Ever since I was just a boy, and all throughout my adult life, I have heard people talk about various issues which were going to result in the
destruction of the republic of the United States of America. Many of these issues over the years were serious issues and many of them meant a great
deal to me personally. But deep down in my heart of hearts I never really, honestly, believed that I could wake up one day and the United States of
America as we have known it would be gone forever.
I always believed that the checks and balances built into this form of a democratic republic would prevail, that justice would be served and the
United States would always remain that which much of the rest of the free world aspired to be like.
Earlier today I was reading a thread here on ATS and one post in particular struck me. I don’t know why this particular post was so thought
provoking to me, but it was. That post can be found Here
It wasn’t the exact words of the post which hit me like a brick, but more the undercurrent of apathy and despair on the part of the American public.
Are we past the point of no return??? Are we past the point where we can ever regain control of our government, the corruption, special interest,
the media and propaganda? And, have we as a people, “The People”, lost the fortitude to do what it takes to set things right, whatever those
measures might be? One thing is certain, the path we are currently on is not one which makes America great, or builds back better, or restores the
soul of the nation, or changes anything we can believe in. No, the path we are on somehow feels much different, like the road to destruction of this
once great nation.
This isn’t about Biden, or Trump, or any political figure or party for that matter. What this is about is the larger picture of the future of this
country as a whole in the World landscape. Has corporate greed and globalism corrupted the core of this nation (among others) to the point where it,
rather than the people, controls the destiny of not only this country, but every country on planet Earth?
For me personally it doesn’t really matter, whatever happens will happen, and I know what side I will be on until the end. But I am only one
person, a single dot in a sky filled with billions of stars. What I feel and do doesn’t matter. What does matter is the idea, the foundation of
this country, and it matters not so much to me as it matters to future generations.
As I sit here and types these words, right now, I can actually picture waking up tomorrow, or in the not too distant future, and having the news tell
me I no longer live in what used to be called the USA. To me that will be a rally cry, and rest assured I WILL fight, but again, I am old and
insignificant. I wonder if those around me will be fighting with me or against me. I honestly do wonder. And, I will likely lose that fight, and
when that happens it won’t matter anymore for me. Nothing will.
I never thought I would ever feel this way.
My mind is blown.
edit on 12/2/2020 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)