You know what I hate about the United States. We have turned into the nation of small minded, vindictive people.
Maybe I feel this way, because a lesbian I know just died. Now lesbian is a word that scares many people. It is a word that never scared me. Actually I didn’t give a damn. I figured live and let live. I didn’t care about gay marriage; I figured we had bigger things to worry about in America. You know that war in Afghanistan, an unemployment rate over 10 percent and the fact that millions of American children are not insured.
But when a sweet intelligent woman dies, a woman who suffered with brain cancer over five years and her partner stuck by her, never gave up, was always there, even in the worse of times, when that partner is entitled to SQUAT, NADA … when that person has lived and supported her lesbian partner for over 20 years, and Americans are too frightened and worried and small minded to give that surviving partner all the legal rights of a surviving MARRIED partner, just because the word lesbian scares them, something is flat ass wrong with America.
You smoke a joint, you go to jail. You are 18, you drink a beer, you go to jail. You are uninsured, tough luck, big health insurance companies want profits, so you will never see national health care. You are a single mother, need help raising your kids, go screw yourself, we are not in the business of providing free day care for your kids.
You are a poor Hispanic person and you just want to work and you will take the worse jobs ever, busting your butt in a hot California field, getting splattered with blood in a chicken factory , living with ten other Hispanics in a one room flat, just so you can send money home to your family, tough luck buddy. We can and will throw you in jail. We are a Christian nation, but screw you and your family. You are not of us, you are just a wetback from some South America Country. Sure God may love everyone, but what does he know about them illegal immigrants?
When did we become a small minded vindictive nation?
Don’t believe me? Think I am just ranting.
Then tell me why the U.S. has both the largest prison population and the highest rate of incarceration in the world, including China and Russia. The U.S. incarcerates people at a rate more than 15 times that of Japan, and its prison population is more than eight times that of Italy, France, the UK, Spain, and Australia combined.
Face it, the United States has turned into a nation which wants to punish people for taking care of their families ( illegal aliens) , people for sinning and not being married ( lack of help for single mothers), punishing kids for having a beer ( 21 year old drinking law)., and disdaining someone for being faithful to a partner for 20 years ( no gay marriages).
I only have one thing to say. Are we a Christian nation or a vindictive nation?
Okay, I have one more thing to say. Lighten up America.!