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Thursday, October 5, 2017

When Did This Great Divide Among Americans Happen?

Good Day World!

When did Americans split into two warring political camps?

Some historians suggest that when we elected a black president we tipped the scales. White dominance was challenged.

Closet racists pulled out their white hoods and claimed President Obama was born in Kenya.

All the suppressed white fears about giving blacks more equality in the 60s and 70s, while whites were supposedly losing rights, bubbled to the surface when Obama was elected.

At least that's one theory.

Others suggest it's the economy in one form or the other. The millionaires and billionaires vs the rest of the country. Growing financial desperation among the poor, and middle class. 

I go with the theory that the wealthy, the elite, and the politically powerful, have taken over America for some time now.

Equality and justice are graffiti on the restroom walls.

The crazy bastard that's nominally-in-charge of our government, is a racist, serial liar, and mean man-child whose busy taunting another mean man-child in North Korea.

The rumors of nuclear war remind me of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War. It also reminds me that we have never been totally united in this country.

United We Stand was, and is, a myth.

The great divide has always existed.

We're currently witnessing an extreme reflection of the hate and fear that has always lingered between whites and people of color, and the wealthy versus the poor and middle class.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

1 comment:

Glenn Franco Simmons said...

The cause is spiritual in nature. Failure to see all people as our brothers and sisters. Instead, we get xenophobia in the highest offices of the land. Good to see you writing. Sorry I've been gone for a while.