People say America is truly the greatest nation on earth. When I look at our history, I am not inclined to say so. According to sources, there are 323.1 billion people that live in the United States. That is more than Russia and more than the United Kingdom. From this number, 32 million adults cannot read. About 21 percent of adults read below a 5th grade level and around 19 percent of high school graduates cannot read at all, yet people say we are truly the greatest nation on earth.
When we talk about purge, what are we really talking about? Let’s look what purge is defined as. It can be used as a noun to mean an abrupt or violent removal of a group of people from an organization or place. There are many things that can be considered as purging.
I see commercials daily about giving money to help the poor in other countries, yet we have poor people in America who are suffering. Let’s look at jobs. Jobs are moved from the United States to other countries for the sake of paying a lower wage and increase in price in the interest of making more money. The government gives tax cuts for companies moving their production in different countries. These companies pay those citizens in other countries pennies on the dollar. Meanwhile, American citizens are living hand in mouth due to lack of jobs, lack of opportunities, and lack adequate wages. Most people will contribute funds around the world before helping a fellow American. All contributed fund are tax deductible which means Americans can support other American causes to help each other. My mother has this saying that goes “take care of home first.” How are Americans supposed to feel? How can this be viewed as a purge? As a result of companies moving their businesses out of the country, it decreases the amount of Americans working to provide for their families. This can also cause retaliation or uproar. The effect of this can lead to increased population in jail as well as increased population among the homeless. Walking pneumonia and disease can be adverse effects among the homeless which can cause a slow and painful death. So many Americans look down on the homeless, but homeless people are kinder and more caring than other Americans who are well off.
Trump lifts the ban on big game trophy and now he puts the ban back on. When the ban was lifted there were a lot of Americans calling him a great president. This means we have people in America that want to go to other countries to kill a defenseless animal for the sake of having their head on a trophy. This mean we have people in America that want to go to great lengths to have other animals killed for their own greed and pleasure. There are many species of animals that are near extinction. Currently, there are only three White Rhinos left in the world. Out of a radius of 3,969 miles of earth, only three White Rhinos are left. This radius is larger than both the moon and Mars. The West African Black Rhinos are EXTINCT thanks to mankind. As we go back in time to 1933, King Kong was brought to America for the interest of making money for man and then killed by man because he had gotten loose. Destruction is what mankind is about and now it resorted to the destruction of God’s precious animals. Man choose to call this sport when it is should be called what it is… execution. These animals are NOT property, but living, breathing organisms. It reminds me of slavery when others bought another living, breathing human and called him or her “their property.” How can this be viewed as purging? Americans taking innocent lives for the interest of money and power. Man always wants to show their power, but never want to resort to humbleness. A Godly man is a humble man. It is very interesting how many people say they are Christians, yet can kill an animal to use as a trophy or prize. Since a lot of people want to say they are a Christian, look at their lives and see if they are living the life of a Disciple of Christ.
The police has free reign of abusing their power. Most police officers would kill an unarmed person and claimed they were fearful of their life. Police officers have on a bullet-proof vest and yet afraid of their life if someone has a knife of state statue. The jury acquits the officer which will allow other officers to do the same because they believe they will have the same fate. Now, there is a slogan going around saying “Blue lives matter.” I did not know we had blue people. Not all police uniforms blue. All lives should matter. How can this be viewed as purging? The paragraph speaks for itself.
There are many instances that purging can happen. I believe what others don’t understand are the cause and effects of their decisions. The cause of moving production to other countries affects the well-being of most Americans who try to provide for their families. The cause of senseless killing of wild animals for the sake of a trophy affects the lives of the animal’s offspring and extinction. The cause of police abusing their power and killing unarmed citizens while getting away with it affects the trustworthiness of police officers and possible retaliation. I can bet you most of the people committing these acts call themselves Christians. Do you honestly believe a Christian would behave the way those in the above paragraphs are behaving?