Cafe Culture in the U.S.A is sometimes pure poisonus

Poisonus is a strong word.  And no, I don’t mean every cafe, just some of them.  Not even a majority, I don’t guess.  

It is just that sometimes I walk into a smoke filled joint like I did the other day at “The 76” in Grand Rapids, MI and one of the first things that hit me was the old U.S.S.R flag hanging from the cieling.  


U.S.S.R Flag

U.S.S.R Flag

So, then I started to look around.  These people really were not socialist.  They were stuanchly, very much communist.  There was probably as many anti-war articles and pics as there was wallpaper in most old ladies homes.   I saw more pictures of George Bush in a negative light than I saw espresso beans.  

It was evident these people were young, probably under 25, and thus never lived one minute under the “old threat.”  For some reason, they have the idea that the U.S.S.R was the place to live.  Never mind Stalin killing as little as 5 million and as much as 60 million of his own people and never mind the dang engineered famins that kills scores of people.  

As she handed me my cappuccino, which was rather Starbuxy to say the least, I mentioned the flag.  The lady glanced upwards at it and said, “Yeah, real sweet isn’t it?”  I replied, “Oh yeah, I miss those days of standing in line for bread all day and then having a KGB agent beating my wife to death because she has a Bible on her night stand.”  The girl almost went cross eyed!  

I am here to tell you they aren’t teaching true history in school anymore.  Not in High School and surely not in College.  If they did, people would think differently about all those images of a “young Castro” pasted all over the walls.  

It would almost seem the younger the kids are making the espresso the politically dumber.  The fact is they didn’t have to live through the Cold War and don’t understand it. They just assume it was another “war” and they are against “war” at all cost.  And no, I don’t think because someone believes differently than I do they are dumb or stupid.  Far from the correct answer. It is just that sometimes, like this instance, you know for a fact they have been absolutly brainwashed.  Utterly brainwashed.  

I also am aware that the U.S.A isn’t perfect.  There are problems and the answers have alluded people for years and will continue to do so.  The framers wrote in the pre-amble to the constitution on the first line the following, “…in Order to form a more perfect Union…” and I think that is fitting.  We aren’t perfect, but we are striving for it.  I will declare that while we do have our problems we also have more positives than ever before.  We are the greatest country to ever exist on the face of this earth in almost every category one could imagine.  

The moral of the story?  Stop acting like idiots and make some good coffee.  Make the coffee the story, not your crazy ideas.  You might like the results.


2 responses to “Cafe Culture in the U.S.A is sometimes pure poisonus

  1. Can I get an AMEN!!!

  2. Love your post! I have been to just about every coffee house in Austin, and some of them have terrible coffee.

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