Written and Submitted By State Representative Vernon Jones (D-Lithonia)
Since that day in May when I announced I would support Donald Trump for president, my motives have been questioned, my integrity assailed and even my intelligence challenged. That is okay. I am a lifelong Democrat, but I am also a Black man, the son of a World War II veteran and a proud American.
In recent weeks, there have been absurd calls to defund and disband police departments across the country by Democrats in response to the unjust murder of George Floyd. These are extreme calls that will only lead to more pain and suffering in our most vulnerable communities.
As the former chief executive officer of DeKalb County, Georgia, I have had to manage one of the largest police departments in the state of Georgia. I have had the experience of dealing with police shootings and comforting the families of victims. But, at the same time, I have also had the experience of losing two black police officers. I have had to comfort their families in the middle of the night and console their young children. I know firsthand when others are running away from chaos, police officers are running into the fight to protect and serve.
President Trump was sickened by the death of George Floyd and is fully committed to ensuring that he will not have died in vain. The president has taken a commonsense approach to heal our nation. President Trump made it clear that he will protect all Americans, serve as an ally to peaceful protestors and always uphold law and order.
However, the protestors were determined to sow chaos and destruction all in the name of racial equality. Listen, during my first legislative session in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1993, I filed the first bill in my career to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. But, I also understand the preservation of our history, including the good and the bad, and still, I bow to no one in my advocacy for the Black community.
But unlike other Washington politicians, this president actually backed up his words with actions. He signed an executive order on police reform, taking steps to build a better bridge between law enforcement men and women and their communities.
This landmark executive order encourages police to implement best practices to protect the people they serve. It sets the highest professional standards for law enforcement officers, while promoting peace and equality for all Americans. Under the order, the Trump administration will now prioritize federal grants from the U.S. Department of Justice to police departments that meet these high standards. Additionally, the order pushes forward the creation of a national database of police misconduct. This database will root out bad cops and help create accountability between police agencies.
In delivering his remarks last week, President Trump accomplished more in 40 minutes than Joe Biden has in 40 plus years. Where were Joe Biden and the previous administration for eight years in the White House on this issue? I will tell you: they were absent in unifying this country.
The Black unemployment rate under former Vice President Biden and the previous administration averaged a horrific 12.8 percent. The number of Black Americans in poverty barely fell during Biden’s administration, going down by just 145,000 over eight years.
By comparison, more than double that number, 350,000 Black Americans, were lifted out of poverty during just the first two years of the Trump administration.
Even before that, where was Biden for 36 years in the U.S. Senate on this issue? I will tell you: he was too busy shouting “my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle.” That racial jungle he was referring to includes Black and brown Americans like me. Right now, President Trump is being defined as a racist by the media, when in reality Joe Biden is the full-blooded bigot.
Do not take my word for it, take then-Senator Joe Biden’s own words for it: “The truth is, every major crime bill since 1976 that’s come out of this Congress, every minor crime bill, has had the name of the Democratic senator from the State of Delaware: Joe Biden.” Now that Joe Biden is running for president in a “woke” Democratic Party in 2020, he is attempting to sweep his racist legacy under the rug. We cannot let him.
Joe Biden is directly responsible for the mass incarceration policies of the 1980s and 1990s, which decimated the Black community. Biden authored the 1994 Crime Bill, which imposed mandatory minimum sentences, disproportionately putting hundreds of thousands of young Black men in prison.
President Trump has worked to undo injustices within our criminal justice system. He signed the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act, or the “First Step Act,” which is the first major reform to our criminal justice system in a decade. Thanks to the president’s leadership on this issue, our criminal justice system is fairer and our communities are safer.
As Black Americans, we need to be aware of the clear choice in front of us. Joe Biden has betrayed Black Americans throughout his career in Washington, D.C. President Trump has spent his 3.5 years in office fighting to improve the lives of Black Americans.
We cannot be tricked again. Democrats like Biden will conveniently appear in our neighborhoods and pander to us from now until November. Why? Because they only care about Black people during election years.
The leadership of Joe Biden and President Donald Trump is being revealed for us all to see. Joe Biden is divisive and ineffective. Meanwhile, President Trump is unifying, pragmatic and fearless.
My 90-year-old mother passed away in April 2020. I learned my independent views from her.
I am black, and I am a Democrat, but, “I ain’t” voting for Joe Biden this November.
Representative Vernon Jones represents the citizens of District 91, which includes portions of DeKalb and Rockdale counties. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2016 and currently serves on the Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications, Human Relations & Aging and Transportation committees.
Has anyone ever thought of the fact that most of our Christmas songs and traditions are only
about 75 or so years old? Doesn’t it seem like this array has just always been there, always been
Well, it hasn’t always been so joyous and celebrated as it came to be after World War II.
Why is that?
Prior to the victory of the Allies and their return to home and family, Christmas was more
reserved and localized. Songs such as The Messiah and other religious hymns were in place, but
jolly and more secular songs came along with popular movies, such as White Christmas and
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, among others were the result of a desire to make the
Christmas holiday a very special time for families and friends.
Dad, brother, uncle, son and military women etc. had faced the horror of war, with its death and
destruction. There were sights that they could never unsee. Those who were able to return home,
to their wives, husbands, sweethearts and families, wanted to erase those thoughts to the best of
their ability. They had fought pure, unadulterated evil and had won. It seemed their intention to
eradicate such influences in the years to come.
Many of our Greatest Generation put a great deal of time and effort into making the world as
right as possible, to bring as much joy as possible to those they loved. Not only did they save the
world, they saved the best part of themselves and shared that desire for happiness and perfection
with the making of happy stories, happy songs and familiar bliss. No one can argue that the
generation of the 40s and 50’s worked very hard to create as much perfection in society as they
could. It was a halcyon time that, unfortunately, will never be repeated.
Television and movies had their morality department and strived to show family life as a
network of love, discipline and happy endings. Father always knew best and the Donna Reed
show lauded the middle-class family life.
What has happened to society that it has come from the pure entertainment of those shows to
today’s reality television, moral corruption and disdain of most things that relate to God and
In 1965, a wonderful radio announcer named Paul Harvey made an amazing prophecy on his
weekly show. The title was, If I was the devil.
Anyone who hasn’t heard or read this far-reaching piece that has come to pass in ways that no
one would have guessed. One of his lines quoted from the transcript is “If I were the devil, I
would make the symbol of Easter an egg and the symbol of Christmas a bottle.”
How close is that? He had it nailed and 54 years later, it is true.
