The 'change' that Obama promised really isn't that different from the 'change' that they ALL start out promising.
I do think he has given us some 'real' 'change.' I just don't think it was really the change he would have had us believe, given his promises.
I just read this morning that Obama is trying now to make us believe that he is 'reforming' the way that the administration hides behind the veil of
To me it almost always seems like a perception issue. If they can get us to think they are doing something positive, then everything is alright, or
at least tolerable. Meanwhile, the torture, wars, blood sucking, all continues unabated, while the people cling to the last dose of hope dribbled out.
The majority, I think, are a lot better people than they are given credit for. No one really WANTS to give up all hope and assume that the
administration has crossed that invisible line. Where does that leave us when the 'truth' is known?
We've been beaten down and robbed so much, in the last ten years or so especially, that I think we have become a little numb. We are to the point
where as a people, we are ripe for the picking. We're hurting, we're struggling and many of us are conditioned that rather than give up and become
'antisocial' or 'terroristic,' we should try to be positive. I seriously believe that this is one of, if not THE main reason people are relatively
quiet. We've been conditioned.
There exists in most Americans, I think, a very rare mix of qualities and perceptions. We believe in change. We MAKE change. We are a patient,
thoughtful and societal minded people. We help our neighbors and we support our troops and even our president when he's sucking wind. We get angry
and can be quite vengeful as well. We play our roles like we are expected to, until someone pushes us beyond that invisible line and then there WILL
be hell to pay.
The thing that I am a little concerned about right now is whether or not we have gotten close enough to that line and whether 'they' even know where
the line is as they keep pushing. I will not deceive myself into thinking that Americans will not spill blood if it needs spilled. Under all of our
pretentiousness and desire for a quiet, peaceful life, lies revolutionary hearts and souls that do not quit.
The spin is being applied to us incessantly, as it is with many, many nations on this rock. We all bleed red and we all have emotions, but history has
shown that the youngster in the family, America, is inhabited by freedom-loving people that are also very capable fighters.
When less than one percent of the population controls the wealth of the world, do you really think they can dig their bunkers deep enough, or pour
their concrete walls thick enough to dissuade 200 million angry Americans? I believe they cannot. I believe that once the people of the world, and not
just America have been pushed beyond that line that are heels are dug in to now, there WILL be change. Not the 'change' promised by a politician,
but the change brought about by desperate, vengeful lovers of peace.
Oh, there WILL be change.