But, it was both comfortable and pleasant.
Our neighbors were very good friends. In a few cases they were as close as family members. There were big beautiful trees galore and Christmastime was heavenly as neighbors engaged in the annual friendly rivalry to see who could have the best decorated home. Even our Jewish neighbors hung out with us Christians during that most wonderful time of the year because of the shear joy of the Christmas Season.
But at the age of twelve, our pleasant neighborhood began a rapid decline along with the deteriorating health of my Dad, whom I called “Superman” because he had been so strong and seemed indestructible. My two symbols of stability were both dead and gone by the autumn of my twelfth year. By then most of our close neighbors had been replaced by brutish unfriendly inhabitants.
Unfortunately, my childhood of friendly patriotic neighbors who were like family and a school environment that reflected my parents high expectations intellectually did prepare me for the hell that was fast approaching.
The following school semester was one of being confronted by bullies after my meager lunch money, or just to beat the crap out of me because they outnumbered me and could. To be perfectly honest, their parents were not very nice either. The days of community wide celebrations of Christmas and Independence Day where everyone proudly displayed their American flags quickly became a fond memory of the past.
The ensuing years of mere existence through middle school were brutal. Between the changing neighborhood landscape, the new vicious neighbors and their awful bullies, most of whom were a few years older than us remaining holdout in the old neighborhoods.
Life had transformed from the American dream into the neighborhood nightmare. As time progressed, I grew weary of putting up with those bully cretins. Eventually I set a goal of learning how to defend myself and getting into shape to successfully succeed in my endeavor to overcome those bullies. I no longer used the chronic asthma I had been suffering from as an excuse not to stand up to them. After learning I was not the only one dealing with the bully headache, I no longer felt sorry for myself and focused on stopping their madness.
Across the #American landscape is a leftist/Soros-inspired gaggle of bullies. They have been given their marching orders by radical, trash-talking congresswoman Maxine Waters and others. A tribe of leftist bullies were recently allowed to cause the indefinite closure of the ICE office in Portland, Oregon. Their hope is to permanently damage our republic by utilizing legions of illegal border crossers and leftist government policies that would return us to the dark decline that America experienced during the Obama regime.
Bullywoman Way-Out Waters has proclaimed “They won’t be able to stop at a restaurant,” “they won’t be able to stop at a gas station!” She even blabbed “God is on our side!” I guess her God is Satan, who rules over her dark mind.