Halftime in America
The 24 hour news cycle is exhausting. Once every year, it has been the practice of American’s to spend a moment in time to revel in the extravaganza of American tradition; The Super Bowl. A 30 second ad went for $3.5 million dollars. The one which made the greatest impact was delivered by none other than Clint Eastwood. It’s what American’s are talking about, and it’s what American’s should be talking about.
This is the ad that gave me pause, the ad that ‘harshed’ my wine buzz. In a world where American’s are the 1%, if we don’t lead through principled values, the 99% will not follow. Although each and every ad was entertaining and /or effective, the image of the GI’s watching this spectacle in Afghanistan flashed in my mind. Fore they are the 1% of Americans whom chooses, through very little choice of their own, to take a principled stand.
The age of the 24 hour news cycle is overwhelming. What we choose to care about takes deep inner soul searching. The powers that be will do everything in their power to manipulate this exploration for sovereign thought. Indeed, it is halftime in America. We still have the right to vote, for those whom express the values most closely associated with our own.
We should treasure those values, we should embrace those values, and we should not take that for granted, the right to express those values. Many of our fellow humans throughout the world are literally fighting for their lives for that very right to express that particular value.
We as American’s are privileged in that respect. If and when we lose sight of that perspective we lose, we lose the essence of what makes us the greatest democracy the world has ever known, and shall ever know. We lose in the only argument democracy has, the will of the people shall stand firm against the will of the powerful.
It is indeed halftime in America.
Both teams are strategizing on how to win the big game. The fact of the matter is you cannot win without a viable plan. I would suggest to you my fellow Americans to take the time to do some deep soul searching regarding this very matter; and if you tend to agree with this message going forward, that sometimes it feels like it’s you and me against the world, I most likely have a tendency to agree.