I am tired. Tired of seeing all the bad news about crime. Every day I’m informed about the latest person who was raped, murdered, found dead, gone missing, or abused. Every day I see people calling for the abolition of things that I hold dear. Every time I hear a political news story, I am more stressed at the end of the story than I was before. I think I need a break.
Politically speaking, the country is in bad shape. From my perspective, the lunatics are running the asylum. The majority of Americans are voting for people that do NOT have the best interests of the country in mind. They are voting for people who will give them the most free stuff. This bothers me. I don’t know what the future of our country is, but for the first time in my life I feel like we might not make it. America has been a shining city on a hill for over two hundred years. We’ve stumbled at times, but for the most part we have stood up against the bullies of the world and tried to do what is right. Our country fought against Fascism, Communism, and other -isms that made people less free. But a majority of the citizens in our country have reelected a man into the White House who is a blatant Socialist. These citizens also continue to elect others to Congress who are Socialists.
I don’t understand why this is happening. With the boom of the information age I thought people would be better informed. Unfortunately it seems that people are not better informed, they are just subjected to too much information, so they give up thinking for themselves. We call these people “low information voters.” They don’t understand the issues, and they don’t want to understand the issues. They just want to live their lives, and they will vote for anyone who promises to make their life better. They don’t see how this is going to destroy our country.
And I deal with these people almost every day. I see them on Facebook. I hear them at work. I overhear their conversations in public. I see them on television. And they exhaust me. I am sure there are areas in which I am wrong (and if you can prove it to me I’ll change my view point!), but I know my positions and I stand by them. I don’t know if it’s hopeless for me to continue my attempts to help people understand the reality of the world in which we live, but I feel like I must try. Even as we lose this country to the looters, the moochers, and the thieves, we must continue to fight for what is right. Because if we stop fighting, they win by default. I believe it was Plato who said, “The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” Well, here we are.