I have been very successful lately of avoiding any current events and news affecting this country and the world. Why? Because I just got fed up, as we all should be, but ignoring it won’t make it go away.
We all now know that our friends up in New York have decided the U.S economy is no longer worthy of a triple ‘A’ rating, and it’s become very apparent that we’re double dipping in this recession. It was nice to believe things were getting better for a spell; we started spending more, the housing market looked like it might turn a bit, and people came out to look at the sun again.
Then the Tea Party decided that the best thing for this country to do would be continue giving the rich tax cuts, reduce government spending on social programs, continue spending money on National defense, and defend their corporate sponsors with their very last breath. A bit dramatic, but how far from the truth is it?
I can’t lay all the blame on those vocal few court jesters, they’re not the only ones to blame, the rest of Congress allowed themselves to be held hostage, the President signed the budget, and we didn’t march through the streets of D.C. or any other city demanding the Tea Party and their political puppets shut the hell up.
When did we stop defending the unemployed and poor in this country? I’m already aware that we gave up on our children years ago when we decided that we were going to send them to a public school system that abides by a “zero tolerance“ standard that expels and arrests seemingly normal students for writing on the desk or bringing a Lego toy to school.
Reality needs to set in soon for the apathetic in this country; we’re losing a battle to ideologues and corporations and everyone is going to feel the effect before it’s over.
I don’t mind that you’re a Christian Mrs. Bachmann, but that doesn’t mean you need to indoctrinate the rest of the country. That goes for you too Mr. Perry and any other Social Conservative in this country that thinks everyone needs to adhere to your principles for this to be a great Nation.
Mitt Romney wants to treat corporations like they are people too. That’s fine with me, go ahead and tax them the same way you tax the middle class or give the middle class all the tax breaks that the corporations get. Let the average citizen decide who gets put into office just like the corporations do…that’d be a nice change.
Nope, think again, we won’t have any of that; it’s too much to ask to have our country back. We’ve seen the last of “We the People”; it’s no longer in our hands.
I used to think it was obvious that the majority of us would never allow anyone to control our lives. But since we would put people in office that want to enter our bedrooms and tell us to stop doing “that”.
“We the People” prefer putting people in office that would allow a child to starve in the streets before someone else flips the bill for their food or healthcare.
Worse than that, we put people in office that will take all of our hard earned dollars and line the pockets of financial institutes, mortgage companies, and Wall Street executives, before turning it over to the people who need it to keep a roof over the heads of their children.
Well I guess I was wrong in my thinking.
No, since that’s who we want to run this country, it is obvious “We the People” are content with letting the Court Jesters run the kingdom while we all sit back, being content to play the Fool.
On a daily basis I see comments or emails about how spoiled rotten our children’s generation is, and how our generation – played outside, said the Pledge of Allegiance, said prayer in school, got smacked by mom or dad for being bad, never wore helmets while riding a bike, etc…
Those poor spoiled kids; we never got to get arrested for saying “I’m gonna get you if you eat the last of that…” in the school lunch line.
No, those spoiled brats get to explain to the police why they are carrying an aspirin to school.
They get to grow up and enter a workforce that has no bargaining rights for their wages and healthcare. Those little bastards don’t know how good they got it. And we, being so proud of how we grew up in our rough and tough unspoiled way, well we’re the ones who cleared the way for them.
I guess we should tell them to take their helmets off for this next ride. Tell them to take it like us older generations do, because this economy, this country, we’re going to be taking a ride and it’s going to be a rough one for 98% of us, but we can handle it, because we didn’t have cell phones when we were kids, our parents just yelled out the window when dinner was ready.
I don’t feel sorry for me, nope; not at all…I’m one of the lucky ones; I’m not a child.
*** Writers Note: I added a link in the fourth paragraph of this article to a march in D.C in October, I’m going to be there with my kids; I hope to see every one of you there too.