Tuesday, July 04, 2006

230 Years. . .

What A Long Strange Trip It Has Been
by The Old Hippie Because It's Our Nation's Birthday

I really wonder, these days, how much longer, and truly, how much stranger can it get.  Six short years ago most of us would have said, a lot longer and not much stranger - But most of us would have been wrong - "Us" in the sense of all segments and/or sides of the political spectrum, have got to be in some sort of political shell shock about now.

I could be wrong, but I don't believe anyone could have even imagined, much less predicted, the incredible and devastating path our nation has taken.  What amounts to a complete reversal of all aspects of our nation's greatness.  From a nation respected and looked up to, to a nation despised and feared.  From a nation that proudly fought with the rest of the world against tyranny, to a nation that is now correctly viewed as a the tyrannical imperial corporate bully.  From a nation that was a force for good, to a nation of criminal corruption making the whole of the planet a much less safe haven, environmentally, economically, and socially.

I am sure it is possible it could get much worse, and with the corrupted voting machines being used in even more polling places, it most likely will get stranger, but I really don't know just how much longer it will continue to be "allowed" to "stay the course" it/we are currently traveling.

I never thought I would live to see our nation become something other than "American" at its core, especially not this low of the sneeringly arrogant criminal that it has become "in our name" - But it has.  And it's no one's fault, but our own, for "allowing" it to get this bad in the first place.

"Happy" birthday America?  I do not think I'll be doing much "celebrating."  Shame, at this level of reality, is something a bit too hard to ignore, or celebrate.

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Nothing else at this time.


At 7/04/2006 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steppenwolf's Monster comes to mind more and more:

"America! Where are you now?
Don't you care about your sons and daughters?"

Here's an anthem to get out there..

"There's a monster on the loose. It's got our heads into a noose."

At 7/06/2006 7:51 AM, Blogger Sonni AKA Deby said...

My feelings exactly. I said to a co-worker, on the evening of the 4th, as we listened to the booms of the fireworks outside, "what exactly do they think they are celebrating?" Sadly, I doubt that any of them thought about that. They just wanted a chance to drink and party and go oooh, look at that pretty firework. I wonder if there will be another day we'll remember when it becomes clear to all of us that there is nothing to celebrate anymore.


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