Christmas was still reverent in the 70s, and the 80s. People dressed up, had parties, visited with
family and it was a happy time. God was still the Man in Charge in the White House (mostly)
and it reflected on the nation.
The 90s brought us the Clintons and their version of “morality” and the great decline began for
Now in 2019, there are fewer parties, fewer gathering of family and friends than ever. Christmas
cards are not a thing anymore, just send a generic online greeting.
People are well engrossed in their electronic devices. Social life and the moral pressure of
society is long gone. Stores decorate for Christmas in August and begin the big sale that lasts
until well after the New Year.
Retailers completely pass over Thanksgiving, a uniquely American holiday from the Pilgrim
days when living through the winter to harvest was an occasion for thanking Almighty God.
Even Charlie Brown and his gang in Peanuts, when it aired in 1965, complained of the
commercialization of Christmas, lamenting the lack of meaning for monetary gain.
When Christmas songs from the 70s and 80s are played, it is depressing almost to the point of
tears when a comparison is made of the warm, loving, wonderful time of those decades to
today’s commercial apathy.
Maybe, this is an “old folks’ rant about the good old days, but what can be gleaned from today’s
lukewarm electronic holiday?
America has best go back to Ronald Reagan and remember his line:
“If we ever forget we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
If Christians don’t stand up and fight for our basic joys of the Lord, His sacrifice for us
and the right to celebrate such, these rights will be taken away by the Liberal Left with
their Atheistic and destructive ways. There are no more free countries to find with such
liberties as we enjoy. They must not be lost, as they will never be found again.
James F. Davis grew up on a family farm, has a degree in economics from
Cornell University and an MBA in International Business from the American
University and served in the US Army 3 years with jobs that included, field
artillery forward observer, company commander, and computer systems analyst.
He spent most of his adult life as an international banker, first with Chase
Manhattan Bank where he held long-term assignments in Europe, Latin America
and the USA. Positions included long and short-term Economic Forecasting and
Planning Officer, Country Risk Analyst, and Expansion Diversification Officer.
He was also head of Multinational Lending for Chase in Venezuela.
He moved to several other banking institutions where positions held included
being the head of the Trade Finance Division, the Real Estate Division, the Latin
American Division, and the International Division. He has been profiled in: Who’s
Who in International Banking.
Being responsible for a bank’s business in over 60 countries required analysis of
the economic, social and political conditions in each that they did business. He
learned firsthand what government policies helped bring about economic
prosperity and which ones caused poverty. He accurately predicted the debt
defaults of Mexico and Brazil in 1982 six months before the events.
He traveled extensively in more than 50 countries, meeting with many world
leaders. Seeing first hand how events were misreported in the dominant media
resulted in his becoming involved with Accuracy in Media (AIM) where he is a
Director. He is also President of Accuracy in Academia.
He was an elected representative in Darien, CT for 20 years, a member of the
Finance Budget Committee, and at times Chairman for Education. He was also
head of the Taxpayers Association and Chairman of the Clay County Republican
Party in North Carolina where he lives with his wife. He also wrote a weekly
column for the Sentinel chain of newspapers and has been published regularly
on political and economic matters. He has been a guest speaker at many GOP
and Tea Party meetings. He was one of the first bankers to write about the
Causes of the Financial Crisis of 2008 which was listed as the best short
explanation on Yahoo Answers. He was the Western North Carolina Chairman
for Cruz for President and a member of the NC Cruz leadership team.
Written by: D.A. King originally published on ImmigrationPoliticsGa.com
Despite campaign promises, Kemp is mostly silent
In a twenty-minute press conference in his office Wednesday morning, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp formally announced his pick to replace retiring Senator Johnny Isakson. It is notable that in his introduction speech for businesswoman and political trainee Kelly Loeffler, Kemp broached the topic of border security and illegal immigration.
As far as we can tell, this is Kemp’s first public remark related to illegal immigration since the 2018 election. We offer a no-cost, hand car wash to anyone who can accurately cite a quote or remark from Kemp on the issue since then.
“Senator Loeffler will fight to strengthen our immigration laws and finish the Border Wall so we can stop Mexican drug cartels from flooding our streets – here in Georgia – with drugs, weapons, violence, and fear” said Kemp.
According to the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, Georgia is home to more illegal aliens than green card holders. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security ranks the Peach State ahead of Arizona in its population of “undocumented workers.”
Kemp’s silence and blatant disregard for the issue is in defiance of his detailed campaign outline for a state “track and deport plan” in which he pledged to “create a comprehensive database to track criminal aliens in Georgia.” “He will also update Georgia law to streamline deportations from our jails and prisons” and to create a criminal alien database” went the promise.
Still shocked by his inaction on illegal immigration in his first year, pro-enforcement political insiders paying attention to legislation in the Georgia Capitol are carefully watching to see if Kemp will put the power of his office – and begin to honor his campaign promises – by pushing for a simple bill that was held up in the Republican-ruled House in the 2019 session. HB 202 from Rep Jesse Petrea would require the state Department of Corrections to post a quarterly, public report citing the number of foreigners in the prison system, their immigration status, home nation and crimes for which they are serving time.
The measure was stopped in the House Rules Committee and must now begin the hearing process from the beginning, according to the House Clerk’s office.
While it does not begin to approach the tough-talk promises of action on criminal aliens from candidate Kemp, the end result of the Petrea’s HB 202 becoming law would be that Georgia taxpayers would have access to hard, official, indisputable data on at least one part of the cost of illegal immigration – which is one reason the bill was smothered last year by business-first Republican leadership.
A simple one-pager, HB 202 is still alive and has the votes to pass. As this writer noted elsewhere, Kemp could have ordered the DOC to begin the data sharing last year. But he didn’t.
Illegal immigration is still an issue for Georgians
- A likely illegal alien was arrested in Marietta last month and charged with molesting at least two boys.
- Pro-enforcement Americans are fighting against the marxist radicals in Gwinnett and Cobb Counties who are waging a very carefully staged war on ICE, immigration enforcement and the lifesaving 287 (g) operations in those jurisdictions.
- Despite a state law requiring participation, the Georgia Department of Public Safety is not in the 287(g) program.
- Jerry Gonzalez, leader of the corporate-funded and anti-enforcement GALEO told a metro-Atlanta newspaper that verifying ID and hiring records with use of the no-cost IMAGE certification is a “white nationalist agenda.”
- Readers not familiar with the folks at GALEO or Gov. Kemp’s relationship with them may want to see the angry letter from a retired immigration agent to the governor here.
- It could be worse. Election runner-up Stacey Abrams’ “New Georgia Project” is in open opposition to ICE even operating in Georgia.
We make the same no-cost car wash offer to anyone who can cite any comment from Governor Kemp on any of the above examples.
“I got a big truck”
Perhaps most obvious to voters who can remember back to last year is candidate Kemp’s “yep, I just said that…” campaign ad shtick that involved his “I got a big truck” (video) and the possibility of his personally rounding up “criminal illegals.”
Asking about the current whereabouts of the truck seems a fair question for Governor Kemp from the faithful GOP voters.
From here, we will begin to produce regular updates on Governor Kemp’s campaign promises, his silence – or any actions – on the illegal immigration crisis in Georgia
Many attribute our national holiday of Thanksgiving to President Abraham Lincoln. He
did sign the law designating the last Thursday in the month of November as a national holiday of
Thanksgiving on October 3, 1863.
While Steward wrote the law and Lincoln signed it, the holiday might not have been written into
national law if not for a woman writer.
She was the Mother of Thanksgiving. Her name was Sarah Josepha Hale. It is not clear as to how
much influence a letter she had written to President Lincoln influenced his decision, but shortly
thereafter, the national holiday was declared.
In a day of women staying only to the home, she was an advocate of education for women,
including the creation of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
She was instrumental in the construction of a monument to the Battle of Bunker Hill and saving
George Washington’s estate, Mount Vernon, for posterity.
Editor of the popular Godey’s Lady Book and the author of Mary’s Lamb, (as in Mary had a little
lamb etc. poem,) Hale had grown up celebrating a yearly Thanksgiving celebration, as did many
in different parts of the country. At the time, it was celebrated at different times in different
Though it was not an original idea, as many Presidents had set aside days of Thanksgiving for
various events, Ms. Hale lobbied to make it a specific national holiday. She believed that a day
set aside purely for thanksgiving would help unite a nation torn apart by a bloody civil war.
As we set down to table this Thursday with family and friends, let us remember the efforts of
those who made this day possible in one of the most divisive era of our history.
Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday that we should be very proud to observe.
More importantly, let us give real and heartfelt thanks for our many blessings.
In the United States, we are truly blessed. We live in relative safety from violence. We are well
fed, we are warm and housed for the most part, though many long-standing Democrat run cities
have been over- run with homelessness. San Francisco comes readily to mind, and that would be
on Nancy Pelosi’s watch.
We still have our freedoms. Freedoms that need a continuous vigil and active fight to maintain,
yet we still have the right to make our voices heard without fear of reprisal. The Dog and Pony
show being run by Adam Schiff today is the reason we as citizens must remain on guard of our
liberty. If they can invent an offense on the President of the United States, they can easily pick an
average citizen. In fact, the Mueller report and fiasco did that to several people without regard to
The most important right we have is to worship God. Not false gods, but the Holy Trinity, The
Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost. However, places like California and others, fight to leave
God out of their state and lives.
It is important not to allow those who would race bait and cause dissention to achieve their goals.
American needs to be as united as it was on 9/12/2001. United WE Stand, Divided WE fall.
Let us truly be thankful for all these many blessings and celebrate with love and togetherness as
we begin the joyful holiday season.
The crazy Democrats, in a near panic meltdown over their three year failure to depose the
President, and now fearful of Trump’s DoJ exposing their own perfidies, have turned up the
burners on impeachment over a phone call to the point they may actually burn themselves.
Maybe they should have read the transcript!
Now, in desperation, they bring in a uniformed retired Army Lt. Col who supposedly was one of
the NSC members privy to the Presidents conversation with the Ukrainian President.
Apparently, the decorated but displeased officer, wanted to add a few defining words to the
presidents conversation. Was he, in fact, the alleged “Whistleblower” the Democrats don’t want
to expose? They sneaked him in. He’s the best pick so far. Did any of ‘em read the transcript?
Politico tells us the Democrats are engaged in a intra-party fight over a resolution that makes
limited changes to their impeachment inquiry, “a needless distraction for Democrats just as they
collect some of the most explosive testimony to date against President Donald Trump.”
House investigators (bipartisan) heard “damning testimony” from a National Security Council
official, the Lt. Col., supposedly providing a direct first hand account of Trump’s phone call with
the Ukrainian president. Say what? Didn’t they read the transcript of that call? I haven’t seen or
heard of any “damming evidence,” only hearsay, guesses and innuendo’s. Besides, didn’t
Schiff meet this witness first to coordinate his testimony to Schiff’s questions? Yeah, he did!
In their delusion, Democrats argue over the words needed to go forward with their impeachment
scam the public might believe while the leadership dithers on trying to understand just what the
resolution accomplishes and why it’s even important now. Someone must have read the
transcript, surely? It’s out there because Trump ‘Trumped ‘em” again.
Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-N.J.), understands the “tar baby” trap his caucus is heading into. He
opined that when House Republicans want Trump’s Impeachment to proceed, never mind
whatever Romney and the “never Trumpers” want, then he smells a trap there. His very words
were: “So if they very much want it, it would mean they want to help us a whole lot and really
think it’s a good idea, or they think that it was going to put us in a tight spot.” A few other House
Democrats feel the same way and see danger in pressing on. They read the transcript!
Those House Democrat moderates, that follow the flock of sheep leader, Nancy Pelosi’s
direction, will vote for the resolution even while the squabbling over procedure is collapsing
around them from over exposure, Republican attacks and no action. It was not intended for a
simple procedural measure to consume so much time just to impeach that awful President
Trump. In the meantime, Trump carries on Making America Great Again.
What we actually have been witnessing here is Democrat managerial incompetence. Their party
has been Balkanized (broken into squabbling pieces) by incompetent leadership of the several
committee chairmen competing to be the one who gets Trump while never at all realizing they
are revealing themselves as the incompetent fools they really are.
Jerry Nadler has dropped from the radar since the debacle of his one witness hearing, turned
him into a complete putz. Adam Schiff is a sneaky, rotten, lying, characterless, dimwit who has
earned the jokes now spotlighting his discredited character. He can forgo any earned respect.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!
One must wonder why government bureaucrats, appointed and elected, don’t fear the electorate
or more importantly, the American people. It’s because they are rarely challenged for their
perfidies, are able to employ the slow tactics of dragging their feet on important issues until the
electorate forgets about ‘em and, if those tactics fail, sic the enforcement arm of government to
harass, impede or even deny American challengers their individual rights, often without due
process, including imprisoning or murdering them. Keep in mind Ruby Ridge and Waco.
