Warning: This post is racist. It contains stereotypes and generalizations about a certain racial group, in order to try to depict and describe my view of the world as it is. But I certainly do not believe nor wish to imply that all members of that racial group conform to the generalizations contained herein, as I hope I make clear below.
America has never really been America. That is to say the vision of America spelled out in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence has never come into actual being. An America of equal opportunity, freedom, and justice for all.
There has always been Two Americas! At the highest potential it has ever reached, there have been three Americas. The third being the Middle Class, now an endangered species. America has never REALLY practically been about the ideals that were espoused in our founding documents. Coming out of and rebelling against a monarchal system made it necessary to spell out some stark differences between what America was under the British Monarchy and what it aspired to be. The Founders needed to lay out their ideals, in reaction to the tyrannical reality they inhabited, some goals of what they thought an ideal society would be. Being intelligent men, they knew that merely signing a piece of paper with these goals written upon them would not transform instantly into the realization of those goals.
They were obviously counting on future generations to realize those ideals.
America was FOUNDED as Two Americas. The rich white male “Christians” (Christians must be put in quotes, since several of the Founders, most notably the author of the Declaration, Jefferson, had rejected conventional Christianity in favor of The Enlightenment, which explains the, btw, explains the inclusion of the radical concepts of equality and justice for all.) ……………….and everybody else.
Rich white male Christians founded America and rich white male Christians have ruled it ever since. Not surprisingly given human nature, rich white male Christians have used the power of their elevated position as the sole class of citizens allowed to hold power by other rich white male Christians to benefit, protect, and permanently ensconce the rich white male Christian power structure. When non-rich, non-white, non-male, non-Christian persons or people have attempted to gain power or wealth, rich white male Christians have seen this as an attack on them and reacted accordingly…and often quite violently.
This is not a thing of the past, despite the fact that white Americans seem to think so.
BILL O’REILLY: But do you understand what the New York Times wants, and the far-left want? They want to break down the white, Christian, male power structure, which you’re a part, and so am I……
Yes, Bill, the far left DOES want to break down the rich white male Christian power structure. Why? Because we BELIEVE in these words:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men (AND women!) are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.….
That is the America I believe in, that is the America I wish to build, the future I wish to build.