Regardless of how you feel about the Confederate flag, or national health care, or gay marriage, don't you find it just a little strange that the national discussion seems always to be about fringe issues, always driven by the minority fringe, while leaving our larger problems to ferment and fester? This bizarre national behavior is difficult to do the math on...even by Common Core standards.
Let's run the numbers. America is populated by some 350 million humans. Of that number two percent identify as gay. 12% are Black, less than one percent are of the Muslim faith, and 20% are Hispanic. Now let's crunch those numbers a bit further. Of the two percent who are gay, half have no interest in getting married...which corresponds with the percentage of heterosexuals who have no interest in marrying, or marrying again. So the entire gay marriage issue is being driven by fewer than 1% of the populace.
Now let's take a look at African Americans. 95% of African Americans share the same values as any other American; they serve in the Armed Forces, they get up each day and go to work, they obey our laws and honor our traditions. That leaves fewer than 2% who represent the violent urban thug, the radical white-hating element, the violent, loud-mouth creature who screams prejudice at the drop of a hat.
Now let's look at the Hispanics. A recent Forbes poll showed that 65% of Americans of Hispanic culture claimed employment as their greatest concern, with crime next on their list, and illegal immigration falling to 5th in their priority of concerns. So, it would seem the only Hispanics complaining about amnesty for illegals are the illegals themselves!
So, I ask. How did our government become totally consumed with gay marriage? Or amnesty for illegal invaders? Or the confederate flag?
Have we reached a an apex of national insanity? When fewer than five percent of the populace can drive our leadership to it's knees, when our entire national energy is devoted to "fringe elements" while the world erupts around us, and our economy slugs along at 2% of GDP growth...a rate only 1/3rd the average of the last 70 years...a growth rate that will not sustain job development, or even a standard of living that existed just ten years ago...how is it our politicians are devoting nearly all their time on "fringe" interest groups and totally ignoring the 95% of America who just want a decent standard of living and to feel safe in their communities?
And our President demonizes the 55% who identify as Christians and praises to the rooftops the 1% who are Muslim. Why does he fete Muslims for a Ramadan celebration at the White House, and preaches to Christians at the National Prayer Breakfast about Christianity's failings? Why does he light up the White House in rainbow colors when 98% identify as heterosexual? Isn't he supposed to be representing all of us? Why do politicians rush to ban the Confederate flag and say not one word about the destruction of some our most historic national monuments? Why do they give aid and comfort to people who burn down their own neighborhoods? Why do they not condemn the hate speech of militant Blacks who are calling for a holocaust of White Americans? Why do they impose laws on law abiding Americans and totally ignore the lawbreakers?
Perhaps one of you Common Core advocates can run the numbers and explain it all to me in a way I understand. Alas, when I run the numbers I see only madness....and surely a 2nd Civil War cause the vast majority of us are not going to put up with this forever.