How lucky we are to have been born into the American dream. People all over the earth want to come here to live that dream but some who are already here want to destroy the dream. Throughout the history of mankind, people were born into a world that where their family or clan were born that is where you stayed. But here in America you are what you make of yourself.
That ability has allowed people without money or connections to work hard and prosper. At the beginning of our country, the English introduced slavery which was common practice in most of the world. So not everyone here had an equal chance until the Civil War which freed the slaves and began their journey to freedom. Unfortunately, most of the freed slaves had almost no education and could only do manual labor, yet some still prospered and some became influential citizens such as Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), Booker T. Washington (1856 – 1915), Sojourner Truth (1797 – 1883) and Harriet Tubman (1822 – 1913).
Although born in the time of slavery they rose out of the morass and made a difference. After the war, many attitudes were still restrictive especially in the south and in other areas of the country. A change in belief and attitudes can take a lifetime and it has in many areas of the country, yet progress was still being made.
There arose a group of people who changed America’s whole system. People like Thurgood Marshall (1908 – 1993) a US civil rights lawyer and the first African-American appointed to the US Supreme Court. Marshall was the lead lawyer in the pivotal Supreme Court Case Brown vs Board of Education which overturned legal segregation in the US. Martin Luther King was another pivotal figure in the civil rights movement. During the 1950s and 1960s, he sought to improve race relations and helped overturned discrimination in American society.
Not all racism is gone and some may always be hidden but incredible progress has been made, in congress, business, arts and sports. Some might say there was just a few lucky ones, but that is simply not true. All the above-mentioned names committed themselves to their trade and/or mission. They did not fall into success they worked hard for it.
Some say that we are a racist society but that is a part of human history. Tribes, cults and countries are the history of mankind. If you were born right, you had it made, if you were of a lower class or cast, there was little future for you. Many different models of government have been tried and nothing but one seems to change that.
Yet today, a group of people are pushing ‘sharing the wealth’, so you earn it and we all share it. Sounds pretty good to some because maybe they “do not like authority and those bosses” so let’s share. “Those that make out are just white racist so let’s take away what they have stolen”. We need to give to those that have been oppressed. The governments job is to insure wealth equality.
Those that built this country said “you were not born into a castle where everything is provided, you were born into a land of opportunity where everything is available but you do have to work for it.’ Many great people of all colors have said success is a matter of character not birth. Building character is far more important than constantly sending people welfare checks. Giving things to people forever destroys character and builds dependency. A great example is the Asian American. The Asian-American is an Inconvenient Minority, mostly coming to America with nothing, they have risen to great heights in business, academic and science fields, everywhere except welfare.
There are examples of blacks, browns, yellow and white people who have done the same but somehow their hard work and dedication are overlooked. In every field there are those who rose to the top. Some will say that it’s only athletics and music, but any of those people who have been successful will tell you of the long hours, days, weeks, months and years of practice to get even near the top, it is not handouts, its character that keeps you going those long days and nights where you have to do it again, only better.
The American dream is under heavy attack not by outsiders but from within. We are in for the fight of our lives. The good news is there are only a few of them who are trying to destroy the dream. We who believe in the dream, must all stand against them and call them for what they are; progressives, socialists and finely communists who just want the world equal, except for them, the new ruling class. Remember they think they are smarter than us and know what is best for us.