America has lost its way…
The Daily Dose/November 23, 2016
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
USA! USA! Outside of a KKK rally in the South decades ago, being pro-white in America has seldom been more popular. Donald Trump was elected president in large measure on a platform of insults, threats and hate directed at anyone not a member of the tribe and white America ate it up.
Quote That Sucker: This past weekend an alt-right leader named Richard Spencer told a group of fellow enlightened whites:
America was, until this last generation, a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity. It is our creation, it is our inheritance, and it belongs to us.
Bingo: That statement, except for the last five words, is so true it isn’t even funny. Our Founding Fathers were white males and they founded a country for white males to be governed by white males. Indians were to be cleared out, women subjugated and blacks held in bondage.
Well, There Is That: Yes, they came up with an enduring, wonderfully simple governing document that will live down the ages, at least until America self-destructs before this half-century is out. And yes, our Founding Fathers were guilty of treason and were subject to arrest and death if caught.
Well, Aren’t We Mr Sunshine Today: But to deny they were white, land owning males out to protect white, landowning males is folly.
The best example of this is Thomas Jefferson, the generally revered author of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration is something else that will live down the ages and is full of bold, empowering words, Jefferson was just kidding when he wrote all men were created equal. What he meant to say was all white landowning males in the Colonies were created equal. We’re deluding ourselves if we think Jefferson was referring to anyone else.
Fly In The Ointment: Proof of this can be found in the fact Jefferson never did much of anything to end slavery either in his country or on his plantation. He did whatever it took to make T. Jefferson’s time on this planet pass as comfortably and elegantly as possible.
Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States illustrates Spencer’s quote brilliantly. In one bold, stunning stroke white America decided they wanted their creation back and that Trump was the one to deliver it.
Unfortunately for whites it’s not all theirs anymore. Blacks are free, women can vote, Hispanics are mainstream and gays can marry. There are Asians in this country now, too.
Forget what Trump’s election might mean politically, forget whether he will ensure we remain a nation marking time, content to remain entertained and well-fed or whether he will preside over a nation that strives to be great again.
Trump’s election, immediately after two terms of our first black president of the United States, shows that white America is not going to go down without a fight.
Get Your Official Daily Dose Policy Right Here: America has lost its way. Collectively, our tolerance for anything other than our own worldview is at rock bottom and we demand our candidates and our news outlets tell us exactly what we want to here.
The election of Donald Trump illustrated that brilliantly. Heck, even the fact his entrance into the race fo the GOP presidential nomination wasn’t immediately dismissed showed that. We are a nation whose fabric is ripped apart more every day. Cops are executed regularly. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series.
The Bottom Line: We are not a country poised for long-term success. Deep down, each of us has to know this. No reasonable person can say this country is flourishing because by any measure we are not. We are floundering, on our way to History’s scrap heap if we continue to tolerate it.
ROMEO, ROMEO WHERE ART THOU: A Greek named Thespis becomes History’s first actor on this date in 534 BC, the first human to assume the character of another human for the purpose of entertaining others in public revels.
Thespis was appearing in Neil Simon’s latest Mayonnaise for Five. Since he was mankind’s only actor – and non-union to boot – he was obliged to play all the parts.
Dry, Technical Matter: The term thespians, meaning actors, comes from him.
Great Moments In Doctor Who: The BBC airs the TV show Doctor Who for the first time on this date in 1963. It would run until 1989 and has aired more or less regularly since 2005. Doctor Who is the planet’s longest-running science fiction drama.
Does It Play Tetris?: The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, debuts on this date in 1992.
How Quaint: In addition to making and receiving calls, the Simon could also send and receive faxes, emails and pages.
It could not text, however. The first text message was sent the following month and commercial user-to-user text messaging didn’t become common until 1994.
Thought For The Day: Washington possessed the gift of silence. This I esteem as one of the most precious talents. – John Adams, second president of the United States, following the death of George Washington
Answer To The Last Trivia Question: Abraham Lincoln was coming down with small pox when he delivered the Gettysburg Address.
Today’s Stumper: Which actor first played Doctor Who, and which actor plays him now? – Answer next time!