Ok, I’ve tried to write about this several times, but each time, my emotions get the best of me and I can’t complete my thoughts nor express properly what I want to state. This is my latest attempt to get it right. It won’t be, but I believe this needs stated.
I guess, a little background information about me and mine is appropriate.
I was born to a soldier. At the time, military pay wasn’t very good, but the Army takes care of its own, so we weren’t for want of much. In my formative years, Dad, remained a soldier. While the pay for soldiers got better, one could never say we were affluent. We were rich in many things, just never money. He retired when I was in high school and he went back to the area of his roots. When I say retired, it was just from the military. It was still necessary that my parents supplement their income. It was a slightly poor area of this nation. Not West Virginia hillbilly poor, but certainly not a place ripe for wealth accumulation. But, that was never a priority for us. The ethos, I was instilled with was that one should work hard and earn their keep. If one had a roof, clothing and food, then one had all that they needed and anything else was/is gravy. I’ve done my best to adhere to that mindset throughout my life. And, I’ve tried to instill the thought in my children. And, I’ve accomplished this to a certain extent. I should note, this isn’t a unique ethos, especially for Americans. This mindset is the cause of most of the American successes throughout our history. Sure, there are other cultures with similar mindsets, but it has always been embraced by many of this nation, and helps us continue our tradition of individual ruggedness. We make our own way and are beholding to no one and no thing, especially our government.
I have a good job, it provides all that I need and more. I don’t make 6 figures, but for this area, one could state that I’m very middle-class. Yet, I am very rich in other areas of my life. My faith is sustained. My family is still very close. I love and I am loved. And I am free. I’ve more than I could ever ask for.
Recently, like many Americans, my son-in-law and daughter found themselves to be without jobs. As did some cousins of mine. I try to help, and do from time to time, as do others. My daughter found some work, albeit for little pay. But, recently, is has become increasingly frustrating that my son-in-law and cousins couldn’t find work. To add to the frustration it was apparent, that some local companies were hiring people. Now, my people, while not white collar, are very skilled laborers. They posses many talents and proof of the many talents. More, there isn’t much that they aren’t willing to do for pay.
The other day, I found out why they can’t get hired. My cousin’s daughter recently found work as a housekeeper at a hotel. The manager went to her and told her, had he been there, she would have not been hired. Shocked, my cousin’s daughter asked why that was so. The response, to me, is spine tingling. He stated he would not have hired her because she was not on “cash assistance”. For those not familiar with the term, it is welfare! Yes, times are hard, and money is scarce, but my people have been able to manage without accepting the payments of welfare. It turns out, companies get extra money for hiring people on welfare. Now, it seems for people in the position of my people, they will be forced to accept the payments, surrender their freedom, (there are any number of conditions placed upon people accepting government monies.) And lose the ethos and dignity of being able to earn their own way before being able to provide for their families. More, it encourages companies to start an endless cycle of firings and layoffs to continue to receive the extra money. This encourages the subjugation of an entire class of citizens, and moves them from one class, the working poor, to another, the poor.
This, can be nothing but intentional. What is decidedly an American ethos is not only being discouraged, but tramped out of our societal consciousness. MY GOD! MY PEOPLE!! MY COUNTRY!!!
I can’t continue this posting much further. Except to say, whoever decided this is a direction the people of this nation should move toward should
hope pray I never encounter them nor they me. God would be the only entity that could intervene. For a person to contrive this toward their fellow countrymen is obscene and I consider treasonous towards this nation and certainly is towards my people and I will conduct myself pursuant to that notion. The attempted subjugation of the people of this nation is evident, and it is being pursued by our fellow countrymen. I’ve known this for some time now, here is the proof.
I encourage all to act upon this in any manner legal. Act; act swiftly, act harshly and act with prejudice.