Does anyone get the idea that our nation has only been this divided a couple of times in the past since Democrats and Republicans have been at one another’s throats in a political sense? Everything that has happened since our country, OUR country mind you, was formed and gained our independence has been a giant mixture of horrible and wonderful, yet many people these days seem to focus only on the most horrible aspects that the nation was based upon.
Yes, slavery happened, it was real and absolutely horrible. Yes, the injustices committed against minorities and women did happen, and none of it was okay. But to drag those harmful days back to the present era and attempt to justify their own hardships in this manner is not only harmful to a unified future, but it is rather frustrating as well.
None of us born in the past few decades have been oppressed. None of those born in the past few decades are without the means to change their lives in one way or another. Those that blame the sins of the past are those that fail or refuse to look ahead to the future and what they can possibly do to alleviate any problems within their lives. They search for excuses so as not to be responsible for their own lives, and therefore follow the mob that has been formed throughout the years in an attempt to deal with ‘truths’ that are based largely upon emotion and less upon facts that are pertinent to the current era.
People want to talk about banning the free speech of those that they believe are harmful to others, yet they fail to recognize that their attempt to halt free speech makes them the fascists that they supposedly fight against. Folks want to condemn others for their privilege, but somehow neglect to realize that their own privilege allows them to do this. People want to deride and berate the police, but will be the first to call for their protection when they feel the need.
The hypocrisy that we live with in this day and age ignores the fact that we are Americans, and that no one is keeping us here. Many people openly said that they would leave the country if Trump was elected president. Well guess what? Like it or not, I know I don’t, but he is the current POTUS. So where are all the people that wanted to talk? Do your principles only matter when you want them to, or are you people of your word?
This is our home, for better or for worse. One man won’t destroy what it took so many to build. Learn it, study it, make your mind up to it. This is our home. If you don’t like it, there are many other places to go.