posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 12:08 AM
When I was a child, I never thought I would see my country die.
I was taught, as a child, that work, although seldom fun, was something that had to be done to achieve the things I desired as a child. I worked in
the hot fields when I was 8 years old. I was taught a work ethic. I was taught to use a gun to get food and knew how to use it safely.
As a teenager, I remember how it was easy to drive downtown and leave my car unlocked because no one would steal anything from it.
I remember how proud I was that we became the leaders in space and were the first to set foot on the moon. Now we "buy" rides from the second place
I remember watching the news for truth. Now all I see is propaganda. None are to be trusted.
I was married before I finished college. I remember our big treat for the week was walking downtown to get an ice cream soda. I worked 9 part time
jobs and carried 1.5 times the semester load to get by. My wife worked full time. We got a television for Christmas as a gift (small) and we would
eat our franks and beans watching tv. When I graduated, I thought the world would be waiting for me with an open door. I was wrong. I had to start
at the bottom at low wages. I maintained a career and worked my way to where I wanted. We saved enough money to buy our first house and were able to
move up from there.
I remember being proud of the United States. We had liberated most of the world from dictators, slavery, and death in more countries than I could
count at the time. Our military strength was second to none and no one would attack us. I lost families in the wars; uncles and cousins I would
never meet. I lost friends in wars and saw my friends die in my job. For the second time in my life, I am ashamed of my country. I am embarrassed
being laughed at by the world.
We could walk into our local congressman’s office and he would take time to speak with us. We could speak with almost any public official in our
district, often without appointment.
Last night I watched my country die. There will now be a continuation of a policy that will destroy us.
I watched OWS and how ridiculous they were manipulated by those who wished to destroy the United States. I watched them urinate on the flag as if
they were from another country. I watched them defecate in the streets as if they had no concern for those around them.
I watched as people demanded things for free. I see my neighbors out of work and expecting the government to take care of them. I see people wanting
to be cared for from cradle to grave. I see them believe they are entitled to what other people have because either they want it or think they need
it. They will steal, rob, and kill, to get what they want right down to a pair of sneakers. I could never imagine a person’s self-esteem
depending on a pair of tennis shoes or a vogue jacket but that is the way it is now. There was a time when being given food stamps was an
embarrassment. Now it is a social status symbol. So is theft and robbery. Work is considered for fools.
I watch people demanding jobs when they cannot add, spell or read and expect a wage commensurate with those who have worked for years. I admire
those working for minimum wage at fast food places. They would rather work than take charity. I never give them any trouble even when they get my
Now I am going to watch the stock market crash and my life savings disappear. I am going to see my only means of protection taken away from me. I
am going to watch my country go bankrupt. I am watching one half of the people supporting the other half. I am going to watch what few industries
we have left in this country being exported to third world countries where taxes are much less than here and these taxes will rise driving out what
companies we have left. I will watch unions going into every business and punishing those people, if they have a job, being forced to join or their
safety will be threatened. Unions will control businesses until the businesses are gone.
I am going to watch crime escalate rapidly; some from need and some from the belief that punishment will no longer be meted out because of race, or
color, or religion. I will see law abiding people attacked for no reason other than they are of a different color or race or religion. Violence
will be common on our streets because we have no examples of law enforcement except against a certain few.
As I watched the events surrounding this last election, I was ashamed at the name calling, lies, deceit, and outright fraud against the American
people. I thought they were smart enough to see through these things but they weren’t or if they were, they voted on a single agenda that meant
more to them than the survival of our nation.
I have now become anti-social. I have no desire to meet anyone nor do I have a desire to speak common sense to them. It is useless. I have no
desire to be politically correct for fear of offending anyone. I could care less. I am going to become like everybody else. I am going to become
selfish and rude.
I will laugh at those who think the country is going to change for the better. I will laugh at those who thought gas prices would never reach $8.00.
I will laugh at those who can’t find a doctor. I will laugh at those who think this country could never fail. There is only one reason the
election came out as it did. People are selfish. If there is a God, he has turned his back on America.
I will cry remembering why my country died but chances are, I will be laughing at you.