ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Politics and Social Issues»
  • Bias & Hate

Some call the Cold War "A Great Divide."

Updated on December 5, 2012

"The Great Divide" will remain divided: nothing can close the breach

Source
Source
Source
Source

A writer in the South has labeled the Cold Civil War that our country (The United States of America) is fighting “The Great Divide.” The “Divide” that he refers to has always existed in our country. However, presently, this Divide is greater, or wider, that it ever has been in the history of our country. Also, presently, the Divide is more dangerous, and potentially, more likely to produce serious consequences if we are not able to “come together” at some point to start effectively working to get the business of running a great country accomplished.

People living in other countries, some of them, very, very powerful countries, are looking on in wonder, or amazement, as we, Americans, destroy each other, physically, mentally and spiritually. They are amazed that a great people, with a great history, living in a great country are so unappreciative and ungrateful for the blessings that our God has given to us. We are arrogant and hateful and we do not even see it. We look into mirrors, everyday, to comb our hair, brush our teeth, or the shave, but we do not see who we really are, beneath the surfaces of our skins. We are hateful monsters who hold within the hands the potential, and maybe someday, the will, to destroy all the worlds people in a third, great, World War.

You may say, “That Dr. Haddox is a mad man, a wild man, who has surely, gone off the deep end.” You may say, “We are a good people, we are Americans, we are Christians, our nation is a “Christian Nation.” I ask, “Really?” I ask, “Then why is it, that we Americans, collectively, do not act like Christians?” And by the way, it is time for us to acknowledge that others, who are not Christians, from many places in the global community, come to our shores to become productive, upright and outstanding Americans, and they are not Christians.

Forgive me, and I am sorry to have to be the “bad guy” who has to say it, but maybe it is no longer appropriate to call America “A Christian Nation.” Since there are other decent and honorable Americans who are not Christians, who work hard to help build up our nation, and to defend our nation “against all enemies, both foreign and domestic,” maybe, it is about time to start acknowledging that our Nation is made up of “believers of many “faiths,” and that we Christians are just the dominant faith.

You do not have to like me, or believe me, or even respect what I say. But trust me, things in this country will never again be the way they were 50 years ago, or 100 years ago, or 200 years ago. Times have changed. This is a new day. We must come to grip with the Future, lest we die.

Now, this discourse has not been written in an attempt to influence you as you go to the voting polls. I could care less how you vote or who you vote for. As I have said, elsewhere in my many writings, published works, on the internet, “I am a researcher, a scientist, a healer, a theologian, even, and I am objective in my thinking and hold an “apolitical” position in my writings. It is up to you, how you vote, and it is none of my business.

I only want to help you to remember that Election Day will be over after November 6, 2012, and eventually the “dust will settle” and Life must go on. Hating, cursing, and killing your neighbor is not going to help make our country look better in the eyesight of the greater global community or in the eyesight of our God. We will only appear to be more pathetic and ridiculous that we are, and will cause the greater global community to perceive us to be even greater monsters than we are and even more dangerous to global security and sustainability. “What a pity?”

As you go, Peace.

I love you.

Seriously!

Dr. Haddox

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Bellipax 5 years ago

      Powerful and honest. The first step to solving a problem is admitting there is a problem. That may take time. But this piece can definitely put us in the right direction.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      It does seem that the lines drawn in the sand are now very deep and each side seems unwilling to work with the people on the other side of the political spectrum. If we are to progress as a country, we need to learn how to work alongside each other, respect people with different beliefs and start working towards a common good. Makes sense, does it not? We must change the path that we are currently treading or suffer dire consequences in the years to come. Well written hub. Up and useful votes.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)