Return of the Worst of Olden Days . . .

https://joeforamerica.com/dr-drew-predicts-that-los-angeles-faces-imminent-deadly-outbreak-of-bubonic-plague-probably-already-there/?fbclid=IwAR0CIycjG0nK-aNa2dHAXmZS_xqD9KzBCHDGFRlD3cs9ulMEYsUMx034KzU

For more than a few months, there has been talk of a return of the Bubonic Plague. The mere word would send citizens of the olden days in Europe into a panic as there wasn’t a cure and it was almost always deadly. Given the symptoms and onset ailments of the disease, anyone that did survive, probably had health concerns for the rest of their lives.

Here, today, we live in modern times with all the perks of running water, air control in our homes, food choices, and relative peace and quiet between uproars with the more rabid of the squabbling politicians and the shouts of misinformation from the news. However, the fact that Dr. Drew (https://drdrew.com) has been talking about the possibility of an outbreak of the plague beginning in Los Angeles SOON doesn’t seem to bother elected officials in the California government from the Governor on down to the least of the small city councils. I have to wonder about their priorities. Did they hear the words ‘deadly plague’ clearly and understand that people WILL die and it will SPREAD and we are not, to my knowledge prepared for this?

It seems the democrats in power in California have other more important priorities like thwarting any and every move President Trump tries to make, taking citizen medical insurance money to help cover anyone that comes into the state, and protecting the sanctuary cities that have seen an upturn in crime even as they are supposedly protecting the criminals from ICE efforts.

We were just in the very beginning of the City of Los Angeles several months ago and were shocked at the tents, clutter, and people along side the offramps. They are living, eating, relieving themselves all in the same small space often. The rats like it and as the rats make their rounds, they are now also sharing their fleas and, subsequently, the plague. The people who will probably be adversely affected, first, will be the very people that live where the rats/fleas flourish – the tent cities and homing places lining the streets of Los Angeles right now.

Instead of using taxpayer money to fund people who continue to arrive at our borders without planning to even naturalize but to get what is being given out, perhaps the government should work on clearing up the tent cities along the sidewalks and byways, finally fumigate the rats that have been infesting the police station for awhile now, and work out productive ways to put the homeless back on their feet before we take on thousands of noncitizens who may soon find out that staying home where the came from might have been better than coming down with a deadly disease.

One thing I’ve noticed over the years about many politicians is the word ‘priorities’ in extremely necessary situations isn’t always a word in their vocabulary.

The Red, White, and Blue . . .

My mother was an immigrant to the United States. She arrived after the end of World War II and found a job within a few weeks of arriving. She already spoke English in addition to her native language but spent her life perfecting it to the point that she could read, write, and speak in either language with profeciency.

With marrying her American solider she met during the war and raising two children, getting her fees together, finding sponsors, and learning the history of the United States, it was quite a few years until she earned her citizenship in America.

I was still in grade school when she was sworn in as a citizen but remember it clearly. The room was crowded with applicants, sponsors, and families with an air of anticipation and gratitude for the event about to unfold. Before my mother became a citizen, she would stand for the American Flag but wouldn’t pledge to the flag which often angered my father. She explained that she couldn’t do that to her homeland, which she still loved, until she was actually a citizen of the United States. At the end of the citizenship ceremony, the entire auditorium of people stood up and pledged their allegiance to the flag including my mother for the first time in her life and with tears in her eyes for officially leaving her homeland behind and the joy at embracing the fact that she was now a citizen of the country where she had been living and working for years already.

I know that this is why I get so frustrated and sad when people don’t always consider the magnitude of foregoing the country of their birth and asking for permanent entry into what I consider the greatest country on earth. The disrespect we are seeing more and more these days is horrific as it comes from people who put labels on events in the history of this country out of context and deride and demean the very land that gives them the right to make such statements even if they are so wrong.

Basically, if you become a citizen for convenience without an ever-growing love that will eventually surpass the care you had for your place of birth, you aren’t grateful enough for what you have been given.