If the Federal Government is too big as it incubates new laws in the swamp to oppress the
citizens, then it’s past time that citizens remind their elected legislatures that they are servants
of the people, not the other way around, and that the true roadmap for citizen happiness lies in
the Constitution of the United States, not in the Communist Manifesto or the Democrat party.
Bureaucrats are not elected! Responsibility for making laws, painful as some may be, lies with
the Congress not unelected Deep State job holders no one hears about until it’s too late. The
question then becomes, what to do with the massive stiff bureaucracy running our government?
One department of government, the DOD, already knows the answer. It rotates, transfers or
PCS’s, however you want to call it, its military and some civilian members every two or three
years and that especially includes the officer corps all the way to the top. For Generals and
Admirals to move, promotions are their anticipated reward.
I just read that one department of 2300 workers in the DC Swamp, have threatened to quit
enmasse if their agency, as is proposed, is moved the seven miles away the department wants.
What a gift to the American taxpayers that would be. Do it! Also, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tn)
signed on to a bill proposed by Sen. Josh Hawley, (R-Mo), the “Helping Infrastructure Restore
the Economy” (HIRE act), that proposes breaking up the DC Swamp and spreading the wealth
around to other areas of the nation. Here are their proposed changes:
1 Department of Agriculture — Missouri
2 Department of Commerce –Pennsylvania
3 Department of Education –Tennessee
4 Department of Energy — Kentucky
5 Health and Human Services –Indiana
6 Housing and Urban Development — Ohio
7 Department of Interior — New Mexico
8 Department of Labor — West Virginia
9 Department of Transportation — Michigan
10 Veterans Affairs — South Carolina
There will be hell to pay but, if government can’t move its civilian employees like the DOD does,
then move the agencies. What a splendid idea. Or, short of that, perhaps every two or three
years, employees in one agency would be transferred into another agency whose mission is
totally opposite of their previous assignment. This would specifically include those at the SES
level. What’s SES you ask? Its civilian executives operating their agencies as civilian Generals,
so to speak. For the others of course, pay grades would stay the same. Think of it as exercising
ones elbows, knees and wrist joints to keep them limber. If they are not moved from time to
time, they become stiff and ossified, just like government.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!
If we are to accept Adam Schiff for brains’ definition, “Quid Pro Quo,” is the second most
vile offense against Progressives, short of “lynching” that could be conjured up in the
dirty minds of Republicans. But, it is not a dirty term. It simply means ‘this for that’ or a
promise for a promise or even a contractual exchange. The Clinton’s have been doing
that for decades and no one has complained. Remember Hillary raked in millions selling
our uranium to the Russians while Bill gave them a one hour speech in Moscow on who
knows what subject, how to get the most out of interns one may suppose?
It’s when they get to “tit for tat” that we should become alarmed and defend ourselves
from Progressive launched incoming fire. If our Republicans had any backbone they
would have already launched a pre-emptive strike against the Democrat machinations
in the House to destroy the socialist structure that will seal Americas fate. “Tit for tat”
means you did ‘this’ to us, we’ll do ‘that’ to you. It’ll never happen! Even as evidence
mounts of the role of the treasonous coup plotters in Obama’s CIA, FBI, DoJ and IRS,
we see no inditements, no Grand Juries and no reports. To that mix, add the Romney
Republicans and the picture of the Deep State involvement becomes crystal clear.
The Progressive Democrats long ago, cast aside any semblance of decency, propriety
or good will to preserve Americas greatness. They bought into the New World Order
scheme and a strong, vibrant, self-motivated and moral America, under Donald Trump,
stands in their way. That’s why we see the Democrat party flying off the rails. If they win
again, soon, then we are doomed! Hillary’s thinking she’ll give it another go!
The American people, at least those who can still think for themselves, understand this
completely. Hint to the GOP, you had better pick a side. I suggest on the side of the US
Constitution and start protecting our President. We don’t want to hear any of this “we’re
waiting to see the facts” BS, we know the facts and so do you.
Trump’s single minded ‘twitter’ attacks in his defense against his enemies have thrown
Democrats into confusion, alarmed Republicans, and invigorated his base. That’s a
personal chemistry none of his opponents can generate. In alarm, kindly GOP senators
have advised the President he: “risks bungling impeachment politically and alienating
voters even as he survives a Senate trial without a focused strategy prosecuted by
competent political professionals.” Say what? Competent political professionals?”
Just who did they have in mind to dispense such good advice, Mitt Romney? Kasich?
There is little professional competence left in the Congress of the United States and the
whole corrupt business screams for term limits as well as finding a solution for solving
the problem of the meddling bureaucrats that actually run the government. Professional
politicians are the bane of good government. They quickly come to believe in their own
infallibility as political thinkers and foreign policy experts, then enter into Quid pro Quo
alignments to satisfy their own base; “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.” Politics
has become an ugly business and those ‘thinkers,’ the inept ones, like Pelosi, Schiff,
Maxine Waters and Jerry Nadler have made it so. They’re truly rotten people!
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!
If you suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome and like a very bad cold, you just can’t
shake it, you will write a parody of a best-selling children’s book, If You Give A Pig a Pancake.
(This popular children’s book was written by the duo of Laura Joffe Numeroff and Felicia
You will make book / parody, because you’re unable to create your own original thoughts, and
need to emulate someone else’s work as Fay Kanouse has done.
This book, labeled as a parody for adults, If You Give a Pig the White House, is directed at
President Donald Trump. A pig with big hair gets himself in trouble around the White House,
binge watches Fox News, eats a lot of fast food and threatens national security without a care.
Supporters of Trump, who have been called ugly names by such as Hillary Clinton, i.e.
deplorables, Biden, i.e. the dregs of society and CNN as people with 10 teeth, would probably
offended again when they see this parody in the bookstores.
Perhaps, being called pig would be a step up, as people like Kanouse believe, Trump supporters
would be pigs as well.
That would be great because PIGS play a fabulous, storied part in the welfare of humans dating
back to almost 10,000 years ago.
Really? How so, you might ask?
Fossil records show that pigs were a thriving species as early as 40 million years ago and were
first domesticated around 7,000 to 9,000 years ago by those in what is modern day China and
parts of Western Europe. https://realpigfarming.com/history-of-pigs-in-america-7c4e8b837228
Even the Romans had breed specific pigs around 3,500 years ago. Western and Southern Europe
continued to cultivate and breed specific pigs up until the 1500s.
Pigs are not native to North America. They are immigrants, just like the patriots and pilgrims of
the United States, who came to these shores to start a new life.
Pigs were brought over on the ships of Christopher Columbus and Hernando de Soto, whose
descendants became a major food source for farm families in the 1600 and 1700s with any
surplus sold as “barreled pork.”
What about Wall Street? Everyone knows the contributions and drawbacks of Wall Street.
Pigs are responsible for Wall Street. A wall was built when domesticated and feral pigs
destroyed crops on Manhattan Island. To prevent their damage, farmers erected a wall to keep
the pigs out. The avenue along the wall became known as Wall Street.
Pigs tamed the west with the pioneer families as they set out in wagon trains.
By the mid-1800s, Ohio became a major hub for moving swine. As many as 70,000 a day were
sent from Ohio to the east coast, increasing even more with the advent of the railroad and in later
years the addition of refrigerated cars.
As the decades moved on, pig farming has become big business in the United States as the
largest exporter of pork, moving 26% of the world’s total production and export.
As anyone can readily see, pigs are the backbone of the history and economy of the United
If the President is called a pig, it is because he is winning.
The United States has the best economy in the world. Unemployment is the lowest for all groups
of workers since 1969. Most members of NATO are paying their fair share of their own defense
for the first time in a long time. China is being brought to heel about stealing, copying and
reproducing intellectual property at a much lower price and for the first time, they are paying
billions in tariffs on the goods they import to the US.
The United States is now the # 1 EXPORTER of oil in the world.
The world is keeping its hands in its own pockets now more than ever.
In conclusion, if all of this history and prosperity is offensive to you only because President
Trump has brought it, you have a mental problem.
If someone had dared to write such a hateful parody / comparison of the previous president, all
hell would have broken loose and there would have been riots in the streets with calls for death
to the author.
As a citizen, no one is required to like every president that comes into the White House. It is
expected that the office of the President is respected and treated with the gravity of the station.
The office is certainly is not receiving any of that now.
The lack of manners and civility that became acceptable with the last administration and the
Democratic Party are appalling. America is feeling the effect of it in everyday society, and it is a
If we had the chance to casually peer into the family background of former VP and current
Progressive candidate for POTUS, Joe Biden, should be we shocked to find a modicum of
criminality and anti-social behavior that, should such accusations be attached to Donald Trump
would border on impeachable offenses? Naw! Good ol’ Joe is harmless and means well.
But, Caroline Biden, Joe’s niece, was accused of grand larceny when she stole $100,000
through a credit card scheme in 2017 and, guess what? She got away with it by the Democrat
NY prosecutor. No Jail, no probation, no pay back. How about that? It was her second such
arrest not to mention her numerous stints in rehabilitation.
Hunter Biden, Joe’s very wealthy son now adrift on the sea of improbable incompetence, once
somehow, obtained a direct commission as a Naval Reserve Officer but fate caught up with him
when he failed a drug test that revealed his cocaine use. He was invited out of the service.
Hunter divorced wife Kathleen, mother of his three daughters, to marry his deceased brother’s
widow. This apparently followed a year long affair with the woman. What normal person if they
had any morals, does something like that, and why? To keep it in the family? This was in 2017
in Delaware. It’s available or was, at Delaware online.
During the course of the tawdry divorce proceedings, it was revealed that Hunter drained
hundreds of thousands of dollars from the family assets through his extravagant spending on
the ‘good life,’ you know, those little expenses that mark the desolate man like, drugs, alcohol,
prostitutes, strip clubs and gifts for the women he was shagging, that sort of thing, all while
leaving the family unable to pay their bills. Court divorce proceedings reveal all this and more.
Presently in question is the Billion’s of dollar Hunter was allegedly skimming through his fathers
influence, out of the glorious workers paradise of the Peoples Republic of China, not to mention
his Ukraine gig. Forget the paltry $50,000 a month salary he was paid for sitting on the Board of
a Ukrainian energy company, it was more like $100,000 per month. Who woulda thought?
Joe has a daughter, Ashley Biden Krein, who also has a drug problem including racking up a
bunch of drug related arrests. During Joe’s VP term under Obama, she was even video-taped
snorting cocaine, an act of news omission the Democrat media propaganda machine
committed. If they don’t reveal it, it didn’t happen. The New York Post wrote about it in 2009.
When a man’s children and his close kinfolk turn bad we expect that the influence of the family
Patriarch, if he has any, is to run interference and keep their weakness’s hidden from public
view. But when that patriarch is influence peddling himself to enrich his family’s coffers, keep
‘em out of the limelight, not to mention the hoosegow, then serious questions must be asked
about the man’s credibility, and I man, Joe, ‘the Fixer,’ Biden.
What child of Donald Trump has yet to be exposed as a crypto criminal? None, absolutely not
one because if any were to be so revealed, the Democrat Propaganda machine would chew ‘em
up and spit ‘em out, an experienced as yet unvisited on Biden’s family. GOP Never Trumper’s
would be in their element and John Kasich would come rushing back as an “I told you so” savior
for the Deep State. The media have already ragged on Trump’s children and failed to strike iron
because there's noting to see. Why is that? Because Trump’s kids have class!
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go et ‘em!
I’m not sure if what we see and hear from the Democrats right now is some clever new stratagem designed to amaze and mystify us if not deceive us outright, or might be the manifestation of the realities of life, that nobody wants to hear them anymore. Mass shootings and other social disasters are like iron filings to magnets for the media and the Democrats trying to find some plausible reason to impeach President Trump they can sell to voters.
Of course stories that don’t fulfill their narrative, like the mass murders going on daily in Chicago’s black neighborhoods, are ignored. Murders committed by illegal immigrants already kicked out of America multiple times, are excused for some socially touchy excuse.
This score of Democrats campaigning to replace Donald Trump, are like freaks in a midway sideshow. They tell blatant lies so often that they actually start believing them themselves. The Democrat party has no platform that Americans could rally around, but they have twenty different offerings, all sounding the same theme, ‘get rid of Trump, get rid of guns, abandon your religious beliefs and trust us,’ that not only confuses people, but bores ‘em to death as well. Think “tune out.” Speaking of religious beliefs, if Islam refuses to neutralize their beliefs, and Democrats refuse to chastise them, why then should Christians even consider neutralizing the teachings of Christ? Think about that one.
The Democrats pursuit of Trump is in disarray. What happened to “Mueller?” Two years of wasted money and time only to proved that Donald Trump was right all along. Only Jerry Nadler, the nimrod Democrat committee chairman, still believes there’s hope that the discredited Muller investigation, that treasonous exercise by the Deep States FBI, DoJ and the CIA to overthrow the President, might still contain some fragment of evidence the could sweep Trump from office. He’s delusional and there’s evidence enough to call the ‘white coat detail’ to escort him from his seat as chairman to the nut house. Adam Schiff has already turned cold on Mueller.
