How did we get to the point that all we do is hate? What did it take to pull off the greatest cascade of lies right before our eyes? Who is to blame? Those are some of the questions I will unpack and help to shine a light on the axe that is chopping down the American tree.
To answer the question on how we got to this point in time that seems all to dystopian selling itself as a utopia. We must acknowledge the past. In in simplest of forms we have failed to do so. We have failed to address the violent history of our nation. We hide it just as well as we do with present day information and events.
Americas powerful stake holders have denied the unadulterated truth. If that truth that does exist, is every revealed and supported, we would have produced a profoundly different present than the one we are faced with. This includes everything up until now. There is no past too distant and no future too far. As we fail to live in the truth of the moment, we resurrect the past at every turn destroying any opportunity for a bright future.
Once a society is established it finds itself frozen in time. It generates extraordinarily minor change and if it does it is not for long before conservationist come crying that thing are changing too much and being too liberal will destroy what has been built.
America was built by blood as most nations are. There is no exception there. However, America pretends that it has not started the bloodshed. We teach in our schools a watered-down version of every possible historical moment; that transpired in this geographic location. We lie about genocide, slavery, racism, sexism, elitism, foreign as well as domestic affairs, and we package it up with a holy ribbon around a pretty gift box and slap and altered misrepresentation of Christ as a seal of approval.
From the onset to our social studies to how our media portrays the ‘other’. The nonwhite American or immigrant. Even white immigrants are respected and accepted to assimilate into American culture all the while still celebrating their own uniqueness brought with them from their foreign countries. Heck you can even marry and be First Lady and no one questions your allegiance to our country. See we have convenient amnesia when it comes to these sorts of things. Just twelve short years prior we questioned the allegiance of then sitting President Barack Obama, we wanted his birth certificate, and when he did produce it, we called it a fake. What I’ve learned from this is quite clear, while America was moving forward the conservationist were pulling her back into the times, they were most comfortable with. There was never a real plan to make this country better let alone great again. The plan was to make it comfortable again for those who find discomfort from change.
If it were truly about “make America great again”. The prime focus would have been to do so in these areas; driving growth in clean energy, innovation, support and trust in science, the arts, balanced education to assure that the next generation can continue the legacy no matter their current tax bracket, racial and economic equality in the private and public sectors and addressing imbalance in the justice system that fail far too black and Latino homes.
To finally never lie to the American people. No matter what you thought the outcome from the truth would be. To denounce white supremacy without the handholding no matter how many votes it would cost you. To not inflame society by rousing through vicious cheerleading and ignoring the needs of those who needed you the most. To call a spade a spade. To respect the oath of office to protect our nation from domestic threats on all sides…all sides. To make this clear from white and brown threats that cause domestic disturbance. To look in the mirror.
Tupac Shakur once said; “Real eyes realize real lies.” The people that are aware of reality and not sitting around to hear comfortable lies know this. The American people that have eyes put on a face covering to prevent spreading and receiving COVID-19. All the while due to a lie, we had a large group of combative citizens claiming rights impingement and so on. Why? Because of real lies. The truth could have prevented so many deaths and a lot of the physical altercations that transpired because of the. Altered truth and lies and tweeted messages coming from the top. That is not making the country great and certainly not again.
American exceptionalism should mean we can hear the truth and take positive response to each matter. This is not the case. Our exceptionalism is based on deception. We deceived ourselves into believing our own hype. We have no one to blame but ourselves. We can’t point the finger away to some foreign group or country. Those who wish to do so are double minded and do not take responsibility for their own beliefs and the actions that follow.
Responsibility is one's ability to respond, with the mindset that they have to take ownership. The American people were robbed of this. Instead we got the reverse and a lot of wasted tax dollars. Putting out fires. How many protests could be avoided if we just weigh the truth without lies? Whether it is a protest of police brutality and/ murder of another unarmed African American, and about the inconsistency in the justice system that allows them to get away with it. This sends a clear message about what great means when you can’t call it out for what it is. When you can’t admit you were wrong about the reasons people protest in the streets and on the sidelines of major US sports.
This is the American way and America is being made America again. You can thank the daughters of the south, the schools that caved into their demands, the closeted racist who infiltrated every American institution could keep hate alive. For those who ignored the blood, sweat, forced labor and tears of the native and the African slave. The twine that made the noose and the whip that cracked flesh. The foul words used to demean and the threats of dismemberment if you tried to better your condition by learning to read, write, save money, or simply run away to find freedom. See America. You are great. Great at drawing blood and calling it manifest destiny. Heck I guess if the devil could not get Jesus, he sure was going to get Judas and the people of the church that followed.
So how did we get here? By not looking into the mirror to see how much of our souls have become the devil's currency and how we have banked with him. How he comes knocking to destroy the church and humanity. Before there were a church of God, there was the Garden of Eden and the devil has been crawling around to harvest us ever since. Whispering in our ears to eat the fruit which we should not eat. To draw blood and call it Gods work. The devil has lied to us America and he used Jesu’s name; to get us to do the Job. We keep falling for the banana in the rear.
By not looking at the cause of our discord we will always blame the victims of it. In so doing we will remain fractured and the nation will be doomed to roll on a hamster wheel. We are moving but we are not going anywhere. We are broken down on every level. From race relations, education, innovation, and foreign diplomacy. We have remained a bull in the china shop and we are breaking down the fabric of what is right. I will leave you with the words of President Kennedy. “We will have challenging times. We’ve had difficult times in the past. And we will have difficult times in the future. it is not the end of violence; it is not the end of lawlessness; and it’s not the end of disorder. But the vast majority of white people and the vast majority of black people in this country want to live together, want to improve the quality of our life, and wat just for all human beings that abide in our land.” These remarks were made on the assassination of Martin Luther King, jr. April 4th, 1968. It is now October 28th 2020. We are still having this conversation. We are still fighting the same issues. There is no question of that now. The veil has been lifted from the lies. The media on the right downplays the problem and blames the victim and protest follows.
My closing thoughts:
From the evangelical lie of the American way. We are all sinners awaiting judgement. If you fly your flag to hurt your brother that is your liberty but remember liberty is the brother of liberal, liberal which is freedom and you are well within your right to do as you please. Just know that just because you have a right to do something it does not always mean that it is the right thing to do. You can hoist your flag and change its message by flying your confederate flag, thin blue line flag, along with your prized don’t tread on me flag, and if you are feeling bold that week your swastika flag, right beside your trump 2020 MAGA flag. I get it, that is your right. Just know you got to this point because you have been lied to. You are a walking billboard of hate. Just know you spent your hard-earned money to make the point you are making, to still end up angry. What is it all worth in the end?