Someone should start a blog – or a Facebook page – with that title. Perhaps they already have. The current president of the United States of America has much to answer for, but his utterances of the past week surely take the prize for ignorance. They are perfect examples of what my late mother would have described as ‘uncouth’.
But what makes me even sadder than the fact that this supposedly educated man, successful in business, holds such views, is the fact that so many ordinary hard working people in North America, Britain and Europe share them and admire him for having, as they see it, the courage to say them aloud.
What have we come to? I am an atheist who, never the less, subscribes to the Christian values I was brought up with. When did people stop teaching those values? When did their students stop listening? Why do so many people believe they are ‘entitled’ to a share of the proceeds of other people’s work? How can the widespread acceptance of such views ‘make America great’? Or give Britons ‘their country back’? In my experience, of over 70 years in Britain, my country was never like that.
Read Rosaliene Bacchus’s article below, in which she quotes from another blogger, living and working to make his way in the USA, having come from one of those countries so disparaged by the man who has done so much to drag his own country into the mire in the eyes of the rest of the world.