To be sure, the Democrat Party of JFK, no longer exists. Today’s party, however they want to call themselves, are dangerous because they’re now openly communist in their philosophies, fascist in their pronouncements and delusional in their beliefs. Americans are in no way Marxist oriented, except perhaps, for the recent graduates from our Marxist infested colleges filling our voter rolls. Where does the Left’s Shock Troops, the black clad Antifa’s, come from? Do they act for the Democrat like Hisbollah and Hamas does for Iran? Just asking!
Apart from lacking ideas, the Democrat Party has become the party of excuses because they have no solutions except first, they need to regain power so they can make society fair by leveling the playing field so that all citizens, rich and poor alike, can suffer equally like we see in Venezuela right now. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? The Democrats are in disarray and are intent on taking the rest of us down with them.
But enough of disarray, how about corruption? Once, it took old time politicians several years in congress to become corrupt and amass the wealth that made them millionaires in retirement. Radical activist AOC, a pole dancing socialist bar tender, inside of one year as a freshman congress-woman, has already skimmed off more than a million dollars in campaign donations to satisfy her lust for fine living. Well, reportedly, her Chief of Staff, author of the Green New Deal, actually did it but the buck stops with her. It does for everybody else.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (14Aug19)
While the Democrats are spinning out of control and the media is focused on Trump’s destruction, and fake news fills our TV sets, let’s take a look at a serious issue facing us.
Okay, America is a mess, politically, socially, and economically. Yes, the economy is humming along and jobs are widely available, but the money is phony. We are pawns in the hands of the world bankers and money manipulators, dependent on them for every dollar we think we earn and spend when every dollar really only represents our personal IOU note of debt to them! In effect we exist by debt and deficit spending, in other words, easy credit!
So, why has this practice of living off credit/debt become so common and why has it been allowed to continue? First, any changes to existing laws on spending limits, etc. requires a legislative process! But alas, politicians, being the parasites they are, benefit from the existing monetary system. Their greed and avarice is boundless. Why do you suppose that poor politicians retire wealthy after only a few years in service but a soldier doesn’t? Their well-paying conflict of interest schemes are solidly entrenched and once new politicians are compromised, they’re in forever like getting stuck on that ol’ Uncle Remus’s Tar Baby.
Several questions arise. How do we find honest politicians? Terms limits have been proposed but no politician worth his life, would sponsor such a bill or, if he did, it would never get an affirmative vote. That’s how democracy really works. We vote the crooks in ourselves and they vote for themselves.
Draining the Swamp, as Trump promised, was a harder task than expected. Trump promised to do it and he’s working on it but, anyone without Trump’s personal strength to resist the constant scurrilous political attacks against him, would have been gone weeks after their inauguration. Instead, because of Trump’s strength, the failed FBI coup using that swamp scoundrel, the honorable Robert Mueller as its spear point, actually exposed the worst of the decadent DC Swamp Creatures proving the Deep State does exist. They should be gone soon.
Trump’s arrival, a complete shock to the DC political system threatens their money machine so carefully crafted over the past decades; but, that money machine itself has changed. Today we are totally dependent on the commercial private bank system, including the Federal Reserve as every dollar in circulation is a borrowed one. What makes the system work is the continued printing of valueless fiat money and dispersing it rapidly into the system with low interest rates. There’s that tar baby again! Maybe we should invest in green ink.
When banks print debt money we prosper; when they don’t, we’ll see recession and hard times. Once we understand what’s in the empty cash bucket were looking into, it seems we’re in a hopeless position to the point of absurdity and yet, all the signs and warnings are out there for us to see, just garbled up and papered over to confuse us.
Does our system of economic debt portend America’s demise? Will it happen before Islam gets here and our wealth lies in the camels we own? Are we capable of repairing the situation or do we still rely on our elected, mostly corrupt politicians, to do the right thing?
Who has a vested interest in not wanting changes? Well, tax accountants for sure. Politicians of course, and special interest groups because it’s all about money. It’s their vested interest in wealth creation and It’s scandalous yet, we’re moved to do nothing. That’s how revolutions are born, out of politicians doing nothing.
Most folks look to the Fed to solve the credit/debt crisis. Can it? No! It would be impossible as the banksters created it. All this subprime lending and collateralized debt was a scam from the beginning. There is no added value anywhere. Everything in America is paper shuffling. It’s a paper bubble empire backed by paper fiat money. It has to eventually shake itself out or collapse, if not this time it will come later, during most of our lifetimes, i.e.: soon!
How do we get good people to send up there? How do we recruit, vet and elect intelligent, yet courageous people who are smart enough not to get entrapped in the tar baby morass that is the political cash machine and yet not be afraid to confront the Progressive kill machine that is the Marxist Democrat party? Don’t be fooled. They might be in disarray, but they’re not retreating in confusion.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!
Open letter from Towns County Republican Party Membership Chairman Gary W. Meier:
“For two days last week (for those who bothered to watch the debates), Americans were subjected to a spectacle never before witnessed on the shores of this country. Twenty men and women, claiming to be Americans and wanting to be President of the United States of America, attacked and ripped to shreds every idea and value that makes this nation great. Their only aim was to destroy the very economic fabric upon which we live and breath and enjoy our being. They want to turn the country upside-down.
“The world considers Iran to be a dangerous state. Around the globe terrorists have the “dangerous” label pinned to them. That’s the world stage. Here in America, those who shared the Fox Theater stage in Detroit are the twenty most dangerous people in the United States of America today. Their purpose is to set this nation as we know it on an iceberg and send it floating out to sea into oblivion.
“They are evil because the philosophy they espouse is evil. The dictionary defines evil as profoundly immoral and wicked. That’s tame for this bunch. Some define evil as anything that separates us from our very self, our soul. That’s more like it. Being separated from the soul means humanity is lacking. Those twenty displayed nothing resembling humanity. Finally, others say evil is and always was the absence of love. That settles the matter, the hate spewing from all of them personified evil. Love was missing on that stage both evenings except for Williamson who proclaimed love in a new age fashion.
“The word evil comes from the Old English “yfel”, the German “ubel” and the Dutch “euvel” all three of them deriving from an even earlier “wap”, meaning “exceeding proper boundaries”. Most debate watchers most likely noted the absence of any boundaries. An economy without proper boundaries is called Socialism.
