Ever since Mr. Obama was sworn in as the president in 2009, he has been blamed for every woe that besets our nation. Certainly he has done his level best, through design or ineptness, to exacerbate the problems that were present when he took office – but, he didn’t create this entire mess on his own. He had help – us!
First and foremost, the American people elected Mr. Obama – he didn’t elect himself. In spite of all the scandals swirling around Obama, the majority either ignored or didn’t care about his inexperience, distortions, half-truths, and obvious untruths. And in the course of the past 6 years, many people seem satisfied with his performance or lack thereof. Of course the country is split between liberals and conservatives, and when the dole crowd is thrown in, it is tough to beat a liberal.
The United States might as well be split into two universes, because we are split into two entirely different countries. The animosity and apathy that this creates will ultimately result in another civil war, and over the same basic issues. The two coasts, the elite academia, and the snooty Northeasterners, and our liberal media are aware of what is going on in this country, but, they have absolutely no interest in facing the crisis or doing anything meaningful about it. That is not to say that they are not perfectly willing to throw federal tax dollars at the problems that plague the inner cities, but they have no interest in rolling up their sleeves and working on the problem itself.
The rest of the country – those flyover states and the South have no real interest in the problems that plague the inner cities – they are perfectly willing to cling to their guns and religion. The first group believes that guns kill people – well actually they don’t – but they don’t want to admit who does. The second group knows that people kill people and they also know who the killers mostly are. Since most folks in group two avoid the inner cities and keep dogs and guns to protect their homes and property, they cavalierly feel that the blacks (oh my, I meant inner city teens) can kill as many of each other as they desire. Neither mindset can last.
Group one believes that America really isn’t all that bad. Most of these folks have never been in a fight – well perhaps for a pay raise, or funding for some liberal agenda – but never in a fight where one’s nose blocks someone’s fist. Therefore, they can’t identify with the reality that people will bludgeon other people merely to see them bleed or die. Don’t take my word for it, ask the white guy in Baltimore who recently got battered by around 50 young blacks (dang, I meant teens) and is facing around one-quarter million dollars in medical expenses to put his face back together. Young blacks (I meant teens) routinely pound whites just for the fun of it – you won’t read about the event in the newspaper or hear about it on television – but it happens. But, what you will hear and see in a seemingly endless new stream when some white guy loses his job for using a pejorative term starting with “n” in the spoken or written word to describe a black person. Life ain’t fair – and it will get worse, much worse.
We the people allow this to continue. Most of us have the funds to put a black (teen) hate crime in the newspaper if the media won’t print the event on their own – we don’t. Most of us could demand that our elected officials make people who live off the dole be accountable – we don’t. We sit in our homes and occasionally pop off a few handgun rounds to stay proficient with our sidearm and wait for the lid to blow off the inner cities – it will.
Perhaps if the next time that a gang of black street thugs (oops, teens) murder or bludgeon a white person – white America should have a “sick out” day. Don’t go out and steal the local Walmart shelves clean – just don’t go out at all. Perhaps the media and our government would get the message – nah, they would just call it was a new virus strain!
Have a good week. Bill Shuey is a freelance writer from North Carolina.