America Is Nuts!


America Is Nuts!

This description of someone; a group of someones; and yes even, an entire socioculture as being NUTS is a harsh pejorative sometimes wrongly pointed at those who would benefit most from kind and supportive assistance. In my professional work with individuals and families, I would consider the use of this term to be demeaning and unprofessional.

On the other-hand, it can be a wonderful American slang-invective, used as a vehement  denunciation or censure of general behavior patterns that destroy all that is precious and irreplaceable.

This is my intended use of this insulting term as I apply it to stupid, self-defeating, self-destructive, and suicidal, perceptions, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors that now typify America.

America’s psychological functioning is clearly incoherent, confused and stunningly conflicted. I could use a bunch of technological “psychobable” (as many would  it call). Or, I can say it like it is:

America Is Nuts! 

How else would you like to describe the following?

  • Politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising events.
  • People claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black; 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans — 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!
  • Two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turned out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.
  • We make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while  we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens.
  • The people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution are  thought of as “extremists.
  • We demand that people present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.
  • People demand the government investigate whether oil companies are “gouging the public” because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).
  • The government collects more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spends a Trillion dollars more than it has per year —for total spending of around $7-Million PER MINUTE, and then complains that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.
  • Only in America could the rich people —who pay 86% of all income taxes — be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

America Is Nuts!

VTM, 3/27/14

P.S.  America is still the greatest Nation and Culture on earth. Don’t get me wrong! But, America cannot contiue to be so if  “WeThe People” do not manage it more effectively.

The bulleted information above is based upon one of those Emails that travel through cyberspace with no authorship identified. I have “plagiarized” most of this, making small changes, and have fashioned it to my own purposes. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the statistics that are reported, however, the examples of each absurdity listed are certainly as true as they are absurd.

Thanks Lee Hornack for sending the original Email to me.

Tags: , , ,

17 Responses to “America Is Nuts!”

  1. Giff Says:

    I’m actually content to have noticed your own web site in addition to anticipate plans entertaining times reading right here. Many thanks once more for the facts.

    Like

  2. Caraker Says:

    thank a lot for your web site it assists a lot.

    Like

  3. Olveda Says:

    Astonishingly individual friendly website. Astounding info readily available on couple of clicks on.

    Like

  4. cctv store Says:

    Hey there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 3gs!
    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward
    to all your posts! Carry on the great work!

    Like

  5. braazers Says:

    It’s reallly a nice and helpful piece of info. I’msatisfied that you simply shared this useful info with
    us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

    Here is our website: http://brazzerfreeaccounts.blogspot.com/

    Like

  6. Source Says:

    Very good post! We will be linking to this particularly great article
    on our site. Keep up the good writing.

    Like

  7. Elma Says:

    I take pleasure in, lead to I found just what I used to be taking a
    look for. You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God
    Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

    Like

    • vtmawhinney Says:

      Thanks so much, Elma. I hope you will follow me and tell your friends to do like-wise. I welcome comments pro and con. Tom

      Like

  8. ouverture de porte paris Says:

    What i don’t realize is in reality how you’re not actually much more smartly-appreciated than you
    may be right now. You’re very intelligent. You understand therefore considerably on the subject of this subject, produced
    me personally imagine it from numerous varied angles.
    Its like women and men aren’t fascinated except it is one thing to do with Girl
    gaga! Your personal stuffs excellent. Always maintain it up!

    Like

    • vtmawhinney Says:

      Thank you kindly. I hope you will return often and tell your friends about my blog. Consider checking the follow box on my home page, you will get notification of each new blot. I blog almost daily.

      Warm regard, Tom

      Like

  9. déménageurs sherbrooke Says:

    Just want to say your article is as amazing. The clearness in your post
    is simply cool and that i can suppose you’re an expert in this subject.
    Fine with your permission let me to clutch your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.
    Thank you one million and please keep up the gratifying work.

    Like

    • vtmawhinney Says:

      Thank you kindly! I am not sure what you mean by “clutch your feed”. However, you are welcome to tune-in at any time and in any way…and to share them with others. You are also welcome to comment any time, pro or con.

      Warm regards, Tom

      Like

  10. travel blog sites Says:

    An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a coworker
    who had been conducting a little research on this. And he in fact bought me lunch due to the
    fact that I found it for him… lol. So allow me
    to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for
    spending some time to talk about this subject here on your web site.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: