Printed on: September 16, 2012

The invisible man


Received Sept. 8

For some time I have been thinking of writing about my feelings of worthlessness. I have a problem which I cannot fix. You see, I have the misfortune of being born a white male, an invisible man. Today the Post Register scooped me with a quote by a sports writer about males clinging to football for security, but I'll add my thoughts anyway.

According to present political priority (PPP), we are rank-ordered in the following way: women, Hispanics, blacks, Asians, homosexuals, and everyone else in the world except American white males. We did not make the list. In my case I am further marginalized for my religion and success (I'm not deprived enough). By the way, the Democrats play tricky as usual. Kennedy's wealth did not downgrade his status, Romney's does. (Romney's wealth was obtained legally; Kennedy's through bootlegging. etc.)

These are not all of my problems. It appears that I could soon be living in an invisible third-world country, with an invisible homemaker, and invisible control of my life. In a past quote, President Obama said that it would be OK to pay 100 percent taxes if we obtained benefits. He didn't specify the benefits or how they would be determined.

What can I do? I don't want to change my sex, complexion, language, race, religion, success or country. Must I remain in my terrible dilemma? No one is willing to buy my vote. God help the white American male. (Word count: 241)

Stanton Anderson

Idaho Falls