This year has already been for me personally the most disheartening, divisive, politically-motivated, hate-filled, destructive, and insane year of my lifetime. We have seen complete anarchy in the streets across the nation. Dozens of truly innocent men, women, and children have been killed during violent protests of the murder of a convicted felon. A man who has the kind of heart which would allow him to hold a pistol to the abdomen of a pregnant woman during a home invasion robbery. Yeah, I am serious. Although we have never been more united in a fight for justice at the barbaric murder of George Floyd, we become violently divided over how to do it and what organization represents unity and justice and which is a political pawn to widen the racial divide. It's insane.
We have seen the country divided and entrenched based on nothing more than whether or not we agree how to fight certain social ills our country faces. Even though there is an overwhelming desire to change our police departments to ensure proper techniques are used, everyone is treated fairly, and law is upheld, we go to war with one another. One side wants to go totally radical and demand everyone to fall in line with defunding the police or be called a racist, when a better answer is to more aggressively fund the police to get higher quality officers and better training.
We have recently had Americans, and often those who are not Americans, burning the United States Flag on our soil in a show of dissatisfaction with the system which gives them the right to do so. They do it without fear of being imprisoned or put to death as would happen in much of the world, only because the laws and rights protected under the United States Constitution, and represented by the very flag they burn, allow it. All attempts to criminalize flag burning have failed, to my dissatisfaction and all those who have agreed to give their life in its defense and everything it represents.
The United States of America is the most amazing and beautiful country the world has ever known. Anyone who would look at our history for the positives, would see how much goodness we have contributed to the world, how many of our men and women have sacrificed their very lives on foreign soil in the defense of our allies, and how deep are our pockets and our hearts for the suffering of others. But, what makes America the greatest nation on earth are the people and our "supreme law of the land." The Constitution of the United States gives the power of the nation to The People. It allows for The People to control the government and work together to correct social ills, fix the overreach of government agencies and branches, and change the laws in the most dynamic way of any governing document the world has ever known! No country in the world has had this before us, and has survived so long under it. We are unique, special, and worth saving.
But, it is slipping away. The threat to our nation comes from all sides. The interests of those who have used our system to consolidate wealth and control over the nation, directly effecting the individual rights which are the foundation of our constitution, are taking over or have taken over. Agencies of government have been formed in the interest of the wealthy and contrary to the best interests of the people, and are now so powerful they answer to no one. Wars are fought without the consent or approval of The People in nations most people had never heard of, and have most recently continued for 20-years only to make the military industrial complex richer. Laws have been passed because of corporate and elitist pressure rather than the desire of The People, allowing special interests and lobbies to completely control our Congress.
Another threat which has become more powerful in the past few years are the Leftist and those who support Leftist ideologies including Democratic Socialists. The mainstream media and social media have become so powerful that anything said on them is taken as fact, even when it is absolutely and totally false and disproved. Now, if a bunch of extreme Leftists say something is bad and indicative of the evils of our past, corporations and organizations bend over backwards to kiss their ass. They make changes to things like logos and team names, tear down monuments of people who actually gave their lives to support the same struggle they claim to support. Violent and divisive organizations invent widespread social guilt and have sheep follow them to the slaughter, for things they had absolutely no control or culpability. They are now exerting power and influence over the nation to the point they have usurped the power of our Constitution.
The COVID-19 pandemic, instability of our stock market, an entire nation based on fiat money, as well as the anarchy of the BLM movement and others, have opened the eyes of many to exactly how precarious is our position. To think of total nationwide anarchy and destruction as something only poor foreign nations could suffer or "it won't or can't happen in America" is absurd. We are only a couple of calamities away from total meltdown of what has been built for 244-years.
Many experts are becoming very pessimistic concerning a possible positive outcome and have even mentioned the words civil war. Yes, I am serious! This nation is being destroyed from the inside and is on the path of collapse if something is not done. An incredible nation built on personal liberty, shaped into a nation of equality and justice, given a tool to democratically fix social ills for all, and fought for by millions who have died to protect what has been built. And we are destroying it from THE INSIDE! Not hordes of communists, the reds, the Islamic extremists, foreign socialists, or any of the other threats we have faced. The inside!
Maybe this pandemic thing and the craziness of 2020 has just put us all into an abnormal headspace and things will return to a normal soon. For the nation, I hope and pray so!
God help us!