Up until now I have used my website for reflections on the writing part of my life and topics that are far more vanilla than abrasive. According to my ‘comments’ page I have one reader who has visited of all my blogs, but rarely if ever, offers any comments. So I am reaching out again to that one anonymous reader, and hopefully a couple more.
I have never wanted to wax political and do so today with reluctance. I am conservative in the sense that I revere the constitution, cross my heart when the anthem is played, and respect the American flag. Years ago I taught Civics and American history in the manner in which I had learned it in college, and experienced it my life as a citizen of this, the greatest nation under God that man had ever created. Now that has all changed. This is no longer the nation I revered. I find the daily news so depressing that I feel that something very evil is happening. I know from history that people like Hitler and Stalin had a simple formula for gaining absolute control of the daily life of their countries. First control the media so that people get a slanted view of what is actually happening, second control what is being taught from elementary school through college. Especially higher education, third undermine religion and Christian beliefs. We are no longer ‘one nation under God with liberty and justice for all’.
I fear that China and its 3 billion people and an expressed desire to control the world is getting closer to their goal — especially as they watch the decline in American ethics and morality. Corporations that have gained great success under our system of capitalism have been politicized and ridden with greed. In that China has the greatest market potential on the globe that’s where U.S. companies want to focus. When the communist party there sees America’s decline (episodes like Afghanistan along with questionable leadership) it has to drool over the opportunities to expand their influence everywhere — how long will Taiwan remain free? South Korea? Other countries that once viewed our country to be the world power won’t feel as secure as they had always been.
Enough. If I’ve offended, please forgive me for sharing my thoughts. But I believe that when people don’t express themselves it is further evidence that our democracy is at risk. And, at the center of all that is wrong with us is that politics in general and politics in specific terms. I believe that our government has become corrupted by power-seeing, by dishonesty, and by it’s desire to control our lives. The pandemic is an example of all of the above. Despite what the media wants us to believe, we are not racist, sexist, homophobic or and other descriptions that are designed to categorize us in order to set us all apart. I’m done . . .