After watching the news out of Ukraine and seeing the people fighting and dying for the freedoms we take for granted in Maidan Square I was thinking about where we have been, where we are going and how we have turned into a nation that stands for nothing.
We have allowed the government to take control over our lives and many of us have accepted those facts and choose to do nothing. Obamacare takes over healthcare in this country and what do we do? The NSA spies on Americans, not just Americans but the world and what do we do? The Constitution and the Bill of Rights? What do those sacred documents mean today? The answer to all of the above is nothing. We sit at our TV’s and computers, read and watch stories of true patriots fighting and dying for what we are now throwing away while we see the freedoms many generations of Americans have fought and died for being replaced by something that is nothing better than socialism. Socialism is no longer our enemy, it is the norm in the USA.
Where have all the brave people gone? The real patriots? At one time our country and its people stood for something even if it was wrong but now we stand for nothing.
A little history. I used to be a long haired hippy. I was anti-war (The Vietnam War) and I marched and protested with the best of them. I fell for it lock stock and barrel. Until…
…Until I realized just how wrong I was and how failed I was in believing the crap the liberal anti-war crowd was spouting. Soon after the Vietnam War when Pol Pot and the Kmer Rouge took control of Cambodia and expelled our puppet Lon Nol the reports of what is now called the Killing Fields came out and I was devastated. I couldn’t believe that the all that time I was fighting against the people who were warning us of the spread of communism and people like pol pot. I didn’t believe them. It couldn’t be true or so I was told by my liberal mentors. Well they were right and I was wrong. Millions of Cambodians died and died because I and many others were useful idiots. Then and there I made my mind to never believe anyone, find the facts for yourself and never ever again let people tell you what to believe in. I follow that same principle today out of the guilt of my own previous stupidity.
I often now think back to those heady days of the late 60’s and 70’s and wonder where all the people are that used to stand for something (or thought they did) and where are the protests, where are the demonstrations against our totalitarian government.
If any of you are old enough to remember the Democratic National Convention of 1968 and the Chicago 7 (or 8) who were the alleged organizers of the riots at that convention and the trial of Bobby Seale (he was number 8). Bobby Seale was a Black Panther (no real friends of mine) but what they did to him was still just plain wrong. Wrong whether he was a Black Panther or a Saint. After the judge refused to postpone the trial and allow Mr. Seale’s own attorney to appear and also did not allow him to represent himself Mr. Seale swore at the judge. The judge then gagged him and chained him to a chair in the courtroom. This action was seen around the world and Graham Nash wrote a song about it. A song that rings very true to me even today. Take the time and listen to it. It is not relevant as to the cause and events of today but the words still should ring true to anyone who believes in truth, justice and the American way.
What in the world has happened to us? Do we really stand up for anything today or do we just accept our fate like sheeple being led to the slaughter?
Chicago (We Can Change The World) by Graham Nash
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