Monday, March 13, 2017

America: Land of the Homogenous? NO THANK YOU!

So Rep. Jason Chaffetz says, “Americans have choices, and they’ve got to make a choice. So rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own healthcare.”

And Rep. Roger Marshall says, “There’s a group of people that just don’t want health care and aren’t going to take care of themselves.”

As I try to wrap my head around those statements, I see a tweet, “Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t destroy our civilization with somebody else’s babies…”  by Rep. Steve King.

Now, “culture and demographics are our destiny”… that part I agree with. Unlike numerous countries, in America, regardless of your culture, where you were born, or what religious beliefs you claim, we’re all Americans.

“America” (and it’s three-part arrangement) has various and a multitude of origins, including Kemet, one of the most influential nations to emerge from Africa. “Am” also is a Swedish name for men meaning “eagle”, and a Swedish name for women meaning “of the moon.” “Erica” (the female form of Eric) means “honorable ruler” in German and “brave ruler” in English. I could go on and on, but you get the picture, Americans come from numerous cultures, ethnicities, and nations around the globe, which makes us the most beautiful, unique melting pot in the world. That we all should be proud of.  

And then I watched in sheer horror this morning as Chris Cuomo handed King a golden band aid opportunity to explain what he meant by “somebody else’s babies…”

“I’d like to see an America that’s just so homogenous that we look a lot the same, from that perspective,” King commented.


Then in another comment, “…I’ve said… to any population of people that is a declining population that isn’t willing to have enough babies to reproduce themselves.”

So let me get this straight Congressman King, you're referring to the "white" population right? Right. So let's make sure to deport anyone who isn't white, make sure to take away access to birth control, reproductive health, and bye bye Planned Parenthood for those that remain that you feel are the "declining population"... so your white supremacist buddies can have their heyday and “American civilization” in your eyes will be replenished? What planet do you live on?!?!?

You, Mr. King, are precisely the definition of the declining population hundreds of thousands of Americans are happy to see go away.

And Congressman Chaffetz, your salary comes from taxpayer dollars. I’m sure you have no problem affording both healthcare the latest iPhone. If you weren’t too scared to actually have a real, in-person conversation with your constituents, you’d realize how insanely out of touch you all are with your constituents and with what it means to be an American.

Since we can’t rely on Betsy DeVos, we must rely on ourselves and one another to ensure every student in every classrooms gets the best possible education they can, and that education must continue at home during weekdays and weekends. We must teach our young folks what’s right and what’s wrong and most importantly, what it means to be a proud American.

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