I am greatly concerned about the steady erosion of the America I was born into and the polarization of society. I used to think liberals were a healthy balance to our culture and now I see what they have done to America and other cultures throughout the world. I fear we are at the doorstep of another civil war and it will be a repeat of the Weimar Republic where conservative Christian capitalist battled Socialist unionist through the streets of Germany for years.
Friday, July 12, 2013
The New African Dictator
“There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect
even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns
will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used
in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words
offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the
enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly
wrong with this country, isn’t there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance
and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think
and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of
surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.
How did this happen? Who’s to blame? Well certainly there are those more
responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again
truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into
a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t
be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which
conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear
got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to (fill in the blank).
He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in
return was your silent, obedient consent. Fairness, justice, and freedom
are more than words, they are perspectives.”