Wednesday, August 30, 2006


We used to be “…one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Thanks to the evolution and revolution of modern politics in America, we see that, part and parcel, the vestiges of our American way of life are being systematically dismantled, disfigured and denied. No longer are we one nation, thanks to liberal democrats who have so diluted our essence as to cause us to question our very existence. Those same self-proclaimed citizens are making headway in expunging any semblance of the religious foundation on which America was built. Indivisible? Hardly. If you listen to what the liberal democrats have to say, each and every one of us is either left or wrong. Liberties…why, they’re being threatened, trampled or tossed out on a daily, if not hourly, basis in our legislatures from cities all the way to Washington. Justice for all? Not likely, with judges jeopardizing our judicial system shamelessly showcasing purposeful, purely political pontifications. About the only thing left “for all” of us is doubt, despair and disillusion.

Why? The answer to that simple question is so sinister in its simplicity that it boggles the mind when you stop to think about it. In a nutshell, it’s not about what’s best for the American people. It has nothing to do with seeking the logical or ethical course to take to solve our problems. It’s all about winning, taking back control, regaining lost power and prestige. It’s all about blaming, blocking and bashing Republicans from the President on down so as to foment fractious ferver. Truth is not necessarily based on facts, but meticulously manufactured to mesmerize the masses. The American people are innocent victims in this terrible turf tug-o-war.

Once a nation of compromise, contemplation and cooperation, we’ve become a polarized population polluted by propaganda. We’re told how to live, who to believe and what to think. We’re force fed mental fast food that is rotting our brains and wasting our lives. What used to be a shared sentiment of shades of gray has become a blatantly baseless bracketing of everything from civil rights to foreign policy into either black or white, wrong or right, in or out.

I fault liberal democrats for having the unmitigated gall to engage in underhanded, street fighting tactics. And I fault the conservatives and Republicans for letting them get away with it. But even more fundamental than that, I fault myself for getting sucked in to play their foolish game in the first place. We’re not sheep anymore. We’re more educated, more informed and more aware than ever before. But we’re still at the mercy of those we elect. Those “in power” and those fighting tooth and nail to, like the jackals they personify, win for the sole purpose of winning…without a plan, without an agenda, without a clue. And then there’s the concept of fixing things that aren’t broken.

So, that exactly am I trying to say? It’s time to let common sense replace nonsense. It’s either that or we self-implode, making our nation, our people and our way of life vulnerable to those who wish to see us erased from the face of the Earth. Even sadder, if we don’t do something soon, we will eventually end up doing ourselves in and saving our enemies the trouble.

Bury the hatchet. Drop your guns. Work together. For the sake of our ancestors whose wisdom founded the fragile freedoms we enjoy. And for the sake of our future generations who deserve nothing less than the bountiful blessings we behold. And that means everybody—politicians, the media, interest groups, citizens at large. If we are indeed “…one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” let’s start acting like it!!

1 comment:

Lucy said... certainly said a mouthful there!