[COLUMN] Where is my America?

In 1936 when I was born,

my parents knew I was a boy and that I was a he,

for people then had common sense and accepted natural order.

Today, there is a debate about he and she, him and her,

amidst confusion on when and what to say,

where even a Supreme Court Justice was ignorant of her gender.

Indeed, the vulture of wokeism has so infected

the radicals, spreading havoc and chaos to society.

And there are revisionist calls for historical monuments to fall,

a movement to defund the Police and abolish ICE,

an insanity of cancel culture and Asian hate,

infanticide abound as barren couples wait in despair, and

mutilation of children behind their parents’ back.

Racism, sexism, inequality, and injustice in our midst

abridging our amendment rights,

creating a dangerous and tilted world for all,

hampering progress and making peace impossible.

The nation’s borders, agape, pregnant with unvetted illegals,

more than ten million crashing in:

Cartel’s killers, rapist, drug and sex-traffickers, child molesters,

and terrorists, who might now be plotting a nuclear 9/11 from within,

all these at the taxpayers’ shoulder and at the nation’s peril,

robbing citizens of their privacy, security, and peace of mind.

There is wanton murder of policemen, senseless killings on the streets,

mugging of old ladies, destruction and looting of stores

and burning of private properties in various cities,

as justice looks the other way

and continues its slumber in woke and liberal quarters.

The thunderous chants of misguided, history-anemic

ivy-league students and other ignorant bigots

“Death to America, death to the Jews!,” the provocative

cry to annihilate all the Jews and erase Israel,

and singing praises no less to those barbaric monsters

who behead babies,

rape women, burn people alive,

and shoot innocent seniors and children

are deafening, gruesome, nauseating.

Can anyone think of any justification for these diabolical acts?

Chaos and stupidity grip our nation

and its people confused, scared, and on their knees.

This is insanity at its height that threatens our very existence.

This madness must stop!

Where is my America of yesteryears,

where Godliness, compassion, respect for the elders,

love of fellowmen, tolerance, kindness, and

common sense values prevailed,

and where integrity, dignity, and honor were sacred,

sometimes deemed more valuable than life itself?

I miss America, land of the wise and noble free, in its golden years of

greatness and the wonders of all its people.

On my knees in supplication,

I pray for God to wake us up

from this repulsive and horrifying nightmare,

and bless us with space and time

to fulfill our aspirations and dream

for our best eons yet to come.

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Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS, a Cardiac Surgeon Emeritus based in Northwest Indiana and Las Vegas, Nevada, is an international medical lecturer/author, Health Advocate, newspaper columnist, and Chairman of the Filipino United Network-USA, a 501(c)3 humanitarian foundation in the United States. He was a recipient of the Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash Award in 1995, conferred by then Indiana Governor, later Senator, and then presidential candidate, Evan Bayh. Other Sagamore past awardees include President Harry Truman, President George HW Bush, Muhammad Ali, and Astronaut Gus Grissom (Wikipedia). Websites: FUN8888.com, Today.SPSAtoday.com, and philipSchua.com; Email: [email protected].


Dr. Philip S. Chua

Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS, Cardiac Surgeon Emeritus in Northwest Indiana and chairman of cardiac surgery from 1997 to 2010 at Cebu Doctors University Hospital, where he holds the title of Physician Emeritus in Surgery, is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Philippine College of Surgeons, and the Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society. He is the chairman of the Filipino United Network – USA, a 501(c)(3) humanitarian foundation in the United States.

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