It’s not difficult to sense your disappointment in the words you have shared with all of us. I did not vote for McCain or Obama in 08 and I did not
vote for Romney or Obama in 2012. I have my reasons and philosophies that are not compatible with their positions. Most of you that frequent the
political discussions know where my heart and mind lie...freedom and personal responsibility.
But this is not about my political or personal philosophies.
As Beezer said, we have, in a sense, failed ourselves. We wanted to believe that with our Government, we had created a benevolent entity, a
compassionate force for good, and instead, we have created Frankenstein’s monster…an abomination. We put our faith in the idea that those that
chose to step forward and lead us or represent us could have nothing but our best interests at heart...and this, we have painfully come to realize, is
just not the case.
There is a part of me that still holds out hope that our system can be corrected by the people…starting small at the community level and making
changes from there on up. There is another part of me, however, that thinks it might be too late…that our apathy has gone on for far too long and
there is nothing we can do now but watch it all fall apart.
Without a complete reboot, I just don’t see how to get rid of the entrenched corruption that has hijacked our country for the good of the few.
Peace, freedom and prosperity that were once the American dream have become all but unattainable with the people that are in charge now. It will be
only through an utter and complete ”cleaning out” can we hope to put things back on the right path…and I just don’t see enough people opening
their eyes to see what must be done. Eventually, it will be impossible and it might already be.
And as far as a comment that Heff should have done this or that and not attacked or belittled the “other side”…I never observed Heff demeaning
anyone for their political views. He either chose to agree or disagree and that is what we all do.
Be thee not deceived…there is no “other side” in the two party paradigm…red or blue…right wing or left wing…they are two wings of the same
bird of prey.
The sooner people come to realize this, the better chance we have to make a change…however as that does not seem to be coming any time soon…they
will continue to manipulate things so as eventually, it will be absolutely impossible to remove them from power.
Just my opinion and thanks for sharing your thoughts Heff.
edit on 3/2/2013 by Jeremiah65 because: (no reason given)