posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 01:45 PM
Speaking just to the one nation I am familiar with... it is a fact of modern life... a life that has become so comfortable for so many in a position
to do the most for the most, that the many now do very little except for themselves.
Events generally follow the same behavior as a clock pendulum. What swings one way will eventually swing the other. That is probably the best way to
describe America's fickle electorate who can, one moment, elect the likes of Bill Clinton, the next elect George Bush and then finally, elect Barack
But the apathy spoken of here has been with us since Jimmy Carter first made mention of it in his infamous 'malaise' speech, near the end of his
only term. Despite your particular political tastes, he was spot on with that observation.
But rather than ultimately swinging back the other way, it became stuck in the smugness that came with the fall of Soviet Communism. We Americans,
somehow, felt that we had accomplished the job and it was time for the long weekend... a weekend that those who won WW2 never ask for and the one that
those who withstood Vietnam never got the chance to miss.
So here we are today, still caught up in a moment long behind us, lounging in a past wealth, sunning in the waning moonlight and completely in denial
about all of it.
Our machine is broken. It has quit working and stands idled while it's gears and mechanisms are routinely removed and taken elsewhere. Before long,
there will be nothing but a shell... like a gutted grandfather clock that no longer serves any purpose except as a quaint bit of history.