which you are carrying these lies forward, quit your job or do the research to find the truth. All Lives Matter lets accept that and move forward.

# Let’s Add Another FAVORITE to the New Racism . . .

San Francisco’s Mayor finds a way to create another rift in the City’s racial divide by giving guaranteed incomes for Transgender People. “San Francisco launches guaranteed income program for transgender people” is the original story in the News.

And this is where it starts! Don’t give resources to those in need by degree of need, Just give to people of one group while the rest go hungry or homeless. Let’s see how many people of need suffer while this group is protected. When did Government get so damn stupid? All they have done is create hatred towards transgender people. Then they expand on their idea with more?

They expand their scope of people qualified for this financial give away:

According to its website, the program will prioritize the following demographics for enrollment: “transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and intersex people who are also Black, indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC), experiencing homelessness, living with disabilities and chronic illnesses, youth and elders, monolingual Spanish-speakers, and those who are legally vulnerable such as TGI people who are undocumented, engaging in survival sex trades, ​or are formerly incarcerated.”

DO YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT THERE ARE NO NEEDY WHITE PEOPLE IN SAN FRANCISCO? That is what it says. Look above, they have managed to list everybody except Whites. People incarcerated and even undocumented people can be considered and manage not to include the word “White” anywhere in their demographic. I would love to believe that San Francisco has nothing but the “well to do” living without problems within the confines of the City. But sadly I cannot believe that. Can you really visualize a committee meeting where the members discuss how to exclude White people? And you don’t feel it wrong? If you don’t think there are just as many needy White people as there are others, then you need to educate yourself a little bit. Sure there may be 10 percent of one race needy amounting to a significant number, but 2 percent of White people amounts to a far higher number than others.

So the City of San Francisco has created another issue that will cause disharmony on our streets. They could of done the smart thing and put somebody in their government that is interested in stopping racism/favoritism, and ignorance in the street. Perhaps somebody that is smart enough to recognize need beyond skin color or sex? There is absolutely nothing today that should be given to anybody based on the color of skin or the spelling of a name. and/or sexual preference. Every organization that uses skin color as part of its name should be run out of town on a rail. These organizations make their living off of racial divide, yet do nothing to stop it. And any money, housing, assistance, or benefit to be offered should be distributed based upon need. And, if the responsible parties distributing such cannot mature enough to act as color-blind, they need to be unemployed immediately. As a matter of fact anybody in any government employ that cannot do their jobs less use of skin color, needs to seek employ elsewhere.

There is a way to fix this. And it starts by practicing what we preach of men being equal. Nobody should receive anything over somebody more needy. Nobody should receive anything based upon skin color. And no politician that supports doing so is acting for the betterment of their community. I had so much hope the Bay Area was going to do things right but see nothing but disappointment from acts of our politicians. It is simple folks! ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, treat them as such.

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# Damn, I Wish I Weren’t White . . .

A Washington Examiner headline, “Poll shows hiring managers discriminating against white men” caught my eye this morning. It comes at a time when being a White man seems a little unpopular. But is it fair? If the Black percentage of the population is around 13 percent, doesn’t that mean they should have about 13 percent of the jobs?

In the 2015-2016 television season, 74.6 percent of roles for cable scripted shows went to white actors, whilst 13.3 percent went to black actors, and just 2.6 percent to Asian actors.” Okay, this seems about right, or does it?

The majority of TV newsroom employees in the United States in 2020 were white, with African American staff and Hispanic and Latino employees making up less than 25 percent of the total. The survey projected that the share of Hispanic and Latino employees would increase slightly in 2021 but the forecasted percentage remains under 13 percent.” Somebody works with the same math I do.

Employed persons by detailed occupation, sex, race, and Hispanic origin <-This link goes to the actual data page

Administrators, protective services............................................       54     25.3      13.3    Inspectors and compliance officers, except construction............................      247     36.4      14.4
Dietitians.......................................................................       74     90.2      18.7
Prekindergarten and kindergarten..................................................      647     97.7      14.7
Social, recreation, and religious workers..........................................    1,556     57.3      17.4             Social workers......................................................................     848     74.0      22.7       Recreation workers.................................................................      129     74.2      20.5

And, I can keep going down the list. The end column at the far right is the percentage of Black people in that occupation. Don't take my word for it, follow the link above to go to the actual data page. My point is Black people actually populate our workforce in some very good numbers. Add professional sports players and entertainers figures to this and I believe you will find that Black people have a bunch of the good paying jobs, exceeding the 13 percent  discussed above.

Now, we go and turn the apple-cart upside down because folks out there are making their living off of racism telling people that are too lazy a bunch of lies and unfairly taking jobs from the White man. I find this offensive as fuck!

