People in the United States of America hate people in the United States of America.
We kill each other far more than foreigners ever did. Even those hired to protect us from violence commit violence against us.
Why? An alteration of an idiot Presidential Candidates Campaign Kickoff speech may explain it:
“When Europe sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs (alcohol). They’re bringing crime (most related to satisfying the need for possessions, especially land). They’re rapists.”(violating Native and Black women was not considered to be a crime).
Part of the poem “The New Colossus” attached to the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor and written by American poet Emma Lazarus, reads:
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
The poem was written in 1883 and a bronze plaque inscribed with it was attached to the base of the statue in 1903. Nice poem. It was not based in reality.
The first English immigrants were definitely wretched masses when they landed in what we now call Virginia and Massachusetts. Other waves of Europeans landed and the killing expanded from the Atlantic shores to the Pacific shores. The French and Spanish also killed the original Peoples who lived here for thousands of years.
Very few of the descendants of the original peoples have survived until today. Where is the outcry for Justice?
Now people in the new United States of America murder each other at a world record pace. It is the contest we seem to insist on winning! “TOP MURDERERS”.
Why are people shocked when murder is a historical norm in this land? People in this land don’t have a strong tradition of negotiating for what they really want. The people who receive the highest praise are “Winners”. USA culture praises winners, no matter how they win. Donald Trump is just one of many Robber Barons who were just as unethical as they were rich. Washington, Jefferson, Rockefeller, Morgan and many more are still praised for their wealth, but most people do not care how they got rich.
There is a long trail of bodies which covers this land and most refuse to even discuss it.
Yesterday a man killed or wounded over a hundred people in Orlando, FL and some news people are saying it was the largest mass murder in US history. That is a blatant lie. How about:
- Wounded Knee, South Dakota – 1890 – between 150 and 300 people killed. http://www.lastoftheindependents.com/wounded.htm
- Tulsa Oklahoma, “Black Wall Street” area – over 300 killed. http://www.ebony.com/black-history/the-destruction-of-black-wall-street-405#axzz4BOKVcc9y
When you expand the search you learn murder, even mass murder, is a norm in the USA.
Nothing is different, nothing has changed.
Article by Stephen Maddox Sr