posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 10:59 PM
When I was younger, I couldn't even begin to imagine the possibility of the United States no longer being the super power of the world. I seemed to
me, through all of the patriotic propaganda that we are all force-fed in school, that the United States was the first nation in all of history to get
it right. There wouldn't likely be any reason to change anything about this flawless capitialistic democracy for a very long time. Of course, my
mind had not been allowed to think outside of the 'government issued' box that they put me until I graduated from their public school system and for
the next 5 years, began to think freely about all of the things that had never did quite add up, and actively pursue the answers to all of the
questions that most people seem to never ask. By doing so, it seems that at some point in this gathering of clandestine information, the whole
picture begins to present itself a bit more clearly with each new piece of appalling truths.
To make a long story short, it doesn't seem that I meet people that are very pleased with our government or our current state of affairs very often.
I know that I certainly don't. To all of these people, my next question is something to the effect of "what are we going to do about it?" Their
reply, without fail, is along the lines of "there's nothing you can do." And until the very recent past, I've accepted these ideas without much
questioning, but now I'm beginning to reject them.
It seems to me there has got to be an answer that puts this country back in the hands of it's people and starts conducting themselves as though
people are more important than money. I could go on and on for hours about all the things that i've read about over the last year or so that have
simply left me speechless. I've also noticed that with people that I've asked, most people put up with these problems they have with the government
by reminding themselves that it's better than any other country. I have no argument there, but it seems a bit irresponsible to move at a snails-pace
in the field of advancing the overall progress of human society because we're so far ahead of the competition. The government simply moves at the
speed that it thinks can yield the most money for them (i.e. keeping oil around for as long as they have allows them to make all of the money off of
fossil fuels that they possibly can before they are then forced to move forward with the techology that they likely have already discovered).
So, all this being said, what's the next step? It seems when governments begin to act so corrupt and against the actual will of its represented
people, the people then have the responsibility to fix the corruption by any means possible. In the past this has been done several time by
overthrowing the current govenment and installing a new one. I don't know what should be done now, but I do know that I'm sick of talking about all
of the problems that plaque OUR country because it's ran by a bunch of rich, white, christian, conservatives and not by anyone who truly cares about
the average majority of this courtry who aren't rich, not all white, and certainly not all christian or conservative.
WHAT DO WE DO NOW???