Last week on my way down to New Albany, IN I happened to stop early for the day and watched the Muhammad Ali Memorial live.
The recollections provided showed a compassionate - caring - considerate human being who shared what he had with others.
Sunday I picked up a 1922 Studebaker from a senior southern lady who I listened to over breakfast tell of growing up in the shadow of Louisville, KY across the Ohio River in New Albany, IN.
Peppered into her memories were " the blacks " who her parents steered her clear of and who she, in turn, kept her son from growing up.
This morning I was getting coffee at the motel and heard an Iraq Vet tell the clerk " the gays " were sent a message in Orlando.
We live in a diverse free country with many races - religious beliefs - ethnicities.
That Tapestry has allowed Us to Endure throughout internal and external conflict and strife for more than two centuries.
So - I made the conscious decision to build bridges each day.
I love my country and all who reside here.
Yeah Jim, our morals, morays and national character is still right up there where our Pilgrim founders would be proud.
And Cassis Clay was way far from the 'Greatest' - but he sure made Elvis and Roger Staubach appear to be the "Greatest" by their deferring their $Millions$ until they served our nation.
I agree with you completely. I have always believed one of the primary problems in our diverse culture is the fact that we spend so much time celebrating our "diversity" that we forget to celebrate the things that bind us together. At the bottom of it, we all want similar things for ourselves and our families. We should put more focus on those things instead of the things that make us different.
This opinion does not mean we should abandon our individuality or our ethnic/religious/racial/etc. identity. I'm pleased to be an Italian-American. It just means that all the emphasis is on how we're different, which often drives wedges between us.
George - I agree with you completely.
Forcing the Progressive Social Engineering "diversity" bilge down America's throat is BS plain and simple!
The Wall is to stop illegal immigration not stop immigration.
The key word is illegal!
To make things worse once the Illegals get here we do nothing to deal with their illegal actions.
I did my time, including Korea and Vietnam, and I never cared for boxing.
And I had my Model T in storage all the time that I was gone.
Sure everyone has an opinion, why the need to share it?
Last week we were afraid of gays in our bathrooms and honored a draft dodging muslim boxer. This week we feel sorry for the gays and hate muslims. While I'm at it I still won't watch hanoi jane either.
I have had to be careful in how I state my feelings about this latest event as I disagree with the lifestyle those folks choose to live. And I disagree with the religion of the terrorist that killed the 50+ in Florida.My feelings have been consistent on these things before and after.
The simple fact is It was terrible and should not have happened.The lifestyle of the victims is irrelevant.As long as a person draws a breath, they have the opportunity to seek out the truth and get themselves on the right path be it to the bath room or the here after.
And I do wish the bathroom thing had never come up. Those folks peed somewhere for the past 100+ years, they coulda kept on with out all the hoopla.
Jim, I know what you are saying is true.
There is a bridge for those that are deserving of crossing it. And there is walls for those that don't.
There should not be a prefix in front of American.
IF you were born here,or you come here and become a legal citizen, you are a American. Period.
Bridges have their place.
Walls have their place.
Allegories are almost always flawed.
The biggest problem in this country today is not government, not the economy, it is.......hate. I see too much of that on this forum.
I love hate !
I hate cancer. I hated it when my guys got killed or hurt in AFG. I hated it when people
in our upline did not take care of us. I hate child abuse. I hate those that will do harm upon
others. I hate rape. So much to hate. Where do I stop ?
The co-opting and misuse of the word "hate" for political agenda fills me with the urge to defecate.
I hate what has become of America since my grandparents were young.
Right on, Mack!