“Socialism is a utopian hallucination focusing on a “just society”. Capitalism is unjust we learned from the debates. It’s the government’s responsibility to provide its citizens with all their needs. We must free them from the capitalist vices of greed and inequality. Everything for our citizens must be free. To get the ball rolling down the precipice of socialism, we will begin by giving every citizen of the United States $1000 a month.
“Most fairy tales begin with “Once upon a time”. Once upon a time, the Soviet Union, Cuba, China, Yugoslavia, Vietnam, Tanzania, Nicaragua and Venezuela attempted to construct a socialist society. Not once, but each time, these experiments were colossal failures. They were social, economic and political disasters. Their worker-run socialist paradises came crashing down. Not once upon a time, but every time, the fairy tale of socialism had an evil ending.
“The evil ending of this philosophy left each country in economic chaos, plunging its citizens into rioting, mayhem, rampant crime, hunger, disease and death. How “just” was that to its citizenry? Witness Venezuela today. Witness the difference between North and South Korea. Witness East and West German regimes before unification. At the time of unification, West Germany’s GDP was more than twice that of East Germany. The movement of bodies was always away from these repressive regimes. Notice Americans have never risked their lives on a makeshift raft to escape to Cuba. Notice the Berlin wall wasn’t built to keep West German’s from escaping to East Germany.
History shouts out with a cacophony of warning…every attempt to establish a socialist economy has ended in tragedy. Every one!!!
“Each time a socialist regime crashed the past century, historians would proclaim the death of Socialism or the end of history. Capitalism and western democracy prevailed, they exclaimed, adding Socialism had been relegated to the dust bin of history. But is hasn’t!! Socialism is a failed idea that never dies. Why does it have such lasting appeal? Why does its focus on a “just society” trump capitalist values of self-interest and self-reliance? What’s with the 20 for 2020? With the certainty of failure staring them in the eyes, why can’t they face the reality of the situation? The answer is, the mind of a Socialist can never be changed through rational argument. It never has happened and never will. Socialists aren’t rational, they view everything through the lens of their emotions.
“An ominous explanation could be their minds are so inundated with hate for President Trump they are blinded to the evil they are propagating. Love was absent on the stage those two evenings. Hate dominated…in their eyes, in their rantings, in their voices, in their hand and body language. The title of this Musings is “the definition of evil. It’s plain and simple, it cannot be argued, it cannot be debated…the definition of evil is Socialism. If Americans aren’t trembling in their boots after watching the Fox Theatre debacle, our country is in a heap of danger that threatens the very foundations of our society.”
Gary W. Meier
August 7, 2019
Feature Photo Credit: PBS
With each mass shooting perpetrated in our society upon wholly innocent men, women and children, the Marxist Democrat propaganda arm, feigning faux outrage, immediately points the bony finger of blame at Donald Trump. Why? Because they have nothing left in their quiver and he has them beat in the public arena with the truth and logic.
Americans are becoming inured to the shock that is now the too frequent indiscriminate murders in public places of American citizens. The loony reactions of the media to these bloody events is convincing Americans that they cannot be trusted because we now know they lie, obfuscate, hide the truth, report out of context the truths, and are in fact, the most complicit agency in leading Americas Descent into Darkness. Why does the media not care about the mass daily killings in Chicago, Baltimore and other Liberal American cities or the murders of babies in the daily gross lots? Just asking!
It’s a last act of desperation for an industry that openly took sides in the political war that will decide Americas future, and tried to hide it. They are leading our descent into a life that will be one of misery and despair, a la Venezuela and Cuba, while attacking Trump who is polishing up the “Shining City on the Hill” image of Ronald Reagan.
The media has lost, like the FBI has, the trust of the American people. We’re not as stupid out here as they believe we are. For decades we’ve passively watched as the nice, pleasant sounding, siren voice of Socialism’s doctrine of “fairness and multiculturalism,” crept into our daily lives, then morph into screeds of white privilege, reparations, wealth redistribution and white shame, and slowly supplant our original values of independence, self-reliance, property ownership and individual achievement, the beginning of our descent into darkness. Happily, Americans are waking up but, that could portend more violence.
Trump “tweets” the truth and they can’t abide it. They have no retort except to scream louder, try to identify every supporter of President Trump as demonic white supremacists, tea party black folks hating, far right wing radical racist, even before the facts of events are ever revealed. If not, they’re simply made up. “Never let a good tragedy go to waste.” The word “racist” has lost its sting so watch as ‘white supremacists’ replaces ‘racists’ in daily print.
In the El Paso murders, I agree. It was a Hispanic hating young white youth who surrendered to police instead of dying by his own hand or confronting the police in a futile shootout. This man was a coward. The Dayton murderer on the other hand, was demonstrably an evil, demonic person who expressly believed in the socialist ideals of Bernie Sanders and the Squaw woman, Elizabeth Warren. Yet no one blames those two politicians for the murders. Indeed, when his political affiliation was discovered his whole background story was just dropped from the front page of the Democrats propaganda arms. Another blow to fairness.
The Left’s media propaganda machine, always seems to be a step ahead of the dimwitted Democrats in pursuing the lies of “white supremacy,” the new code word for “racism.” All the Democrat presidential candidate especially the spavined Joe Biden, are trying very hard to brand President Trump, and by inference, the rest of us, as far-right wing, lunatic fringe “racists” that should be attacked and openly killed. The Black Lives Matters nimrod, screaming out her hate toward Mitch McConnell’s home, calling for him to be stabbed in the heart, makes my case. The Antifa’s who show up at street protests hooded and masked have done just that.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!
Today’s young people are less mature than generations in the past. Mothers and Fathers do most everything for their darlings.
They want to talk to them as if they are adults and can reason as such about their bad behavior and allow them to be babies long past their time instead of being the disciplinarian of parents in past generations.
What kind of problems can arise from this role reversal of parent authoritarian to lenient parent or worse, parent who wants to be their child’s friend.” http://www.thelaboroflove.com/articles/what-will-the-lack-of-discipline-do-to-our-children
The news reports an increase in school shootings. Some of the perpetrators are in homes where there is no father figure. Many have a mental instability. A child that has no boundaries and can do no wrong will have no respect for authority, leading to the seemingly random shootings that are beginning to plaque society.
An overindulged child is a selfish child. They are the center of their universe and all roads lead to their satisfaction. Only the world is not a doting parent.
It begins early with problems in school. Certain routines have to be followed in order for a teacher to have an opportunity to teach. The child has to learn to adapt to a new environment that contains others with whom he or she must have relationships. These people may also be overindulged and selfish. A classroom with twenty to thirty of these young people will be a challenge, both for the teacher and the child.
