Dear America, My Letter to You

This post today is not related to issues about mental health. Rather it is a letter I have written because every time I watch the news I keep asking myself, “what happened”.

It is not about who to vote for, Republican, Democrat, or Independent. It is just myself putting my thoughts on paper.

I hope you will take a few minutes to read this, be assured I am not making a political statement.

Dear America:

I have been thinking about writing to you for quite some time.

I grew up with the skyline of a great American city, Detroit, Michigan.  As an adult I traveled through your great country. I found people were friendly, always had a kind word. There was a point in my life while in the state of California that I was thinking about moving into America.

It is now forty years since I was in your country, I keep thinking where did America go that now it is barely recognizable.  How did good Americans allow what is now happening from the Atlantic to the Pacific Shores.

Have you forgotten that great song penned by Woody Guthrie, “This land is your land, this land is mine land”. You have been through many terrible events since the inception of America. Civil War, Vietnam, 9/11, you were resilient working together to overcome all of those.

America you were not afraid of hard work, putting in place a rail system that stretch from East to West through the Rocky Mountains.

America let me ask you, when did it become us versus them, division of classes, and color of the skin.

Look out your windows, see what is happening in your streets, violence, shootings, places set on fire.  All these incidences are tearing apart the very fabric of your nation.

So America let me remind you of part of a speech given by former President Barak Obama at the 2004 DNC convention:

Well, I say to them tonight, there is not a liberal America and a conservative America — there is the United States of America. There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America — there’s the United States of America.


A Canadian who is very concerned.

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  1. ashleyleia

    It’s scary. I really hope that in November people vote. In these times, standing back and watching just doesn’t cut it.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      I totally agree Ashley!

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  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera

    Also as a European that lived in America for a long time, I agree with you but I also think that since in America (to mean only the USA, not the whole of America) all they have ever done is to separate people, claiming statistics et cetera. into “white”. “black” and the worst category (as far as it being unrealistic) “latino” people. Now they are surprised that there are race riots and racial strife, well, they created it long ago. In Europe we recognise people’s ethnicity but we never ask them to check off a “race” or “colour” or “ethnic group”, we don’t care, if you are born in France, you are French, if you are born in England, you are English, and if you are born in Spain (my country), you are Spanish and that is it! In the US you are an Italian-American, an Irish-American et cetera et cetera…how could there not be problems! Great post my friend.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      I totally agree with you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts here! In Canada we are not perfect but we are trying.

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  3. cheriewhite

    I totally agree with this, Dwain! I’m from the USA and let me tell you! The state of affairs and the division breaks my heart. I’ve never seen anything like it in my entire life! I hope and pray that we can move past all the hate and division before it’s too late!

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      I hope that America can. I am old enough to remember seeing smoke rising in Detroit during the 68 riots. I was young but I have never forgotten that.

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      1. cheriewhite

        I often wonder if this was what it was like in the 60’s or is it worse than. That was before my time. I didn’t arrive until the early 70’s.

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      2. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

        I believe it is worse now. My reason for saying that is because the president is there cheering on the racism, hatred, division.
        Nixon was smart he didn’t show those traits to the public. He also campaign on “Law & Order”. Every trick Trump is using he learned from watching Nixon.

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      3. cheriewhite

        I don’t think it’s his fault. There’s a lot of people who want to destroy our country and make it Socialist. If that happens, there’ll be nowhere to go to have a better life. Antifa is a Socialist group and funded by George Soros. We have to look at the people who are pulling the strings of these hate groups who are burning, looting and murdering.

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      4. cheriewhite

        George Soros and a few other big shots are causing all this division and they’re doing it all over the world.

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      5. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

        We have some dissenters here in Canada but for the most part they do not have a foothold here.

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      6. cheriewhite

        That’s great to hear! You guys just make sure it doesn’t get bad up there. If it starts, stop it before it gets out of control.

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      7. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

        I will be the first loud voice in my neighborhood.

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      8. cheriewhite

        That’s right! You do that. I’m speaking out about all the violence on social media. It’s so uncalled for. And they’re mostly kids who’ve been indoctrinated by the schools. Most of the schools are run by the Radical Left.

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      9. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

        The first place children learn these racist, hatred views is in the family home. I speak from experience. My dad had those tendencies, I call him “Archie Bunker the second”.

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      10. cheriewhite

        You’re absolutely right. No one is born racist. It gets taught. I was lucky. My dad was in the military and there was no room for racism in the military. Any racial slur was considered a curse word in our house.


      11. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

        Cherie if you want a better image about what it was like in 1968 use Goggle and research about the DNC convention in Chicago. It will almost make you shiver, it was truly horrendous.

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      12. cheriewhite

        I sure will, Dwain! Thank you for the tip!

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      13. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

        You are welcome Cherie!

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      14. cheriewhite

        I’ve been doing a lot of reading and research. I’ve also been watching a lot of videos on the violence. Oh, Dwain! It’s so, so scary! People have gone utterly insane!

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      15. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

        Yes, the whole world is watching. Someone I heard yesterday make a statement that “America’s enemies are happy with what is happening there”

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      16. cheriewhite

        I believe it. Especially China. People are doing so much infighting, it’s ridiculous! I’m hoping and praying the authorities put a stop to this garbage!

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