The last 2.5 years have been painful at best, and hopeless at worst. They've ushered in a new phase of apathy. Hope is gone. I have lost hope
that that the United States can remain a shining city on a hill.
Obama has succeeded in convincing American's that they are no longer exceptional, they are to blame for the state of the Union, and they better just
adapt because it's not getting any better.
The only Change that has been ushered in is one of lost hopes.
I have been voting since 1968. In all of those votes, I have only voted the winning ticket three times. That's three of eleven, about 30%. Of those
three I was not proud of one. Nor was I happy with most of my losing votes. Only three have I had pride in.
I am sorry so many had their hopes dashed by Obamas record. I had no hope in him but voted for him only to support the hope of those who did. To help
them see that even their hero would fall short of doing anything good within this monstrous system.
If we have learned, as you say , from Obama that Americans are not exceptional then I think this is good, because we have not been so for a long time.
What we have been, is manipulated into believing that we are, so that our over inflated hubris could be used against us to keep us blind and impotent
while our democracy was stolen from us.
If we have learned, as you say, from Obama that we are to blame for the state of the union then I think this is also good. We are to blame because we
have been sheep for too long. We have accepted with little question, the promises of politicians, the voracious appetites fed to us by the advertising
industry, the sensibilities of lowest common denominator entertainment and the morals of blind faith and hypocrisy. Blame who ever we wish, point them
out and hold them accountable. But we must also hold ourselves accountable, for we have wallowed in the sewer of their making.
If we have learned, as you say, from Obama that we need to adapt and that things are not going to get better then I think this is very good. The whole
world is changing before our very eyes. The climate is changing, populations are moving, economies are crumbling and morphing, technology is
exploding, weapons are graduating and like it or not the world is moving inexorably towards a global system of oligarchical tyranny. Adapt? You bet
we'd better adapt because it's NOT going to get better for a long time. We must adapt and discover for ourselves how to live in a world controlled
by a small group of brain dead and inbreeding Neanderthals.
And if we have lost hope it is because we have hoped for the wrong things. Things they taught us to hope for. Things the liars would promise us.
Ideas provided by the dull-witted. And dreams the used car salesmen could sell us. I say best gone to those hopes.
Let's find our own way. Let's dream and find hope together, shall we?