The teacher cannot teach her class if she is juggling all those egos against school rules and curriculums.
This is a travesty as it will be a waste of twelve years of school for all. Those who are well adjusted and brought up with discipline will be unable to learn because of those who cannot contain their bad behavior.
Putting that aside, what about personal relationships?
The bigger picture is the adult relationship.
Will these children be able to maintain a partnership with another adult of their choosing?
It is doubtful that they will.
Primarily, they have no example of such to follow. With no model of how a mature relationship functions, they are in uncharted waters. Most likely, they will continue being self-absorbed, fall into bad behavior and go from one relationship to another.
What about if they just fail overall in being an adult?
In the recent case of a 30 year old man with a college degree who still lives with his parents. https://people.com/human-interest/parents-sue-30-year-old-son-to-move-out/
After being served several times with the request to leave the parent’s home, which were ignored, the parents took the issue to court and won their eviction request.
The young man in question still seems confused about the reasons for his parental problems. The parents want him to work and move on his own. The son seems to feel that he is entitled to be a houseguest his entire life.
The difference of opinion has moved to an ugly place where the parents and son are estranged.
Wouldn’t it have been better to teach self-reliance from an early age?
Teaching a child that they are the center of the universe, that everything is fair and they are the most precious, do no wrong human beings in the universe is a recipe for disaster.
This is a form of crippling, as the child is unable to function on their own, and it is a disservice to the lame lifeform called offspring. It could almost be termed as child abuse.
A parent cannot live forever. Who will take care of this cripple when they die?
It stands to reason that this person will be unable to function alone and be prone to acting out in unconventional ways.
Why is it that every time there is a shooting in this country, my feeds get flooded by blame. All I see is article after article on who or what I should be blaming for the latest shooting. “It’s because of video game violence!” “No, it’s the gun control laws!” “It’s about religion.” “Blame the parents.” “Blame the government.” “Blame anybody who doesn’t agree with me.”
Ultimately, I understand that people want to find a cause. That way they can turn off the valve, right? Cut off the source, stop the flow, end the violence. I need to run to the hospital for the whiplash as I get dragged in one direction after another. Is there a real answer, no. Maybe that’s why we’re all so confused.
In a society so focused on the individual, so inundated by the idea of one above all, there is no room left for love. Hate crimes, hate groups, home-grown terrorism, it all points to one thing for me. Stop being so selfish. We have so many people hating so much about this country, its people, its leaders, and its laws that I find no surprise anymore in these shootings.
How is a man supposed to respond to the world that he has found. And yes, I say ‘man.’ In 2019 alone, it seems like every time I look at a shooting of more than five people, its a guy. No, it’s not 100 percent, but it is overwhelming. When I look around, I see people screaming at each other about beliefs. Take a moment and search it yourself, I can promise you right now, I can find at least 20 videos of people filming with their phones a confrontation with people protesting. At least 18 of those videos are going to end up in screaming match with one or, more likely, both sides not even listening to each other.
It’s all about me today. I am god. I am the truth. How dare you not agree with me?
And if you are reading this thinking, “Oh, you tell those leftist idiots! They never listen.” Then you are part of the problem.
Again, if you are reading this thinking, “It’s about time someone stood up to those Right Wing nutjobs.” Then you, too, are part of the problem.
People talk about how racism is flooding our nation hating on Hispanics, degrading Blacks, ignoring Whites, and despising anyone else. Heck, I’m probably racist for not listing every single oppressed group like LGBTQ. But this is exactly the problem. We all hate everything that isn’t all about ‘me.’
Let me tell you about something I read on Social Media recently. It was a story about a teacher educating students on the Salem Witch Trials. I read that this teacher decided to play a game with the students. The teacher said they were going to go to each student in the class and whisper to them if they were a witch or a normal citizen.
The teacher proceeded until every student had a designation and then told them that they were to collect into groups. The largest group of students that didn’t have a witch in the group would receive an ‘A’ for the day. The rest of the students not in that group would fail. Likewise, if there was a witch in every group, then the witches would receive the ‘A’ and the other students would fail.
Soon, several groups had formed but quickly began distrusting anyone not already in their group. The hate spread quickly as they shunned each other for the slightest hints of being a ‘witch.’
As the time limit neared its end and the groups were solidifying into solid “cliques” of ‘us vs them.’ The teacher called for the students attention. The time of judgment had come. The teacher then asked every student who they had designated a witch to raise their hand…
The problem was that nobody raised a hand.
The students then turned on the teacher saying that the teacher had done something wrong and the game wasn’t fair. The teacher then explained, “Do you think there was actual witches anywhere in Salem? All I did was release you to act on what you were told, the same they did in Salem.”
Just like the students in this story, I find it quite telling how quickly people in this country abandon humanity. They lose cooperation in favor of segregation. You’re a republican so everything you say is biased drivel that promotes racism and gun violence. You’re a Liberal, so you must only be out to subvert society and erode life.
I feel like the more young people I talk to tend to identify as a middle ground or third party political standing. Maybe it has something to do with our society being more interested in classifying, separating, and statistically quantifying people so much that they are willing to listen to anything with numbers instead of sitting down and taking the time to understand the intricacies of each other.
We are selfish. Instead of generalizing those “Millenials” as lazy, greedy kids who want everything for free, listen to the underlying concerns of wanting to make things like healthcare and education more accessible so that the entire country can be healthier and more educated. Instead of calling those Second Amendment advocates violent sociopaths, try to understand the point that guns mean protection from intruders and shooters, but also from a government that may subdue the population and abuse their right to govern.
Don’t get caught up in the screaming, but also don’t passively agree just to avoid an argument. I know people who will continue arguing a debate just to argue and anger the other person. Even if these people know they are wrong, they don’t care, they don’t want to lose. They are selfish people who don’t build to an answer, they build tension.
One should go into a debate absolutely convinced of their belief with examples to support them, but they should also be open to listening and understanding the other side of the debate. A debate is not a fight, it’s a learning experience. I argue and debate with people to test my thoughts and beliefs. I may still come out believing what I believe or I may come out with a changed mind, but I always learn something and add to my knowledge.
And on that note, don’t degrade and put down people who change their minds. Maybe if we talk to people, try to understand them, they wouldn’t feel so alone with us and violent against us. Maybe we could reduce the mass shootings or find an actual answer instead of just blaming video games or gun laws.
Stop fighting against other groups and start intermingling because, I promise you people, there are no “witches” in this game.