White American Culture
AMERICAN CULTURE IS ONE OF THE THINGS FOR which I am most proud of my race for producing. Today that culture is under attack by all sorts of political entities and hated by the jealous or ignorant, but lets look at the wonderful aspects of American white culture. In 1950 the United States was well over 90 percent white. The members of any other race were an insignificant minority. What were the attributes of this American culture?
It had law abiding citizens. In most areas of the country it was safe
to leave the doors of your house unlocked. You could leave the keys to your
car in the ignition without fear of the car being stolen. Children were taught
to respect the policeman and the law. Children at school respected their
teachers and usually the greatest crime that they would commit was throwing
spit balls. You could walk on the streets at night, even if you were a woman,
and be safe. Drugs were something that foreign countries had to deal with.
The problems that parents had to deal with were fairly reflected by television
programs like Leave It To Beaver, and The Andy Griffith Show. The flag was
respected, as well as the office of the president. Americans had a great
pride in their country and their government, which was relatively unintrusive
and allowed the American people to be the most free of any people on earth.
It had the best educational system on earth. American schools taught
children how to read, write and do arithmetic. Students were taught to be
proud of their country as well. When they had a high school diploma it meant
that they had been educated. Morals were taught at home by a mother who was
always home with the children and reinforced by the school, even with corporal
punishment when required. Students went to school to learn. They were orderly
and respectful to the teachers, who in turn, were worthy of that respect
by promoting ethical behavior and providing a good example in their own lives.
Girls were taught to be good homemakers and boys were taught to make a living
to support their families. There was no such thing as an illiterate high
It was a society that was charitable above any other. No one in America
starved to death, no matter how poor! No one! Americans gave a higher percentage
of their income to charity than any other nation on earth. Charities routed
those dollars to needed families three or four times more effectively than
any government program could hope to. Every effort was made to help poor
folks become self sufficient, which is the only way dignity can exist.
It had citizens who did not willingly accept charity. An American child
was brought up to be insulted by being offered charity. If a man had to take
charity for his family he would, but a strong desire to get back on
his feet was present. As soon as a job was available, a white American
was out from under the disgrace of accepting charity. This is
a laudable and excellent part of white American culture. You help those who
are truly in need, and those in need do all that they can to pull themselves
out of that need so the charity can cease.
It had men and women who were firmly dedicated to their families. A
man was not considered a man if he was not a faithful husband who provided
for his family. He made sure that his children were obedient, law abiding
and respectful of other peoples person and property. A woman would
never think of sending her kids to day care or put a job ahead of her family.
She worked together with other mothers in the neighborhood to ensure that
the children had safe places to play, where they would always be supervised.
If an accident happened, mother was ALWAYS available at home to run the child
to the doctors. This firm commitment to the roles of husband and wife
created strong families, which formed the building blocks of a strong
neighborhood, state and nation.
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