posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 09:44 AM
I tend to view 'america is doomed' threads with a degree of skepticism usually. Its easy to distort and to unintentionally fear monger.
That said, however, its without doubt that certain basic standards of life in the USA are under subtle(and sometimes not so subtle) attack from our
political leaders. That, saddled to a weak economy combined with a new and inexplicable pop-culture president with obvious socialist leanings is a
recipe for internet dissent on one hand ---and outright revolution on the other.
Because one CAN see a grimness here. By 'here' I mean this board, in our places of employment, on the streets,on the news, etc.
Whats even sadder though, is I see a defeatist attitude simmering right below the surface. One hears people speak of being
One sees people give up before the fight has even started.
People can get discouraged. People can say 'no one cares' People can prepare to 'bug-out' seeing little or no escape from these 'powers' that
seem to close in from all sides, people can---as people always do----look for scapegoats, can look for reasons to what can easily be seen as
But what right do we have to assume we are the first generation or group or segment to have faced grimness, weariness or strife? Is it human nature
for people to be so wrapped up in the moment---in that ever elusive state of 'now'---that we cant stop and simply think our way out of this? Are we
all so egocentric that we tend to see what WE face as insurmountable and unique in all of human history?
Well, seems so. Seems we forget hard times have been faced down before.
If some of you out there, or 'us' or 'me' or 'we' in here or whatever, see this threat as valid, IF we truly believe these things then lets
all join together. Unplug the damned computers, set down the damned ipods and do something about it.
We, and I speak directly to my fellow Americans now, are in a unique, if a bit egocentric ,position in the world today. Easily hated, easily blamed,
easily both savior and devil to conditions around the world. But we HAVE been there before. We came from fury, have been divided, reconciled, smashed,
bombed, depressed, manipulated,glorious, hideous, right, wrong.We've won against incredible odds before, we've lost too, but we've never really
been defeated in the true sense of the word. The Third Reich didn't beat us and neither will a group of greed driven mamby-pamby bankers and
Maybe its time we stop apologizing, or referring to ourselves as 'sheep' or some great evil or 'dumbed down', maybe its time we stop looking to
Iranian women and children for inspiration and instead look back on our OWN heroes. Let the damned villians stay there, let the damned greedy fools
and crooks we have created be damned. Instead, lets rise as one and fix this, lets find hope, lets show the world what we REAL Americans are made of.
Not just our silly labels of 'right' or 'left'. Lets put that back in the schoolyard and do what we once truly were good at:
LET'S INSPIRE RATHER THAN DICTATE to this weary world. Not control or police, but offer hope.
Because regardless of this being partial illusion or not, if the ball truly drops, the rest of the world isn't going to look to Iran or Europe or
Asia for inspiration.
They are going to look at us. US, you and I, not our political leaders or our weird elitist policies or egomaniacal leaders. They are going to look
straight at us. 'We the people'.
Anyone out there remember them?
So lets drop the whining, take the real world pulse of the situation and correct it. We still can and I have a feeling at the end of the day we will.
This may indeed prove out to be a final phase but if it is it isn't going to be ours.
Its going to be theirs.