Considering that my readers are primarily white people, I am bewildered by the lack of response I have received by my recent posts. The comparison has been made between the early years of our country and the situation now. In my humble opinion there is no comparison. In the early years of our country we had rejected our old regimes and came to the new world for a new life. Yes, indeed we were a melting pot of nationalities and cultures. We had growing pains and struggled to work out our differences but eventually we formed the "United States".
The people coming to our country now are not here for a new life. They are here to take advantage of our good will and charitable natures. The tech savvy Indians from India are here to take the skilled jobs, the Muslim refugees are here to escape the threat of death torture and starvation. The illegals from Mexico are here for jobs and money and frankly, anything else they can get. The blacks who are already here, want to be proud and at the same time continue to be taken care of by the state with never ending benefits they haven't earned in many cases.
What all the above mentioned people have in common is none of them give a good god damn about becoming Americans! They just want to take advantage for the most part! Americans are the most charitable people on earth. Because we started out as immigrants, we have a special place in our hearts for immigrants. But times have changed. Airplanes have been hijacked and crashed into buildings. Bombs have gone off and crippled runners at the Boston marathon. Fanatics have opened fire on innocent people at schools, the work place, bars and restaurants, churches. Good paying jobs have been shipped overseas and our middle class has just about been destroyed. The family farm is gone and been bought up by corporate farming interests.
If ever there was a time for the citizenry of our Nation to have a dialog about race, religion and the responsibility of a citizen now is the time. An honest exchange. The realization that we must set aside our personal preferences in many cases and do what is good for the nation. If we continue to ignore the dangers of our choices, continue to not only condone and validate but actually encourage abhorrent behavior then we might as well resign ourselves to the fact that we are going to indeed reap what we have sown.
As mature adults we should be able to have a heated discussion on these sensitive issues without anger or accusation. Our choice is to continue to be blind to the extreme avarice of the super elite. The corruption in our government. The United States used to be United and we were strong. Now the super rich want us to be "blended" and made weak.
the Mohave rat