posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 06:47 PM
And like a cheap deck of cards we are collapsing in on ourselves...
What kind of change would sweep the nation if we could all put aside our 'isms, biases, hate, and jealousies? If , for once we could put up a united
front? Utopia? Maybe not. But a more perfect, just world for sure.
Ask yourself who benefits from our divisions most? Who would not want the people to come together for the common good?
My answer is Big Government.
The government has two main partys. Well known as Republicans and Democrats. Americans couldn't wait to put themselves into one group or the other.
As if one were more superior, honest, just, noble, etc. Take your pick. The results are obvious and far reaching.
DIVIDED over the issues, over party names, who's right, who's wrong, and which party is destroying America. Bickering over these issues spills into
our workplaces, and into our homes. Progressives have no morals, conservatives are too uptight. Both think they are right. Both unwilling to give an
One party can picket on the left, one on the right.... leaving a chasm inbetween. Nothing gets changed. Big Government slips right through that gaping
chasm unscathed and unnoticed.
Because we can not stand together long enough to get the change we want. Score another one for BG. By creating and maintaining atleast two divisive
partys they have successfully banked on our "fight to be right". We fell right in line and divided ourselves, making their job easier.
If a majority of us could come together and lessen the divide, I have no doubt that the government would have no other choice but to listen to the
people they have ignored for so long.
Enter in The Haves and The Have Nots, where the majority of Americans divide themselves yet again.
Obamacare helps with this one. Government is well aware that most people do not want to pay for everyone else. This topic really ups the ante for the
haves and have nots. Creating bitterness and blame on both sides.
Who doesn't want health insurance? While the vast majority of folks think everyone is entitled to healthcare, many go day after day without it
because they can not afford it.
We do not need Obamacare for this. Or the divide it is causing.
We only need to stand together. Premiums are too high because people who can afford it, keep paying them. Most figure if they can pay, it is everyone
else's problem if they can not. While a lot of times this is true, Nobody stops to think that if we joined forces (so to speak) everyone could be
covered, and those paying grossly high premiums could see massive savings.
Again, if a majority stood together and on one day called their insurance companies to cancel their coverage scrambling would occur. Companies would
be falling all over themselves to offer affordable premiums and better coverage. A win/win scenario for rich and poor. We have the power to make these
big corporations listen, yet we remain divided and silent.
Programs like Black History Month continue year after year to constantly point out people's differences, resurect old sins and wounds. History
lessons more often than not are accompanied by horror stories of viscious white slave owners. While this period is indeed a regrettable, shameful,
part of our history I feel it is being used to divide the races for yet another generation. Causing some younger black people to take on a "white
people owe me" attitude, while some younger white people grow angry that they are still being blamed for things they never even dreamed of.
Another line that stays successfully drawn in the sand.
Further divide occurs when our government bans gay marriage, practices "don't ask, don't tell", and allows folks to vote on whether certain people
should have certain rights.
Allowing these kinds of votes and law leads some people to believe they are "better than" another group of people. Gays are "less than" and need
permission to do certain things. The thought is ridiculous, but held by many unfortunately. Homosexuals pitted against heterosexuals.
The distance continues to grow.
The above are just a few examples of how we are dividing ourselves due to government actions. They gain more and more everytime we do this. We
continue to fall in lockstep just like lemmings at times.
We need to realize that we are being manipulated into a divided house that can not stand. This is a conspiracy that is alive and well IMHO.
The time will come either in our lifetime or in the near future that we will need to stand as a united front for what is right or be lost forever. The
question is, "Will we be able to cross those lines in the sand and stand as one?"