George W. Freeman
4/6/21, 1:20 PM
American culture defined, defended and under attack. How can we begin to fight back? Read more and let's push back.
America – land of the free and home of the brave. The United States is the most exceptional country to ever grace the face of the earth, and that is largely because of our shared values that we all hold dear as Americans: Our faith, family, livelihoods, and freedoms. Millions of people have come to this country from all over the world to pursue the American dream or to live freely from oppressive rule…or both. America is also the most accepting of all other races, cultures and nationalities, and it isn’t even close. Just head to France, where you’re given a weird look or treated rudely just for being from somewhere else (damn those selfish Americans). When an immigrant formally becomes a US citizen, they take an oath to give up allegiance to any other nation or sovereign, and to defend the laws and constitution of the United States. No other country in the world can provide the kinds of opportunity that America does. Immigrants who have become legal citizens of this country will overwhelmingly tell you that they wouldn’t rather be anywhere else. The pathway to citizenship, which includes the oath to provide allegiance only to America, ensures that American culture remains united and endures the test of time.
Surprisingly, there are children, teenagers, young adults and even senior citizens, all who were born and raised in our great country, who will tell you that America is actually quite the opposite of the land of opportunity. They are deliberately taught, manipulated and brainwashed by corporate media, Hollywood, and our education system into believing that America is somehow evil, unfair and racist. That our country wasn’t founded in 1776 when America declared its independence from Great Britain, but in 1619 when the first slaves were brought here. Statues erected to honor our founders who paved the way for the eventual freedoms of those very slaves and every person who ever lived in America between then and now, must be removed and torn down simply because they owned slaves. There are even calls to pay African Americans reparations…checks from the government just for being the same race that the slaves were. You don’t see Egypt paying its people who are descendants of the slaves who built the pyramids, or any other country for that matter that implemented slavery at one point or another, paying its people for horrible human behavior that happened hundreds or even thousands of years ago. News flash: America wasn’t the only country that had slavery.
We all know that Abraham Lincoln was the President who abolished slavery in 1865, but it all started with our founders. Despite owning slaves, our founders knew that if they included the phrase “life, liberty, and property” as the examples of unalienable rights granted to us by our creator in the Declaration of Independence, people would never give up their slaves, as they were seen as property, and the heinous act of slavery would live on through history. This is now why the Declaration of Independence states “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.
Will a high school or college student know this important piece of American History? What about the average citizen? Probably not. Our schools are too concerned with teaching our children critical race theory, dividing us by our physical features and cultural backgrounds, and preaching that white people are far more advantaged than people of color simply because of our country’s history of slavery. Hollywood and corporate media are doing the same…just tune in to a segment
of CNN’s show with Don Lemon, or MSNBC’s show with Rachel Maddow. They are not concerned about American culture; they are concerned with being woke intersectionalists. Don’t agree with their far left talking points? Then you are to be shamed, mocked and worst of all…cancelled.
America is strongest when we are united. Remember the day after September 11th, 2001? Americans loved each other and were thankful to be Americans. We told each other everything would be ok, and we promised to have our neighbors’ backs. We all stood for the same values and ideals, like faith, family, and freedom, and agreed upon who are enemies were. That was what our culture was about. Now, fast forward from 2001 to 2021. Our culture has devolved into shaming other Americans instead of building them up, fracturing and diving us based on race and color instead of uniting us based on our American values, and canceling all of those who don’t agree with a progressive, far-left social agenda. The woke want to tear down and replace American culture with a globalist-style cancel culture.
The latest instance of cancel culture taking over American culture is Major League Baseball just announcing that they are relocating the All-Star Game this summer from Georgia. If you’ve turned on any cable news channel within the past 3 days, or even sports channel for that matter as they like to act like they’re news channels sometimes, you have probably heard that the state of Georgia passed a new bill that reformed their elections. This bill, among other things, requires Georgians to provide ID when voting in person or absentee, a common safeguard used by 36 other states in one way or another to validate the person casting their vote. Corporate media, however, found a way to spin this as racist because it would suppress the voter turnout of people of color (as if people who are not white are too dumb to know where the DMV is to get an ID…sounds a little…racist, doesn’t it?), in a state that saw its highest African American turnout ever in the 2020 election. Because of corporate media’s disgusting spin and blatant lies about Georgia’s recent election law, Baseball, America’s past time, has officially turned woke after commissioner Rob Manfred released a statement that included: "I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year's All-Star Game and MLB Draft.”
That’s right, America’s pastime’s values don’t include safety, accessibility, and integrity. So, this begs the questions: What are Major League Baseball’s values, and do we as Americans even share the same values that we once did? If America can’t even agree on what we value as citizens of the most exceptional country on earth, then America’s culture, and possibly its entire existence, could soon be cancelled.