A few idle thoughts about the USA.
I’m just wondering, is this still the land of the free and the home of the brave, or is it over? Has decency become a thing of the past, like journalistic integrity?
So many things have been revealed in the last two years. To even speculate takes a measure of grit, and at least an ounce of ingenuity.
I’m being a bit wordy, and dangling on the edge of becoming stale.. so I’ll change the boats direction. Instead of posing more questions which would be my usual course, I’ll just script a possible scenario. You can decide if it feels like a comfortable coat, or instead a musty, old blanket. Cool? Cool.
Sometime in the 60’s/70’s, the bad people took control of the country. The plan was simple, like creepy little fire-ants – invade all the public schools, decompose the culture and infest the various places of political power.
For a brief time, this decay slowed and we were given the 80’s, possibly the single greatest decade in America in over a hundred years… but the fire-ants were waiting, and took it all back. After the 80’s, the decay began anew. The plan was redoubled, and the country began to fall apart much faster this time.
It worked wonderfully. These creatures, these ants of fire could dig into everything, and by the late 90’s most of our culture was either dead or in the process of dying. Music and public schools were among the first to fall, followed quickly by TV (which was cable at this point) and movies.
By the time the internet reared its ugly head, they had won. All that was left was to continue the plan, and settle in for the long screw. It was perfect.
Until the 2016 election. Bam!
That’s why the world seemed to rip apart by the end of 2016. How could this outsider possibly gain control? It was a freaking outrage.
This battle, that had been raging for decades had completely become our norm. We had become numb to it, all of us. But not any more. The monkeys mask fell off, and the media (along with the politicians) were standing there naked. Super ugly sight to behold, believe me.
Now, the media doesn’t even try to hide their bias. The politicians openly call for atrocities, knowing their followers will blindly look the other way or simply not understand what’s at stake. You either believe one side, or the other. Polarized baby.
So… with everything left hanging in the balance, how does the story end? Do the good guys win? Do the bad guys regain control?
That’s my idle thoughts on this fine afternoon.
-I am Crandew