You are Not American Because…
As much as I don’t like bullies, racists, the financially glutinous, and more, I want to bring to your attention that not only are you not mentally a part of the land reaching from southern Chile to Northern Greenland, but you’re not part of the elite. The elite are those who live in the United States of America, declaring the country only, and not all the landmass as America. Now, I get it. It sounds like I’m nitpicking or taking things out of context. I’m not. I’m asking you, the reader, to take the time to wash away any shame defense that we call pride, and listen to me for a few moments with open ears, and an open mind, and when I’m done, compare it to what you have, do, and will hear on TV or on the internet.
It doesn’t matter where you go, who you listen to, and typically, what you read — someone will say what is, and is not American. Listen to The Young Turks as you’ll hear, “Come on. If you believe that, then you’re not American.” If you listen to Right-Wing contributors, talk shows and such, not only will you hear about what is and is not American, but how the poor, the brown, the lazy, the inner city people, and more wants a free handout, all the while they run advertisements by people that give them money to run a 5 second to 3 minute clip on their show. This as well as either side (Left or Right) asking you to support their show by giving them money; money they didn’t need to start their show. I’m not against asking for money. I’m against the mendacity and lies about why they need the money.
People like to use the “No true Scotsman” fallacy to rail against manipulators, while all the while they are using the, “No true American” fallacy to control everyone. If you listen to Republican shows of any kind, you will hear them talk about all brown people and their children not being part of “America”. It doesn’t matter if those brown people were born here, and their kids born here as well. The rhetoric is so powerful, that these very people have been raided, beaten, humiliated, split from families and deported. A guy was born here, lived here, and then deported to a Middle Eastern country he had never been to. There, he could not speak the language, could not get his medication, and thus died. To the right, the poor are bottom feeders and don’t deserve anything from anyone. Pathetically, poor has been a code for minorities; mainly black people. The fight to retain black people in poverty has aided in the destruction of black people and keeping them away from nice, clean, moral, law abiding white people. What’s the problem? If none of what I said is a problem to you, then you are part of the problem. The problem now, is that poverty has spilled over into the white families. I’m using rhetoric from the Right-Wing mainly in this article. Note that there are black and brown people in the country, but white families. I’m simply pointing that out for you to think about. The racism is clear if you have the ears for it. It’s akin to listening to music and hearing every single instrument used in a song. If you only hear the words and the beat, then you’re not listening to the music. Therefore, if you’re hearing only the words, and not the meaning, then you’re not listening to the person, or yourself. “Oh you can hear Jimmy, but you’re not listening to Jimmy.”
The Left-Wing has no different usage of the “You’re not American” fallacy as they rightfully chastise the right while not doing what it actually takes to bolster their side. They are the biggest Band-Aids in history. People fighting on the left know to their core that it takes a powerful push and change of mind to enact change and do it swiftly. They don’t want that fight. They have the “trickle up” effect as they personify the “incremental change” system they all railed against Hillary Clinton for. Instead of outright taking over the DNC or better, forming their own party with the millions of viewers and over 20-billion views of their channel, they place things in motion that means so much, but ensures they don’t do anything. Take Wolf-PAC.com for example. That amendment is needed from its core to surface and yet, after a year of talking about it, and pushing, TYT stopped pushing it, and only bragged on the people who fought for it and got a few changes. They cited those people as brave, real/true Americans, Amazing, Fantastic and all other things that screamed, “Support me and you’re awesome and anything less is ‘ok we love you brother’ “. With Secular Talk, they started Justice Democrats, and after Cenk, a founder was pushed out, Kyle left, and she should have left. They still support the Justice Democrats, a group that not only wrongfully turns on their founders but, like their founders, only care to talk about the Progressives that become popular. When those progressives reach a level worthy of mentioning on their shows, they are then classified as “Real Americans”.
Overall, the Right wants to shoot immigrants, black and brown people, while gentrifying prices of anything to keep it away from the “dirty, poor, and under educated”, and the left wants to fight all of that at the pace of a tortoise with a futon on its back. Here’s America at its core. You most likely won’t like it, but no one likes the truth, unless the truth can hurt their opponent.
The U.S.A was founded by migrants from Asia and as they grew, they broke into tribes that warred and then found relative peace to end the civil slaughter. Other groups sailed and found this land and chose to leave it alone, or settle near it, as home was either too far away or they didn’t know how to get back. That’s why the southern islands are so black and/or brown. Then, one person looking for genocide under the coded word “crusade” found one of those islands thinking he found some other place. He slaughtered them in every inhuman way possible and for over 500 years, he was herald a hero, and savior; even taught to us in our “history books” until we all regurgitated his praises. What followed him was a trail of highly religious people, escaping an oppressive religious regime. They settled this land, and nearly died until the natives (those Asians) saved them and helped them survive. The repayment was genocide; declaring them as “dirty savages”. They were nearly wiped out under a new religious regime that would do what they could to barter for captured slaves in Africa, bring them to a stolen home and dehumanize them until they were physically freed while kept in financial shackles. The only people who were talked of as American were the rich, the wealthy, and the powerful. Amongst slavery in their own ways were the Scottish, Irish, and other niche Europeans. In seeing the poor were slowly siding with those freed, they gave them financial privilege. To paraphrase, “Of course we used you for sex, labor, and hated your red hair, freckles, and accent, but if you stop wasting time with the niggras, you’ll find prosperity over here. Here you’ll find equality, money, and no one will look down at you.” What choice would you make back then? Be happy with the descendants of bartered goods, or be equal to “real white people” as they still claim today. They chose to abandon the African-American, who were four to six generations deep on this land, and were not cited or seen as “American”.
To this day, Jews, Muslims, Mexicans, Black People, LGBTQIA (GSRM) are not American. This is not only because of racism, but biblical racism as Right-Wingers use the bible to persecute these people. The descendants of people who fled Europe’s brutal and oppressive religious rule, demands this country be a Christian Nation and abide by the (unwitting) ever-changing rules of special pleading for personal comfort. The same people who don’t read or care to understand the bible; what they claim to be literal and the word of their personal, individual, god. It’s in the books and on the religious lips that no Atheist can run for high office. It’s on their lips that all migrant, black and brown people are evil. It’s on their lips that all LGBTQIA people are evil, devil worshippers and should be put to death. On the Left-Wing of this Foul Fowl, if you are anyone displaying hatred towards innocuous people of any kind, you are, “not American”. If you do not side with Lady Liberty, you are, “not American”. Research what it took to get Lady Liberty built. Nothing happens in this country, or any country, until there is a brutal, political, and social push-back and/or backlash against the very core or cores of the oppression.
I am an overweight African-American Atheist who wishes for the hatred to end and progression begin and simply just be here. I like to write, draw, watch Anime, various movie genres, and act 100% silly at points of the day. I enjoy commentating a wrestling game, and talking to people from time-to-time. I’m not one thing, and rail against stupid things. I find futanari sexy, and don’t find anything wrong with GSRM, because they, by that identity are doing no harm to anyone. Gay-Marriage must be a right, because, it’s marriage. No preacher says, “We are joined here today in holy-heterosexuality.” I’m as Un-American as one can get. The foul fowl has two wings: The Right-Wing of racist, greedy, misogynistic, corporate, freeloading, gas lighting, evil doers, and the Left-Wing of peaceful at the costs of our lives, conversations with people who hate them, exposing truths for views, I-told-you-so’s, and asking for justice without informing people of how to get it in less than 2 years let alone the next upcoming elections.
I personally do not like the U.S.A. If there were a place the evangelicals’ racism didn’t reach, and I was not so poor I can’t uproot and run, I’d be gone. Instead, I’m stuck here in the capital state of the KKK, just shy of the heart of the bible belt, in a section of the city that is being steadily gentrified with many of the poor forced to move and housing prices sky-rocketing. These homes have been paid off one to three times already and still, the prices go up.
Finally, in closing, I ask that you, the reader, think about what has, is, and will be said around you; via employee, TV, internet. Is what you hear advocating for peace, gentility, understanding, and rationality? As much as I don’t like what TYT and Secular Talk is doing, I do advocate watching them on the grounds that they at least tell the full truth of what’s being said politically. As for what they say about themselves… No power likes the truth being spoken about it.
Thank you for reading.
GSRM (Gender Sexually Romantic Minorities)