Trust Issues and Hypocrisy

14026-620x-4-4304-14026-hypocrisy1jpg-620xEver since our nation was formed back in 1776, the government has been operating in a bubble of hypocrisy. The founding fathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” and fighting for independence from Britain while at the same time allowing slavery and withholding rights from African-Americans and women. It says in the Bill of Rights that there should be a separation between church and state but yet there are laws against gay marriage under the guise of the religious beliefs that marriage is between a man and a woman. The same hypocrisy is seen during the time leading up to WWII and was called into play by the Black Panthers in the 1960’s – how can you have “a long history of state and corporate-sponsored eugenic population control in the United States” but yet fight a war against the Nazis and their eugenic policies that led to the Holocaust. Even though the United States had practiced population control themselves by infecting African-Americans and Latinos with syphilis and sterilizing unknowing women to keep them from reproducing, American exceptionalism distorted their view so that the government was unable to see or unwilling to see the hypocrisy of their ways. I now understand what Chris Rock was saying when he said, “if you’re black, you got to look at America a little bit different. You got to look at America like the uncle who paid for you to go to college, but who molested you.”

 

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