What Fools We Americans Are

 

What fools we Americans are. We claim to have representation at the highest councils of our government. Yet our congresspersons and senators do and vote for what is best for themselves. They represent only their own economic interest. What fools we Americans are.

Elections are coming soon. Again we are asked to vote for the person best suited to represent our views. Yet we all know that the person we elect, regardless of party affiliation, will not represent our views but only the view that best suits their own economic interest. What fools we Americans are.

We claim to have high morals. Yet we support a president and a party that lied to the whole world. A president that took us to war, killing hundreds of innocent men, women and children. A president that ordered the torture of hundreds in the name of freedom. What fools we Americans are.

We pretend to lecture other countries for the error of their ways. We chastise third world countries for allowing corruption within their government yet our representatives cater to the highest bidder. Our representatives sell their loyalty not to us but to those that enrich their bank accounts. What fools we Americans are.

We went to war to liberate a people from a dictator that killed, tortured and imprisoned innocent people. We occupied that country and then did the same thing, all in the name of freedom. We deposed a dictator and helped hang him for war crimes. Then we committed the same exact war crimes, in the name of freedom. What fools we Americans are.

Our representatives that claim to represent us refuse to accept responsibility for the war crimes of this nation. Our elected representatives refuse to indict those that flushed the honor and good will of our nation down the toilet. Who will reach down into the sewer and bring back our standing among the nations of this earth? What fools we Americans are.

Our representatives invest millions into getting elected to represent us. Rank and file members of congress only get paid $169,300.00 per year. Where is the logic in investing millions into getting a job that only pays, in total, for House of Representatives 338,600.00 or for the Senate 1,015,800.00? That translates into a net loss of several millions. Which of us would pay more than a job pays just to get hired? What fools we Americans are.

On November 19, 1863, President Lincoln wrote "... and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.". Today those famous words ring hollow and untrue. The truth is that such a government no longer exists. Sadly, it is a government of the elite, by the rich corporate powers, for the benefit of the elite few. What fools we Americans are.

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Pancho Villa - a bleeding heart liberal Revolutionary.

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Chef Jeff 8 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

Excellent hub!  A few ideas that I would like to add to yours.

Point #1:  Our elected leaders are put into office to represent us.  They are our servants, and that is why it is called Public service, not Self Service.

Point #2: Any time a person neglects his teeth, they'll go away and be replaced with dentures.  In that same light - when a People neglects its government, it, too, will go away, and will be replaced with a dictatorship.

Point #3:  Those wild and crazy people who started the revolution back in the 1770's did not do it for our right to ignore our responsibilities to the nation and the people, and neither did they fight and shed blood for our right to substitute American Idol for actively participating in making sure we hold our elected leaders to a higher justice than the average citizen.

I am heartsick to see just how lazy and introverted we as a People have become.  Our lusts and immediate pleasures mean more to us than making sure we safeguard our nation for our children and their children.

At times I am ashamed.  Other times I am livid with anger.

Maybe we need another revolution of some sort to clear the air and make our great nation live up to its own ideals.  Where are the true Patriots today?  Oh yeah, they're watching TV to forget the responsibilities incumbent upon us all as citizens of the United States.


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bluebird 7 years ago

I am glad there are voices like yours out here because the more information like this being circulated, the better. People need to wake up! I have also written a hub for Americans. I'm very concerned for America and pray people will wake up before it's too late and there's no turning back. God has blessed America. But we have squandered our riches on selfishness and materialism, staring from the top down.


rudad5 5 years ago

i seriously beleive obama just happened to be in the right place at the right time! because nobody wanted another clinton era or bush era to continue so they picked the one who because was black as well was chosen all i see is that it should have been a black politician with more experience! but no one will admit to it! and life goes on.

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