Good, Bad, and Hate on TV
While watching the morning news on TV and many of the shows in the evening, I have witnessed hate as well as many good changes. Most of the shows now have mixed couples as the main characters. This is good as, in my opinion, we need to embrace the idea that we are all humans and the color of our skins or the place where we were born should not matter. How good a person is matters. That is how we used to live in Egypt before the 1952 Revolution and the slow Muslim influence. By the way, I am not saying that the Muslim Religion is bad. In many ways it is like any other great religions in the world. What I am saying is that many Muslim leaders and mullahs force their own interpretation of the religion to make themselves more powerful.
Good Old Times Until It Was No More!
I remember my architect father had evergreen contracts with many big companies in Alexandria, Egypt. They all respected him and his knowledge. One day, one contract after the other got terminated. When he asked why, the old and new owners apologized. They agreed that no one had a better knowledge of the facilities than my father, but the government and mullahs forced them to give it to a Muslim Architect. That was the beginning of hate between religions in Egypt. Bombing of mosques and churches followed. Killing of people got started just because of their religion.
Hate in US
In the US we always had a little of this hate between races, movements, and religions. Lately it has become a big problem. We may not outlive it if we do not wake up and start to correct it.
What is infuriating me, is the fact that many TV stations, football players, and others are resurrecting the past and shoving it into everybody’s face. Shows like ‘Scandal‘ and ‘Whoopi Goldberg morning show’ and similar ones are actually promoting hate between the races rather than true integration. Some football players disrespect the National Anthem to show how bad they are oppressed, yet they make millions and live in huge mansions.
Has anyone thought about the poor Chinese that came here as railroad workers and could not return to their countries as they did not have much? How about the Irish that had to leave Ireland for religious reasons and fell prey to the Gangs? Or the Italians that migrated and fell prey to the Mafia? And how about the Mexicans that crossed the borders illegally in search of a better future and food on the table. They all look different, have different religions, but you do not hear them complain. Instead, they worked hard, slowly got integrated, and prospered. I agree there are still ghettos for each of these groups, but they are slowly diminishing.
These shows I mentioned above use the media to push their agenda on an unsuspecting audience. In one of the Scandal shows, a helper coaxes the ex-President of the US the ex-president to help remove a Southerner’s statue. (I will touch on this subject in another blog). The ex-President aide forcefully pushes his agenda and you can see and feel his hate for past slave owners.. This prompts many unsuspecting citizens to then join the bandwagon of hate. They are not even aware of it. To them, if the TV show says it is right, then it should be right. We are at a very strategic time in the history of the United States.
Will hate bring the doom of this empire? And will we let it happen?