Why is America So Divided? That is a loaded question because America is divided on so many fronts, one answer does not fit them all.
There is the division because of nepotism, between rich and poor, business and ethics, equal justice, war, church, and state.
I guess the question that should be asked is; what are the causes for the divisions in the segments of American society?
You might disagree, but I conclude that the cause of all the divisions in America is racism and American greed.
Why is America So Divided
Racism in America is what I want to address in this article. Racism, denial, and lies are the roots of the majority of the divisions in America. That is why the phrase “Only in America” is left to interpretation.
One can argue that America is not the first nation to be built on lies and deception. History shows that the stronger nations conquered the weak and manipulated from those who were not like-minded.
And in doing so, the conquerors set the standards, laws, and ways of the land as they saw fit.
I can’t say with any certainty, but I see the word history as a compound word that is self-explanatory and is why the past is interpreted as someone’s story. Hence we have the word history.
When you study the past you have to do it with an open mind accepting no research as fact but someone’s interpretation. Look at both sides of any situation and follow your heart.
Why is there racism and so much greed in America? It is because when the founding fathers; Europeans arrived- excuse me, I should be more accurate Europeans arrived in the Americas and learned how to live off the land from the habitants who already occupied the land, the European in turn, deceived, caused disease.
Now let us look at the why conquerors take and manipulate from those that are not necessarily weak in mind but think on a different plain.
Is some truth to the saying “he who has the most toys win.” That seems to be the case when you look at nations fight for dominance and power. But that is not all that matters.
Conquerors can not look at or have respect for others humanitarian beliefs, right from wrong or equality, they don’t mix.
When you take a nation and claim it as your own, and there is no allowance for the conquered beliefs to coexist with yours, you have the beginning of division that will, and have caused uproar and rebellion.
What can the powers that be do to help stem an uproar? If visiting nations oceans apart came together and learned and respected their differences, shared and traded in a way were both had something to gain how much uproar would occur?
The truth of the matter is America is built on lies and deceit and what is worse is they built and grew and continue to exist on lies and deceit.
Okay yes, other nations ten times older gained dominance and power by doing the same thing. That should not happen to a smarter more advanced people.
In this day and age the game of subliminal messaging, rewriting history to make the masses believe wrong is right, has been exposed.
Can America Unite?
Robert Reich, University of California Berkeley professor, author and former Secretary of Labor says “So what, exactly, explains the national distemper?”
“For one, we increasingly live in hermetically sealed ideological zones that are almost immune to compromise or nuance.
Internet algorithms and the proliferation of media have let us surround ourselves with opinions that confirm our biases.
We’re also segregating geographically into red or blue territories: chances are that our neighbors share our views, and magnify them.
So when we come across someone outside these zones, whose views have been summarily dismissed or vilified, our minds are closed.”
It’s ironic that less than two decades ago, we thought that the Internet would bring us closer together and turn our planet into a kind of small village.
Without a doubt, digital technologies have empowered citizens and democracies.
But as we’ve been learning, these empowered citizens express lots of different opinions, and while their diverse opinions contribute to civic engagement, the ensuing dialogues are often anything but civil.
The Internet is now amplifying voices who previously struggled to be heard, and helping like-minded people to find each other and self-organize as activist communities who share a common interest or passion.
The powers that be in America should move forward with bettering humanity as the focus. I know freedom in not free, but the price we pay for it I think would lessen if we change our ways.
The past has come and gone and from history, we can learn to be better. Let me leave by saying a house divided will not stand.