Inequality and Intolerance Are Insidious Diseases

by Daniel McNeet on January 5, 2015

Good day, good people.

For devotees of the English language: Chirospasm is writer’s cramp.

Equality and tolerance are nation builders — inequality and intolerance are not.

Intolerance, anti-Semitism, bigotry, homomania, racism are like tobacco products. There are no benefits, and they are all poisonous.

I feel strongly about the subject of my novels and the posts I write which include, but are not limited to, corruption-kleptocracy and intolerance. I will probably have chirospasm as a result of my dedication. Man’s inhumanity to man has been and remains rampant in our nation and in our world. Why?

There is a Republican women’s club in the city where I live. One of the members told me sotto voce accompanied by furtive looks in a busy restaurant as if she were passing America’s latest guidance-systems secrets for our drones, “If they catch one of our members talking to a Democrat they ostracize her.” How blessed we are to have progressed so far into the labyrinth of hypocrisy and intolerance.

The civil war in America will not be over until every citizen in our nation is treated equally. There is no benefit in the use of the poison intolerance — anti-Semitism, bigotry, homomania (the hatred of gays and lesbians) and racism.

Every cause, military unit and nation has a flag. They call it their colors and it is carried into battle. No cause, military unit or nation wishes to suffer shame and loss of their battle flag to the enemy, and so it is with me. I display the battle flag of equality and tolerance with the same pride as would a nation going into battle for that is what I am in. And, I have no intention of losing my colors either.

Tolerance is a nation builder. Intolerance is not. We learned this starting in 1970 when black Americans started to be integrated into our society after decades of oppression and repression. The nation prospered as a result of it. After the civil war and into the 20th century the Americans who were black were subjected to unjust peonage, conviction, lengthy prison sentences for minor offenses or no offenses at all. These Americans became slave labor for the purpose of leasing and selling them to land owners, businesses and major U.S. corporations. Another-ugly blot on our hypocritical and intolerant nation. If you have any interest in reading about our nation’s despicable behavior and the entities whom engaged in these barbaric-loathsome practices, I suggest you read: Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A Blackmon.

What is your thought on the contribution equality and tolerance can make to our country?

Contacting me with comments and constructive criticisms with honesty and pleasantness, their constant companions, will always be welcome.

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s-z glique January 8, 2015 at 10:35 pm

…your voice is pure synergy


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