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Health@Heart (Philip S. Chua): 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.

Sadly, we have a liberal president in physical and mental decline who purposely keeps the borders agape and invites millions of unvetted immigrants, some criminals, cartel drug dealers, maybe terrorists, to enter the country illegally, at the taxpayers’ expense and at the nation’s peril – only to gain more voters for his party.

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.


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 decorated 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, Astronaut Gus Grissom (Wikipedia). Websites:,, and   Email: