Is America Doomed?
Forgive the sensationalist title meant to spread great and utter fear. I suppose I've been paying attention to mainstream media for too long. Some of their tactics must be rubbing off and affecting my line of thinking.
So what do you think of America's fate? I don't mean the economy, military, or keeping the border secure. I mean the real country, the American people, you and me. I can't speak for everyone and I'm not mudslinging against my own nation or anyone else's. There's no point in that, it's useless.
I mean no disrespect, but countries themselves are a bit antiquated in today's increasingly smaller world. We used to have to pick up a newspaper to have even the slightest idea of what was going on in the rest of the world. And even then, that was literally yesterday's news ...meaning we were already a day behind. Unless you were an extensive traveler, you really didn't have any idea how the other side of Earth lived. Now there's Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or any other online outlet (including of course HubPages) for anyone to talk to anyone else. There are no limits. The only real differences today from country to country are languages (Google translate?), borders, and the people in charge. I think we're slowly realizing that a little more every day with all the worldwide revolutions going on. It's an exciting time to live, on the verge of the world turning into a more understanding one...even if the transition is a painful and arduous one. But for mankind's collective knowledge and common sense to continue to accelerate, old ideas of nation vs. nation need to fall by the waist-side. We're no longer in tribes huddling around a fire, it isn't necessary anymore. This paragraph sounds like the start of a longer article at a later date...back to my own neck of the woods.
Americans need to wake up. Notice I didn't say America, because each person has to come to this realization on their own. That's why it's taking so long. On Black Friday, there are riots for Xbox 360 games and waffle irons. I've never gone, but I watched a dozen or so videos online highlighting this past years' festivities. We argue and fight constantly over sex, religion, and of course our favorite sports teams. Where is that same passion for what actually affects your everyday life? If the Yankees win, it doesn't change the status quo or what job you have. Humans are capable of amazing and extraordinary feats, but at the same time we are inherently lazy, me included. And what's our excuse? We have the full knowledge of the world and all of history at our fingertips and seem to, at least somewhat, waste it.
If one does a very small amount of objective research, you'll find out that every major media outlet (newspapers, TV, the internet, magazines, etc.) is owned and/or controlled by a person/corporation that's best interest is to keep things exactly the way they are. It's how they got where they are, exploiting the current system. The one we just blindly accept. Each one just caters to one of the two political parties. This isn't Patriots vs. Giants, it's the future of people! It doesn't matter if your team wins when the victor will be beating you over the head with the championship trophy. Each team just does it in a slightly different way.
Most people will admit that all politicians lie, yet vote adamantly for proposed officials based on their campaign promises?! I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me how this makes any sense. When a politician says they're going to change anything, it's a lie, unless of course there's a large amount of money to be made off of it. No matter which side you vote on or follow, take a look at how someone's campaign was financed. Those are who will be controlling what a politician does and votes for while in office. Just look at their voting records. How do we repeatedly get collective amnesia at every election?
I know the President doesn't do nearly as much to change the country as people think , but before you cast a vote for one please ask yourself one question very deeply: Why am I voting for this person, and did I even make this decision myself? If you answer in your mind, honestly, you might be surprised at the answer.This is why we the people have to remind the government they are for the people, by the people. We need to be feared once again by those that make the laws. Get active. Do your own research. Make your own decisions. There's only one thing the current system of government has proven time and time again that they can do well: lie.
I know what you might be thinking, "What should we do then smart guy? If you don't have anything better in mind, what's the point?" You're right, I don't know what to do exactly and will never claim I have all the answers.
But I will leave you with this....You don't have to be holding a soaped-up sponge to realize that something smells like $H!T.
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