… And It Makes Me Wonder.

No, I’m not referring to the song, Stairway To Heaven, but to an email I received from a friend, as part of a group message. (Everyone is really bored, eh?) A few people responded back with online “cursing” and demands to be removed from the list.   So much for inclusion and diversity. Personally, I think these are:

18 Questions every American should ask.

Why is it un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America?

Why are Russians influencing our elections bad, but Mexicans voting in our elections, good?

If a dude pretends to be a woman,  are you required to pretend with him?

Why was it cool for Joe Biden to blackmail the President of Ukraine, but it’s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquires about it?

Why is twenty too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote?

How come it is wrong to steal, but it’s cool to demand that the government steal for you?

How is it that citizens are fined if they don’t buy their own health insurance,  but then they are forced to buy it for illegal aliens?

Why should people who have never owned slaves pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves?

Why should people who have never been to college have to pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for useless degrees?

Why are immigrants with tuberculosis and polio welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated?

Why are Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate, made to go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate Central-American gang-banger who jumps the southern fence is welcome?

How come we demand that the government be in control of our health care, but then we are outraged when the government makes our health care decisions?

I wonder why some Americans think that $5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for “free” health care for illegals is not?

Why is it that if you cheat to get into college,  you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free?

Why is it that people who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President?

How is it that it’s terrible when the President says that Puerto Rico’s politicians are corrupt, but it’s wonderful when Puerto Rico’s politicians are kicked out of office for corruption?

How is it that we see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great idea for us?

How is it that some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now?


Most of America







About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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16 Responses to … And It Makes Me Wonder.

  1. parkermccoy says:

    LOL. Hilarious, Ray!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. There are some questions that HAVE no answers. Those are some of them.

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  3. SueW says:

    I’m not surprised that so many people were upset by the questions. Racist thoughts are never healthy and it’s almost ctuel to tar every illegal immigrant with the same brush, it breeds contempt and hatred, something most decent people find abhorrent. The writer of this chain letter knew exactly what he was doing when he penned this.

    I would be appalled if this turned up in my inbox.

    Apart from anything else, chain letters are something we did in our teens, we’re grown-ups now.

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    • Ray V. says:

      Sue, I appreciate ( as always) your comments. Please help me understand what is “racist” about it? All the email does is point out some of the inconsistencies that we find in our political system over here in America. Even you used the modifier “illegal” when describing some aliens. We are a country of laws and unfortunately our system often takes better better care of those who entered illegally than we do the veterans that defended our freedom and now need help. The term racist, as I understand it, is someone who believes one race is superior to another. I sure don’t see that anywhere in the list of 18 questions. Unfortunately , in the USA, the term “racist” is now described as anyone who disagrees with a liberal/progressive. So perhaps we disagree on this topic, but as I’m known to say, “anytime two people always agree, one of them is not necessary. “. Thanks again for your insight.

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      • SueW says:

        It is the focus on Mexicans. There’s no doubt in my mind that the writer is Xenophobic. He believes himself to be of a higher race. The language used and the questions posed are designed specifically to incite hatred against another race. Legal or illegal makes no difference to this person

        As COVID -19 takes a stronger hold and our countries plunge further into chaos, people are concerned for the well being of themselves and their loved ones, and it his shameful that this writer chooses to deliberately pose questions that are intended to divide.

        Ray, you and I will always agree to disagree!

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      • Ray V. says:

        I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt as you are in another country ( continent, for that matter) and may not be familiar with what has been going on with respects to our imagination, especially at the southern border. It is lawless and corrupt. That being said…. I appreciate your perspective.

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      • I’m way late to this but bravo my friend! Very good and polite discourse.

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  4. Osyth says:

    Rather than taking themselves off the mailing list, I would suggest folks sit quietly and consider each question carefully. Each one is valid and whatever the response a person comes up with should be soul-searches, reasoned and properly thought out. Not simply closed down in a knee-jerk reaction. One of the things I note, living here in Massachusetts is that it is actually impossible to give an opinion contrary to the couch liberal norm because, without any hesitation nor consideration you will get your head blown off. I would politely suggest that this is not how a democracy works. But you will barely hear my whispered utterance because I value my head – which I believe IS a considerate, caring and reasoned head 😉

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  5. Margy says:

    We have a similar immigration situation in Canada where ‘illegals’ walk across the border from the USA at a location that is not a border crossing. They are apprehended immediately (because the authorities know they are coming in at that location.) They are allowed to remain in Canada for however long it takes to review their asylum claims. They do not go through the vetting process of all the other law abiding people who want to immigrate to Canada.
    This ‘leak’ got closed just a few days ago. The government could hardly allow this to continue when they were closing down so much other traffic due to the virus.
    With all due respect to Sue W, mind reading skills (“There’s no doubt in my mind that the writer is Xenophobic. He believes himself to be of a higher race”) are not really an accurate or reliable way of judging people.

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    • Ray V. says:

      I am continually perplexed when two people see the same thing, but interpret it so differently. I have several friends, who see life mostly through the same filters I do, except when it comes to political topics, such as immigration. Unfortunately, no amount of rational discussion seems to solve the problem. Maybe, someday, I’ll figure it out, but in the meantime, I’ll describe it as most people are sincere, but some are just sincerely wrong.


      • Margy says:

        Rational discussion is good. Calling people racist or Xenophobic or any other label like that is not about discussion, it is an attempt to intimidate someone into being quiet. I don’t think you are easily intimidated…


  6. I have wondered these same questions Ray. I agree…nowhere did I see racism. I saw honest questioning. The only time I saw name calling was by someone who responded to this post. The questions all bring up very valid concerns. My grandparents immigrated here and I grew up hearing the stories of their journey into becoming Americans. They would be truly in amazement at some of the things happening in our country today.

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