Alan Simons
Author | Ghost Writer | Social Activist | Playwright | Public Speaker

The United States of America? A country today drenched in topsy-turvydom

Never judge a book by its cover. A common idiom saying for some. Yet for others in this country of 323 million people where friends and family are politically pitted against each, where internecine battles amongst its leader’s aides are rampant, where according to the latest report from the Anti-Defamation League “Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States increased nearly 60% from 2016 to 2017, the largest one year increase since the organization began tracking the information nearly four decades ago,” where attacks on the LGBQ community continues on its upward flight, and where this year alone there have already been 19 incidents in which a gun has been discharged on a school campus in the USA resulting in many young lives being murdered.

“Oh False One, You Have Deceived Me!”

The USA is no longer the Home of the Brave.

It is a quagmire of confusion, of hate, of utter senseless undoing, where there is no direction from the top of the dung heap other than the incessant and vile negativism from an individual who is more fitting to play the role of Ruth in the Pirates of Penzance than lead a proud and great nation.

It is a country where today in a restaurant one is now hesitant, for fear of being assaulted, to outwardly express with vigour one’s view on politics, or religion, or guns!

It is a country where their leader is seen as insignificant in terms of having a meaningful relationship with other democratic societies.

It is a country where their leader’s primary craving is to demean and threaten individuals, to make a mockery of anyone expressing a negative comment against him.

It is a country where their leader believes international trade wars are good for his nation.

It is a country not just sadly in a state of chaos and bewilderment but beholds a withering authoritarian who is unable to show respect or empathy.

As Confucius aptly put it, “Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?”

About the Author
About me: Born, raised and educated in London, England, I worked for various newspapers in England prior to immigrating to Canada where I resumed my career in the newspaper and magazine field and established an advertising and communications company. Now in its 12th year of publication, I have a respected international internet news site, dealing with issues relating to intolerance, antisemitism/virulent Judeophobia, hate, ethnocentric violence, Islamophobia, conflict and terrorism. As a diplomat, I served as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Rwanda to Canada from 1999 to 2002. I have lectured and designed courses as well as been a moderator at numerous institutions in the areas of therapeutic management, communications, religion in politics and have appeared on TV, radio and in the print media. I am a founding member of Hope for Rwanda’s Children Fund and the founder of Mitzvah Day Canada, a grassroots, not for profit and non-fundraising organisation. After living in Amsterdam for several years, I returned to Toronto where I am working on my fourth book, a novel, set in France, which addresses cultural diversity issues that go beyond stereotypes in society, as well as a sitcom for the North American market. I am available for workshops, lectures, talks and readings throughout the year. To contact me go to