To add an exclamation point to the environment that exists in tandom with book burning: 11 people have been killed and 67 injured in mass shootings in the week since the children’s deaths in Uvalde.
Ah, not to worry! We will probably die from climate change before we are destroyed by weapons of mass destruction. If you are as old as me, you probably hope that it doesn’t happen before you leave this life due to natural causes.
This backlash has been festering for sixty years, and now we are worried?
What’s different? I no longer trust my country.
Never mind the next few generations because, at this rate, we won’t make it to the 22nd century.
Their prejudice runs deep and primordial—its etiology in our genetic history stretching back to pre-historic times. I’m not surprised and not optimistic, unless our national leaders can stop pretending they know who the enemy is and address the real problem—us.
When the flag once again becomes a symbol of hope and promise for all, it will really become a symbol of America.