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What Is Wrong with Our Country Today?
When I came up with the title for this piece, it actually came to me while glancing through social networks that I belong to: You know the ones, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube. I couldn't help to start realizing that what they all seem to have in common is drama. Not to much on you tube but Facebook would be the leader with twitter right behind. 3/4 of the posts I have read just today were about race issues, Obama issues, flag issues and on and on. What I never read in any comments on these posts are reasonable suggestions of how to help change things. Just the same like and then either a thumbs up or a Lol.
I have to admit that it is hard to try and get any momentum going on a topic that I care about. Not when Facebook is plastered with Donald Trump and his stupidity. Let's be real here, can you honestly imagine this clown being a true leader for our country? I hope you don't answer yes. If you did say yes then after this Hub is published and you happen to come across it in say 2018 remember these words that I have just written: Trump will have this country in a war within a year of his presidency. Now before all you hardliners and democrats get on me I am just writing out loud. I am a republican and right now I know who I would vote for but that is not what is at issue here.
The issue is how do we take social media and turn it around and use it for good? To find a way to invite candidates onto a group page to discuss what is on our minds. The economy, race relations, welfare reform, bringing discipline back into schools, gun control that actually works. This list could go on for pages if I wanted it to. One thing I truly believe is that God is giving us all the signs that he is coming soon. Don't believe me? Read the bible and while you read imagine it is about our current world. If you truly study the word of God you will find out what I am writing here is true.
OK, enough about religion. Back to social media. It has allowed cowardly youth to cyber bully someone, post terrible things written about someone, bring the weak to become followers of them. Why do we let this go on? I have written Facebook on several occasions about some of the posts that I have seen. I never receive a reply, I just have to hope that someone read them.
We are all followers.
It is true. We are all followers. Some of us will take a stand and speak our mind but most people just want to be sure that they do not hurt anyone's feelings. News flash. Who cares if you hurt someones feelings. That is another problem with this country, we are like ducks just following along minding our own business. In the meantime, we have medicare denying tests that need to be done for people with life threatening illness, protesters in Ferguson who did not even know the victim. They just want to be a part of the crowd. To feel like they belong. Guess what? you do not belong in that protest. If you want to do any good learn what you can do to change the problem not to just be seen. Wake up people. We are followers. That has got to stop. We have to learn to be individual leaders in our communities. Research what the main problems are then find an answer and take that to the officials. If they deny seeing you don't just walk away, stand up for yourself and demand to be heard in a civil manner.
Poll for Social Media.
Does social media hurt or help our country?
Overall state of our country
I feel strongly that the overall state of our country is that we are in trouble and there is a solution but it is years away. Government is the biggest problem right now. The right hand has no idea what the left hand is doing. I mean come on, we had the first republican debate and it was nothing but a circus. Only one person stood out to me and he did not even get an opportunity to speak much. How in the world can anyone even think that was a debate. It was just Donald Trump shooting off his mouth, bragging about all his money. Here is an idea Trump. Why don't you contribute the majority of your wealth to the economy?
Now I am not naive and I know that would never happen. Besides, somehow the current government would somehow screw it up. So what is the answer. I sure do not have a clue. All I can say is that we better start getting right with the man.
With that I will close this topic and leave you a quote that I love: "Look a man in the eye and say what you really think, don't just smile at him and say what you're supposed to think." Unknown.
May God bless us all and be with us always.