I have never taken any opportunity away from anybody. Never owned a slave. Don't care what color your skin is. And, I have never taken the food off another mans table based on the color of his skin. Corporate America is afraid off the Black man, so instead of doing the right thing and ensuring that their hiring practices are color-blind, they turn around and do the opposite and create a new racial issue.

Listen up folks . . . We are where we are today because folks are making money off racism, and we keep letting them do it. It's not hard to recognize men as equals and if you can mature enough to be color-blind most issues will resolve themselves. Folks out there that can't mature to that level, are the problem. They come in all colors and they aren't helping nobody, but themselves at our expense. Corporations, Politicians, Government is so busy trying to make new racial issues that they can't see they are the problem. If they would have treated men as equals a long time ago, we would be in a much better place today . . .

# Father Kills 2 Year-old Son . . .

That isn’t the actual headline of the story. But, it is true. The headline read: N.C. Boy, 2, Finds Loaded Gun in Front Seat of Truck and Kills Himself, and Father Faces Charges . And the father should face charges, murder chargers. It’s the same story over and over again. Somebody doesn’t secure their weapon properly, and someone gets killed because of it. The true problem in this case as is in many, a child gets dead. You have to ask yourself, what kind of jackass parent leaves a loaded gun where a 2 year-old kid can get access to it? While we are asking questions, why was he even carrying a gun in the first place?

I think we are seeing a pattern developing here. Parents cannot handle being parents so they have found a way to eliminate children. No, that is likely not the case. But can you think of any reason to endanger your children that qualifies as important or threatening enough that you need carry a gun?

Guns are a necessary evil in many of our lives. But the necessity has never included the killing of your own child due to gun owner negligence Yet it seems as though we hear it almost daily. With gun ownership comes responsibility. If you own it, you are responsible for any mis-use of it. If you are stupid enough to not secure it and it gets used in a mass shooting or even ends in the death of your own child, you are the one that made it happen, you are the one needs to be charged with committing the crime.

And I hope they throw the fucking book at you!

# The State of America . . .

I read an article in a news publication today in which people were asked to say what they thought of the state of America today using one word. Let it suffice to say, there were very few favorable responses and no visible argument to the negativity noted. Why? What has happened to America? Has America become both financially and morally bankrupt? Has the Pandemic destroyed the heart of America? Has racial divide and failure of us to educate our young brought about the end of peace on our streets? What exactly has happened to America?

The Pandemic brought about a lot of loss. Family, friends, and neighbors suddenly were sick or dead. We were unable to be in close contact with others which for many is a human need. When we did go out into the community again it waws with a mask covering our face. Our neighbors and friends fought over this requirement in public stores and streets largely because of misinformation passed on social media. Dis-trust of our Government grew significantly day-by-day, and nothing could be done to stop the downhill trend not to believe in Government. This dis-trust continues today because our Government to date has failed to identify the source of the Covid-19 virus that almost killed a Nation that has done nothing to discover the reasons why.

A Nation of unemployed supported by Government with far too much time on their hands as Pandemic restrictions eased allowed the growth of criminal activity on our streets, followed by the unfortunate death of George Floyd while in police custody on a public street brought racial tensions to the top of our Nations issues as well as the crippling of our police departments across the Nation. Presently, crime has increased to such a degree that our city streets are unsafe even during daylight hours Police Officers disheartened by cries of the public to “defund the police” and the inability of Government to acquire enough recruits to fill the required police officer employees, has left police departments unable to meet the challenges of fighting crime in our neighborhoods to the extreme that store closures are necessary due to rampant theft.

Inmates that were released from our prisons and jails control our streets with the help of local street thugs that even when law enforcement catches them, are back on the streets within hours leaving the community living in fear. People that had previously lived a life of lawful living suddenly found the only way to prosper in life was to take what you wanted, has begun to do so. Even in the best of neighborhoods, crime riddles the streets and fear of “home-invasion” is real While it has in the past been offensive to declare “martial law” to protect the community, may become necessity in the near future.

Failure of “gun owners” to properly secure their weapons continues to be a primary factor in many school mass shootings, and other shootings of our children. And, no matter how loud it is hollered people still cannot hear our pleas to “please secure your guns.” Our Government still fails to prosecute gun owners for the mis-use of their guns by others, even when negligence by the gun owner is obvious continues. Parents as well as children fear school days and wait for the dreaded call of an incident at their local schools. On the adult venue, people no longer feel safe attending events such as concerts, fairs, or even movies.

I have to stop writing this. The negativity compiled by simply writing this thus far, hurts. Where is this headed? How and to what degree are we going to have to go to defend ourselves? This is not the America I grew up in nor the America our children should live in. You see, the previous paragraphs written are just the tips of the ice-berg. I could write for days on this topic and not repeat the same concern twice. I’m unsure of whom to point a finger at to blame for the state of America today, without the finger eventually pointing back at myself, as in all of us. And to make things even worse, I cannot think of a single thing to say good on this topic . . .

Can you? Feel free to comment below.