I'm not an American, I just play one on Liveleak.
My name is Tom Czerniawski. I'm a Polish-born citizen of Canada. I have never lived in the United States. Many of you know me from my posts as "hellgremlin" on this website. I'm a journalist by trade. I'm sure the above information has sent at least a few of you to Google. You can find me quite easily there. My address, my phone number - why, I'm sure a few of you are making plans to kill me already.
Until recently, most of you thought I was an American. This was my doing. I knew that if I had the Canadian flag icon, most of the Americans on this website would discount anything I said as un-American. I impersonated a U.S. citizen to get at what really fascinated me - the mind of the American. Their thoughts, their feelings, their opinions.
What I found... has terrified me to the core.
America is supposed to be the apex of human civilization - the land of the free, the home of the brave. The great melting pot, where cultures come together and build on each others' strengths to create one great nation.
What I found instead, is a nation - to quote one of your past presidents - divided. What I found was rampant white-supremacist support. What I found was a community of people perfectly comfortable in judging other human beings by virtue of income, race and skin colour.
LiveLeak posters regularly post videos of black people committing crime - and use them to perpetuate the view that all black people are criminals.
LiveLeak posters exhibit behaviours extremely similar to Germans during the ascent of the national socialist party to power.
LiveLeak posters frequently express desires to inflict violence upon blacks, Mexicans, muslims and all other non-caucasian races.
What I was trying to do in this grand social experiment, was roleplay the part of an American with only humanitarian opinions. Whenever murder happened, I spoke out against it - whether the murder was committed by a black gangster thug, or a white American soldier. What I was trying to do, is speak out against violence in any form. What I was trying to do, was to make a stand against injustice, unfairness, and the abuse of the common man. I spoke out against corporations who benefited from war. I spoke out against racists who wanted to imprison anyone with a dermal albedo of less than 10%.
Because I spoke out against these horrors - racism, killing, hunger, war - I received the most thumbs-down of any poster on LiveLeak per post. (I researched this, it's true - it's me.) For speaking out against racism, killing, hunger and war, I quickly became the most hated member of this website.
Think about that, citizens of America. Think about the people posting here. Think about what they are. Think about what you are. Think about all the lives that your rhetoric claims. Think about all the hatred you are generating worldwide.
You are not the land of the free, as long as you incarcerate two to three million of your citizens. You are not the home of the brave, crowing about the justice of America's many wars, while your armies are sent abroad and you sit stateside, pounding away at computer keys.
I'm going to get one heck of an article out of this.
I'll leave you, fine Americans, with a quote I found very beautiful. It is inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!
Cries she, with silent lips,
Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free!
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore!
Send these, the homeless, the tempest-tossed to me!
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
A sonnet, by Emma Lazarus. Interesting how things have changed. I hope you fellows see what is wrong with you.
You have become a nation of hatred.
- Tom Czerniawski
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