We’ve come a long way from the civilized country we once were. Our forefathers are either looking down groaning and holding their heads or laughing uproariously at what the United States of America has become.
On Monday, a pipe bomb was found in the mailbox of philanthropist (and democrat) George Soros. Today, bombs were sent to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and media outlet CNN. Once upon a time, the United States was considered above such behaviour. We were once considered “the leader of the free world”. We were once a kinder, gentler nation, one that was looked up to, respected, and valued human rights, human life. Today, we have sunken to the level of a third-world nation.
We refer to a number of nations, mostly in the Middle East, as ‘terrorist nations’, or ‘countries that harbour terrorists’. The U.S. has now become just such a nation. These bombs are acts of terrorism, and I would bet my life that they were not constructed and delivered by Middle Eastern terrorists, nor by Muslims nor Hispanics. These were thought of, concocted and delivered by white males, unless I miss my guess. White males who are angry for some reason that the majority of us cannot comprehend.
It would be easy to lay all this at the door of Mr. Trump, for he has been highly vocal in his rabid, vitriolic rhetoric condemning democrats and the press, Obama and Clinton. And certainly, he must share some of the blame. But the bulk of the blame is on We The People. I have spoken enough times on this blog about the loss of civil discourse that I will not do so again today.
Today there are migrants from violent nations heading to the United States to seek asylum from the violence in their own countries. Soon, I think, there may be caravans of U.S. citizens making their way to the Canadian border to seek asylum from the violence in our own nation.
“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!”
These words, written by Emma Lazarus in 1883, once meant something. They were words we were once proud of. We have sullied the words, just as we have sullied the notion of democracy in the U.S. We no longer deserve to be known as a the ‘land of the free’, for we are not.
To Mr. Trump and to every person who has supported his hate-filled rhetoric, who applauds when he screams and incites violence, I hope you are pleased with yourselves today. Understand that the majority in this nation do not feel as you do and that we have had just about enough. We will fight back. To whomever decided to make those bombs and attempt to murder good people like President Obama and Secretary Clinton, Mr. Soros, and the employees at CNN, I hope you are captured and spend the rest of your life in prison being beaten and abused in the worst possible way.
I am expecting a package to be delivered this week. I wonder if I will hesitate before opening it? Probably. Isn’t this a sad state of affairs?