An open letter to America.

A big problem with our country is that there’s too much compromise. Too much negotiation. We allow one thing but not the other. We want eqallity and freedom but only when it serves our agenda. We ask for gun control but we refuse to accept the consequences. We are afraid to admit our emotions to each other. We are afraid to admit that we love our country. We have liberals and conservatives; Republicans and Democrats. The line is split right down the middle. You’re over there and I’m over here. Don’t come over here and I won’t come over there. This is not America. This is not my country. The America dream currently resides here, in Facebook where we all sit in awe, waiting to see what somebody else says about this or that. We are disconnected and divided. And we are to blame for all of it. We allowed it to happen. Not because of Trump or Clinton or any other politician. But because we refuse to talk to one another. Racism exists. It exists on both sides of the field. White, black, brown, pink, yellow, green, orange, red, and shartruce. We are all guilty of it. ALL. And if we don’t change, none of us will be any different then the racists that delight in our country’s disconnection and division. 

Today is a sad day for our country. In Kentucky, a confederate statue has been taken down. The argument is that the statue requires upkeep and why would me want current descendents of slaves to pay for that upkeep. An understandable argument. But the answer is not to destroy a piece of our history. That statue is a reminder of what happened. And the alleged offence that it causes, in my opinion, is absurd and contrite. You are not a slave. No man woman or child of any color should be a slave. If we can’t learn from our history, and we choose to turn our backs on it, then we are doomed to repeat it. 



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