I’m not the first to say it and certainly I won’t be the last but I have this sad feeling that we are seeing the end of the America we knew. The land of the free and the home of the brave. Is it all over? All good things come to an end so we are told and anyone who knows history knows that countries rise and fall. Perhaps it’s just our time to fall.
Countries often fall because the people become corrupt. Governments are frequently/usually corrupt in some manner but so long as the people themselves remain uncorrupted there is hope. I think we’ve passed that point.
I’m not saying that there aren’t millions, tens of millions, even a 100 million good and decent people in this country. I’m saying that they are no longer the majority.
The number of people that seem to feel they are somehow “entitled” to be supported by the government, that would be those that work for a living grows. ObamaPhones, free education, government or institutions should pay for their health care and birth control and abortions. Rent assistance, heat assistance and a host of programs designed to be a helping hand that now is a flood of handouts. Not a citizen? Not a problem. Trillions in debt and still the spending spree goes on. And those who expect this will vote for those that give them what they want.
Nearly everyone, in and out of the media, accepts that Hillary Clinton is corrupt, that she’s dishonest, that she has few accomplishments. But on Tuesday in NY millions voted for her. Why would they do that? Because she and they are Democrats? Not a good enough answer. It seems to say that millions of people are willing to accept corruption in government and they are willing to put it in the White House. People howl about dishonest politicians and then willingly, knowingly vote for them. All the hypocrites aren’t in office.
Then we come to the angry little adolescents who are voting for a whiny vulgarian with no plans, no grasp of the issues, no integrity and the vocabulary of a spoiled brat of 12. But he will Make America Great Again. Are you kidding me? Are you in any way, shape or form willing to trust this country to a slogan on a baseball cap? Are you willing to vote for a man who whines to sit in the Oval Office? Is that what you consider a good leader? Really?
Remember when the slogans were about the “culture of corruption in Washington D.C. and by politicians? Remember when the remarkably dishonest Nancy Pelosi was going to clean that up? Some of us didn’t buy into the idea that a career politician and daughter of a politician was going to be all the quick to clean up corruption. It’ s the breath of life for people like her. She’s a prime example of a government thug dressed fine and speaking out of both sides of her mouth. She, not surprisingly, along with fellow fem fool Barbara Boxer represent the People’s Republican of California.
Most people that didn’t buy into her baloney were Republicans and since they were committed to disagreeing with her on a party line no one paid much attention. Especially not Democrats and certainly not the women that were giddy with delight that this hypocrite was the Speaker of the House. As if corruption and dishonestly couldn’t come clad in expensive skirted suits. Corruption is gender neutral.
I personally am nervous about watching television or going to a movie with my grandchildren. Much of what is common on the screen today, both audio and visual, would not have been considered fit to be seen just 20 years ago. I don’t need to see “love” scenes so realistic that you can smell the sweat. I have a very good imagination and don’t need to see the gymnastics that I personally consider nothing more than soft porn.
Part of the problem, IMHO, is the media. So much of what is wrong in some of our eyes is presented as normal. Those who object are old fuddy-duddies. Decency and morality are so old hat doncha know? In politics and in private lives. In private lives I couldn’t care less. What goes on behind closed doors between consenting adults is none of my business. I don’t know, don’t want to know, and sure as hell don’t want to see.
However when it comes to politics I do want to know. I insist on knowing. I insist that the media, which is more corrupt than what they cover, do their damn job. They are supposed to be the watch dogs for the people not the cheer-leaders for a political party or ideology.
This isn’t my first rant on these subjects and I don’t believe it will be the last. Because some things are just right and some things are just wrong. To me right and wrong has no political party. To me truth and lies are not negotiable. Not now and not ever.
I fundamentally distrust all politicians because we the people force them to lie to us. If they told the complete truth few would vote for them. They couldn’t get elected to a local School Board. Some would lie anyway but not all of them are evil people who like to lie. So they tell people what they want to hear.
Some few are better than others. That’s where I look for who I will support and who will get my vote. And there is no way on the face of the earth that Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will ever get my vote. They just aren’t worthy. They are just wrong.