Yes, It Happens Here: A Rant On Recent Events

In light of recent events, I have become bewildered by the government of the United States. The politicians are acting as if what took place on the sixth of January never happened before. These lawmakers are on the television and the radio, making these passionate, tearful speeches that are false words and crocodile tears. They all have mantras they say “this can’t happen here” or “this isn’t America.” It’s enough to make you puke because this did happen. The main reason these events can’t happen in America, they surmise is because “we’re not a third world nation.”  I find that logic interesting since the U.S. invested time and money, causing other countries to become third world nations.

The word coup is being thrown around by these mediocre leaders. Again, the word choice is perfect since we have aided coups in other countries, ask, Argentina. You can find American involvement in interfering in other countries’ internal affairs stretching back to the 1800s. 

Boris Johnson tweeted that ” The United States stands for democracy around the world.” I wonder if the Mideast feels that way. Let’s face the facts The United States has been destabilizing that region since 1914. If you believe the Mideast is alone, I would like to divert your eyes to Africa. According to congresswoman Cynthia McKinney: “the United States has set in motion a policy of oppression destabilization not by moral principle, but by a ruthless desire to enrich itself.” (McKinney 2001, p.8) You will find similar accounts in Latin America, South America, and Asia. I hate to burst Mr. Johnson’s bubble, the light of democracy is not what America is.

I could write an entire book on the corruption of the United States and people such as Noam Chomsky have written dozens of such books. So are these United States unfamiliar with such behavior? The answer is no, such unlawful behavior has happened on American soil before.

Since so many of the political elite are continuously talking about a coup let’s not forget that in 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina, a successful coup took place. Another attempted coup happened in Oklahoma in 1923. Stop acting as if Coups are not part of America’s history both foreign and domestic. 

The United States is no stranger to riots since 158 of them have taken place on its soil. Not to mention other forms of Civil unrest that these politicians should know. Maybe if they knew the entire history of their country, they would make better decisions. Perhaps they would think before they pass a law or make living unbearable for the populace they serve. Rather than pretending that these United States are immune from such hostilities.

It is high time that politicians start listening to the will of the people. These officeholders need to address real concerns, rather than getting and elected and sitting on their hands. The citizens must come before whatever political party they hold.  Unless they would rather see consistent unrest in the land they claim to love so dearly.

It is high time that politicians start listening to the will of the people. These officeholders need to address real concerns, rather than getting and elected and sitting on their hands. The citizens must come before whatever political party they hold.  Unless they would rather see consistent unrest in the land, they claim to love so dearly. 

It is time that these same politicians address the damage this country has done to the wider world. These hand-shakers must make amends with those countries that have been wronged by America’s power lust. Unless they would rather see consistent unrest in the nation, they claim to love so affectionately.

Bibliography

McKinney, Cynthia. “The Destabilization Of Africa.” Rense.com. The Host Pros. Accessed January 9, 2021. https://rense.com/general10/destabilization.htm. 

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