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America, the Big Hypocrite!

November 15, 2017 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.comIf the United States spent less time lecturing other countries on their skeletal  flaws, we could repair the horrors in our own backyard.

World-renown abolitionist Frederick Douglass stated over 160 years ago, “There is not a nation of the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour. Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotism of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will agree with me that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival.”  That, in a nutshell, describes the current state of the U.S.

In publicizing the dishonesty of the red, white and blue; this editorial, may offend three divisions of the Moral Brigade; conservatives, die-hard patriots and that segment of the population, who feel that no matter what mayhem America commits,  criticizing the USA is equivalent to treason. For those folks, I suggest skipping this commentary and reading something  more to your liking. But for people who know there are three sides to every story, I present America, the Big Hypocrite!

You supposedly care about the rights of other countries. Yet, you believe you are the world’s moral conscious. And any nation or organization that question our tactics (Mexico, the United Nations), may find themselves on shaky ground. America, the Big Hypocrite!

We would have other countries believe we care what they think. The truth is, if it’s not in alignment with what America thinks, then you’re in deep doo-doo. For as Donald Trump has shown during the past 10 months, it’s our way or the highway. And to anyone who gets in our way,  they had better understand that we are Americans, and the only opinion that matters is ours.  America, the Big Hypocrite!

We are a country that still clings to the belief that America is a melting pot of diversity; where everyone is equal and gets along splendidly. Meanwhile, minorities are under attack, immigrants are told to go home, and white people want to take the country back to the 1950s. America, the Big Hypocrite!

We are a country inhabited by men who think women are their personal possessions; to be used, abused, and discarded at random. A country where  men think sexual harassment is a rite of passage. It isn’t! A country that still adheres to the idiotic belief that ‘it’s a man’s world’, and women are the sweepers of the throne. America, the Big Hypocrite!

We are a country that despises injustice abroad, yet we can’t seem to fix our own criminal justice system. A system riddled with bigotry; where Black men are targeted and disproportionately arrested. A system where people of color are murdered by law enforcement officials, who rarely serve any time for the crime. A system that finds itself at the center of controversy because it has yet to find a solution for its problems. America, the Big Hypocrite!

Despite its mom and apple pie facade, America is not the peaceful country it symbolizes. For as we have discovered, the U.S. can be relentless in its hypocrisy. And before anyone gives me the old, “Well if you don’t like this country,  then you can leave it,” speech. Let me evoke my First Amendment rights by saying, that for sheer freedom and opportunities, there is no place greater than the U.S.A. However, I refuse to turn a blind eye to the atrocities we perpetrate here at home and abroad. Thus, for all our boasting and patriotic grandstanding, I identify this country for what it is; America, the Big Hypocrite!

Staff Writer; Peggy S. Butler

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