America’s now home to a few generations who, for all intents and purposes, were raised by wolves…. Traditional” families have been marginalized and trivialized and in light of that, we’re creating dehumanized people - uncivilized, ill-mannered, with a lack-of socialization and basic interpersonal communication skills. Cold as ice, heartless if not soulless.

Cold-blooded killers… Made in the USA.

We are a clear and present danger to ourselves….unquestionably, America’s in a world of trouble, baby.

Yes, this is a tirade, a diatribe, and a chiseled onslaught based on and born of the frustration and disgust I have with my fellow countrymen and women.

Here’s where we are: every day is “National Gunfight Day” in America, the weekends in big cities are like gunfights at OK Corral - 27 shot, 7 dead….and it’s just business as usual. Then occasionally, about every two or three weeks, we get a single event with a dozen-plus slaughtered. And it’s undeniably ramping and amping up. I’d suggest it’s tied to ol’ Jimmy Carter’s “Misery Index” here in post-Pandemic America.

Society’s wheels are falling off; our slip is showin’!

I’ve found myself fond of this MLK jewel in my cocktail conversations…. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. That sentiment summarizes exactly where we are as a decadent empire, and our interpersonal relationships lack authenticity and substance, i.e., shared moments, hard times, a test of time n’ depth… Friendships are handmade, handcrafted. You just don’t sign on or log in, tweet, and “like” each other’s pictures.

Why do we have kindergartners donning bullet-proof vests? Because this is an empire built on shaky, shaky, shaky ground - strong armed and forced upon others with guns and the bloody violence they create.

Why the mass killings? The “fear of others” is rooted in paranoia, knowing that genocide was waged to obtain the land and millions were enslaved to construct the empire damn near overnight, and then the oppression and exploitation of everyone not a White male. Yes, I contend the fear, the well-earned paranoia drives the White men’s individual/collective hostilities and hatred far too many of them harbor for, well, everyone. This is the all-American John Wayne/Clint Eastwood/Rambo culture still rumblin’, stumblin’, bumblin’ and fumblin’ its way to global thermonuclear war as the finale.

Meanwhile, the day-to-day reality in urban America is akin to being in Al Capone's 1937 Chi-Town, a semi-civilized land. The shootouts in Philly, Indy, H-Town, the Big Easy, etc., etc., etc., are rooted in desperation, frustration, immaturity, and fatalism, perceiving no way up or out but with violence and criminality.

Ponder this point: With public education knowingly manufacturing students who have middle school skills upon high school graduation, it’s obvious the Underworld is far more navigable and profitable than a career in hospitality, customer service, retail, or ditch diggin’.

And, toss into the voodoo chili the obvious - there’s just not enough love for each other in America. We don’t like each other, we don’t respect each other. We don’t trust each other. Not only that, we do fear each other. And a lot of us hate each other.

We don’t love ourselves, hence all the alterations we do to ourselves. We change our noses, butts, and eyes, twice a week, if we so chose. So since we can’t find inner peace, we are, too, a nation of people at war with ourselves and each other.

We love our guns more than we love our children, and our children reflect that lack of love, that lack of a parent’s time, and effort. Far too many kids aren’t anywhere near the top priority for their parents, and society displays that. Americans have children for an endless list of questionable, if not tragic, reasons. Too many men and women are involved in a search for one or more of the following: money, the good life, food stamps, attention.

Let’s be real: Children aren’t planned for nearly enough in this supposed sophisticated environment. Instead, it’s “oops, oh hell I’m pregnant.” Thus, logically, most folks aren’t financially prepared to have children in such an expensive, materialistic world.

Wait, wait, wait, by just looking around we can see far too many people aren’t mentally, emotionally, or physically prepared to have kids. Reproduce” does sound harsh, that’s why I went with “have kids.” Nonetheless...

On far, far too many occasions children are raised by only one parent, or two bad parents, or the nanny or a grandparent or siblings, or relatives, or neighbors, or total strangers. Fathers are optional today, and you see how that’s working out: Kyle Rittenhouse, no dad, Dylan Root no dad, the Uvalda killer, no dad. 75% of the shooters in Any-Hood USA - no dad.

Believe it or not, a good man can raise up a good man, or at least assist.

Perhaps hours in front of video games slaughtering life-like figures has an impact, takes a toll, modifies, and shapes young minds, perhaps… you think?

Not saying our prayers before meals and bedtime. Not believing in anything or anyone.

And in all these cases when people aren’t good parents, guess who suffers from that parental failure? Yes, you guessed it, the kids. In extreme cases, these boys can’t mix n’ mingle. They like to fight, they respect or fear nothing, and that’s not a good thing.

We are, as a society, mass-producing kids who aren’t born to loving, caring, people who are willing to commit and invest their lives in raising this child upright in the historical and traditional manner most civilized peoples abide by and adhere to.

And while we’re adding key ingredients to this voodoo chili: As a nation of mildly educated and only slightly enlightened folks, we, apparently, don’t believe in much, besides “get rich or die trying.” Religion and spirituality seem to be sorely lacking. The “Right” is more wedded to White Supremacy than they are to the “good book” or to the US Constitution. They backed a man who has no morals and values, they made a deal with El Diablo, and they’d rather have a dictatorship under Putin than a Democracy under President Michelle Obama.

In America, God is money, and money is god.

Our detachment from something bigger than ourselves and our preoccupation with our bank accounts, “keepin’ up with the Jones” is allowing the rich to do as they please and is an ingredient that is eroding away this so-called civilized society.

C’mon, “obesity” is the “word of the war” in Ukraine! America’s international, military/industrial/technology complex of arms manufacturers is getting fatter with every bomb and bullet. There’s an argument to be made that Lord Trump and Emperor Vladdy P. agreed upon and scripted the sacrificing of Ukraine for the undeniable astronomical riches being pocketed. The US Calvary Biden’s leading costs a lot of money. It’s making a small slice of America’s wealthy aristocrats wealthier.

Why do we let rich folks get away with murder? Because tragically, we, the unwashed and unpolished rank n’ file, little people from all walks of American life predictably believe rich folks are “better” than “poor” folks so we let them orchestrate society. Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and the “Investor Class” pimp and exploit us all for unfathomable Russian Oligarch-type riches. They facilitate inflating the prices of goods, just for pure profit, while pitting the everyday Americans against one another, killing each other over the crumbs which fall from their overfilled platinum plates.

These elitist asses wipe their behinds with 200-count gold-speckled linen toilet paper. And as the unwashed masses, we envy them. Can you get to that? Trump is a role model and an example of American Exceptionalism. That’s at least one of the reasons why we’re a violent land.

Boy, we need both an education and a therapist.

BlackCommentator.com Columnist, Desi Cortez, who also writes for BlackAthlete.com & NegusWhoRead.com, was hatched in the heart of Dixie, circa 1961, at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the by-product of four dynamic individuals, Raised in South-Central LA, the 213. At age 14 transplanted to the base of the Rockies, Denver. Still a Mile-Hi. Sat at the foot of scholars for many, many moons, emerging with a desire and direction… if not a sheep-skin. Meandered thru life; gone a-lot places, done a-lot of things, raised a man-cub into an officer n' gentleman, a "man's man." Produced a beautiful baby-girl with my lover/woman/soul-mate… aired my "little" mind on the airwaves and wrote some stuff along the way. Wordsmith behind America's Ten Months Pregnant . . . Ready To Blow!: Even Trump Can't "Make America White Again." A New, More Inclusive, Diverse 21st Century America - Love It . . . Or Get The Hell Out!. Contact Mr. Cortez and BC.

  Bookmark and Share

Bookmark and Share