This is a blog written by David "Alligator" Williams.

Captain America Says The American Dream Is A Lie 

A new Marvel comic series features an unpatriotic Captain America slamming the American dream, calling it a “lie.” 

The issue titled “The United States of Captain America” features the captain talking about how there’s not just the one American dream, but two, one of which is not real, and the other being “a lie.” The first issue was published Wednesday and is written by Christopher Cantwell.  

This is such garbage.  If Captain America is woke now then maybe he should go back to sleep.  I am about fed up with everyone putting us down.  It is bad enough when other countries do it.  America has bailed out so many countries in many ways but they still dislike us and bash is.  Time and time again, when other countries are in trouble, who is there?  Yes, America. 

It is really hurtful when US citizens put us down.  People sacrificed their lives and died so that we can be free.  People have the audicity and take that freedom someone else earned for them and use it to make us look bad. 

Our division is making us weak and vulnerable.  Our division may eventually cost us our freedom.  We need American pride back.  We need to be proud that our citizens died so we can be free.  We need to be proud that we stand up for countries who cannot stand on their own. 

Only in America do you have the right to be what you want to be.  We are not forced into the military.  Only in America can greatness be rewarded.  If you work hard enough you can achieve your dream. 

Sadly, only in America can you criticize your country.  Woke people would be jailed or flogged in other countries.  Captain America better be happy he was born in America.  If he was Captain Russia and criticized his country, he would be jailed. 

This os our country.  We have a right to make a difference in this country.  Not only am I tired of other countries putting us down, I am tired of our own fellow Americans putting us down.  Nothing is worse than an American hoping for America to faol.  If you think the American dream is a lie then you have the right to chase your dream in another country.  Don't tarnish my flag because you feel woke.  This is America, you are free to leave.

 

We Must Listen to Each Other 

This was a post on my Alligator Jackson's Inside Huntington Facebook page in response to arguments stemming from a couple who fed the homeless being told by the health department to cease feeding them.

 

A girl I spent a lot of years with graduated from a 28 day recovery program last month.  She relapsed 3 days later.  She is back in rehab and has completed two weeks. 

It is gutwrenching it breaks your heart.  I worried about Bre who is like my daughter for years.  I watched EMS bring her back to life in Four and a Half Alley.  I would lay in bed at night wondering if she is alive or dead.  She is  clean now and works in recovery. 

I have seen patients leave where I work.  Happy and proud of them and the hope I put in them....then hear they died from an overdose just days later. 

My second cousin Scott Weiland was a major rock star.  Gold and platinum records, a clothing line, a record company, and millions of fans could not save him.  He died from the effect of drugs like his younger brother. 

Now, someone I know well is lost and gave birth to a baby addicted to drugs. 

I have never done a drug in my life but it tears me up a piece at a time.  But I am not telling you anything you don't know.  We have all lived through this epidemic nightmare.  Many of you have lost sons, daughters, siblings, parents, and other loved ones.  This is not a pissing contest. 

I have also opened my door to the freezing on a cold night to have them steal off me that night.  I have fed someone who later broke in my house.  I encounter people shooting up outside my house and had them pull a knife on me.  This happened twice.  Another two times I almost ended up in a fist fight. 

Two people were murdered in two years at my last apartment building.  I went to St. Louis and looked online at the paper the next morning.  My apartment building was online with a police car parked where my truck was.  My next door neighbor was shot and murdered. 

I don't have the answers.  You don't have the answers.  No one has the answers.  Until we all come to the table and talk and listen, this will continue.  The tragedies will not stop. 

Arguing online spreads the misunderstandings and hatred.  At least we are not arguing about if addiction is a disease like we argued for years. 

Now, we are arguing about feeding the homeless and if all homeless are addicts.  We need to come together.  We all need to listen....listen to each other.  None of us has the answer but maybe if we listen, learn from each other, debate, negotiate, and comprimise...we can find a better plan than we have. 

The fighting on here has gone on for days and it proves nothing....it can go on for years and solve nothing.  We need to work together. 

I do want to clarify a few things.  The Huntington Mission offers three meals a day Monday through Friday.  Two meals on Saturdays and Sundays.  Several area churches offer meals and food.  Facing Hunger food bank works hard. 

Several places contacted me and offered the couple who was told to stop feeding the homeless a chance to work with them.  The couple also had a GoFundMe page to help the homeless in other ways.  The goal was met.  The last $225 coming from Rocky Meadows. 

Many are trying but we have to quit fighting each other.  Enabling is not the answer....letting them suffer is not the answer....the answer is somewhere in between.

Happy Birthday America 

Happy Birthday America!  Many  men fought and died for the freedoms we have.  The last  year has been very challenging.   We  have had power struggles over certain aspects of our rights.  We have seen more riots and divison amongst ourselves then I have seen in my nearly sixty years. 

We will overcome any attempts at divison.....You can deny history but you cannot change it.  History is there to learn from so we are not doomed to make the same mistakes.  One thing that will also stand is that many good people died...many heroes gave their lives for the rights and freedoms that many take for granted.  Many more will die to keep us free.  We have people standing on guard twenty-four hiurs a day seven days a week watching our back ready to stand in harms way to protect us. 

Other countries are watching us.  They are hoping our walls crumble from within us.  They hate our vision of freedom and that vision is a threat to their tyrancy. 

History shows again and again how our country always  comes back together when we have to.  We are the greatest country in the world and the only country in the world 'free' enough to be able to disagree about  issues. 

Enjoy America's birthday and celebrate our freedoms.  Take off your masks....breathe the air of freedom....enjoy our freedoms. We are still American strong.  Show your American pride.  God Bless America.  Happy birthday America!