G’afternoon Bill, thanks for your input. In regards to the question your wife had. Because nothing has changed in 2019. Thanks Again!
Hello Angelicamarie. That's not quite what I replied to my wife -- It was more along the lines of: "Not much has changed since the middle ages!"
It has often bemused me to contemplate that the rulers (dominant bullies) in our society have rarely been 'racist' in the sense that they despise, hate or resent other dominant bullies from different races. They are quite willing to invite bullies to their countries and give them VIP treatment. However, they are not willing to be so hospitable to those who do not exercise power and dominance over others.
I found it most interesting when visiting the USA that they label anyone who is not american as 'Aliens'. As if somehow we are so different as to be from another planet. There is a subliminal message in 'labels', which are disproportionately influencial on some people's perpsectives on others, this is why I penned a few poems about 'name-calling'. ( see one below)
What I also noticed on my travels, was that when I was 'in-transit' to New Zealand, the US border force was so hostile that I decided that for future flights I would travel via the far east, rather than the US. Interestingly, on all the occasions when I was actually staying in the USA, this hostility was not there and the border force seemed much more welcoming, as was the general population.
We have all seen unpleasant games
where folks are called unpleasant names
but have we stopped to ponder why,
or what needs this game would satisfy?
Who benefits from name-calling?
and who would think that it’s appalling?
It’s name-callers who benefit
whilst their victims they discredit.
A name-calling applicator
is also called a perpetrator
for verbally they may seem strong
although the thing they do is wrong.
Name-calling is designed to be
insulting and derogatory
It’s also meant to deprecate,
create hate and subjugate.
Having studied this thing fully
I conclude it is the bully
who gains the most from this pursuit
as they enjoy the role of brute.
Bullies learn this trait when young
rehearsing it through fist and tongue.
Then, when as adults they emerge
their bullying will then resurge.
This name-calling is just one bit
of bad behaviour that’s a fit
for traits of personality
which shows their amorality.
It is unfortunate to see
these bullies in society
creating grief and misery
by name-calling effrontery.
B. Withers 2019