I’m excited to finally begin this new platform of expression. Why? Because I have a lot to say about our world and what’s happening in it.
I’m talking about how we live and especially how some people who are our so-called leaders have gone about things in a way that is manipulative and … okay, I’ll just say it: corrupt.
I love life and I love being alive on Planet Earth. I am an American and I believe in the Constitution the way our founding fathers drafted it and made it so that all of us can enjoy our freedom and be able to grow, to prosper, to get along with each other, and to be guided with moral principles and liberty for all.
Lately things have gotten shaky. The strength and vigor of the United States of America has grown weak. As our bureaucratic government has expanded to monstrous proportions and is bloated with power, corruption has infested its core. Most of the citizens have been “dumbed down” through various means, to the point where many of them haven’t a clue that they are being controlled and that their rights are being swept away from beneath them.
My purpose for starting this new blog is to bring to your attention the many injustices and downright lies that are being thrown at us. These are lies that any thinking, intelligent citizen should be able to recognize as B.S. Unfortunately, many in our society have lost the effectiveness of their B.S. monitors. They no longer can tell the difference between the truth and the lies.
Sadly, the mainstream media in this country — with the exception of perhaps one network that attempts to be “fair and balanced” in its reporting — has been infected with O-bama-noma and can no longer be a trusted source of valid information.
I have a confession to make. In 2008 I voted for our current president. For many years before that, I considered myself to be a liberal and, for the most part, I automatically voted Democratic. In 2008 I cast my vote for B. O., even though I didn’t prefer him. Certainly if I had known then what I know now, I would have voted for McCain, whom I actually liked.
But at that time the thought of any Republican in office was a turn-off to me because George W. Bush had been a disappointment in many ways. Today I have to admit that “W” seems like a saint compared to the current leader of our nation, and there are many reasons why I think this way, which I will discuss in future blogs.
I didn’t care enough years ago to be informed. I am not making excuses for myself this late in the game, but I was preoccupied with a terminally ill husband, and a Disney Land mentality in which I believed peace would happen overnight once B. O. became president.
There was so much hype about him being the new hope and great change, and everyone hungered for change and better days ahead after the Bush and Clinton years. No one thought back then that today we would remark that “those were the good old days.”
Never mind that the candidate from Chicago had very little experience, other than “voting present” in the Illinois Legislature. Information that spread across the Internet included a questionable birth certificate (Hawaii? Kenya?), along with Islamic ties. However, these were squashed as rumors in bad taste, not worth looking into because … damn it, it was time we had a black president.
Have we forgotten that B. O. is as white as he is black? Race differences aside, it matters not what color he is. What he is not is a leader. What he is not is truthful.
He has done nothing, from what I can see in the last five years, to improve this nation or the world. Instead, he has and is continuing to run our country into the ground. His actions prove to me that his agenda includes socializing this country by ruining it economically, using class warfare and uncalled-for racial excuses. His goal is to redistribute the wealth by stealing from those who have worked hard to earn it and give it to those who want everything for free without offering anything in return.
I am ashamed, being an intelligent American citizen, the mother of three and a grandmother, to have made the mistake of voting for this man. Once I started paying more attention to current events, I grew increasingly appalled at what is happening to us in this country. And it is affecting the planet.
Those close to me see me as soft-spoken, shy, reclusive and laid back about a lot of things in life. I have always had the philosophy of “live and let live.” Not one to carry a grudge, I am not a vengeful person. When I have been wronged in any way, I might be able to forgive … but I do not forget.
It is because I care that I have started this blog. I care about the human race, about the world we live in, about animals, the environment, our spirituality, and I don’t want to see our civilization destroyed. The path we are on is destructive and could be devastating with our current leadership.
Our Constitution is being desecrated and our rights violated. The future for our children and their children is being robbed from them with increasing taxation and “in your face” laws that try to dictate every facet of our lives and our actions. Soon it will be impossible for any of us to make any choices or decisions about ourselves or our families or our communities. We can’t let this happen.
How can we stop it? What is it going to take to make the pendulum swing in a more balanced fashion? How can we restore our country to the home we remember that is strong, secure, prosperous, respected and morally balanced? Will we ever have peace on Earth?
I think it’s going to take a lot more than we are doing now. People have turned into Sheeple. The bombardment of information and means to communicate it through the technology that exists now is the means by which those in charge are “dumbing us down” so that we no longer care what is on the news. Ignoring the problems will not make them go away. Some may believe meditating and “holding the light” will work miracles. Although I don’t object to these kind of practices and have even participated in them, they are merely “feel good” tools and don’t really fix the problem.
The most important thing you can do is stay informed. Know what is going on, and if you are confused or don’t understand something, tap into that great universe of flowing information — the Internet — and be open to other views before you make up your mind.
It is our responsibility as citizens to understand what is happening in our world and to act accordingly. We have representatives in government who are supposed to listen to us. Write to them or call them. Often they will not listen to their constituents and will advance their own personal agenda, but … when that happens, we have the power as citizens to vote them out of office.
My introductory blog is longer than I want my normal blogs to be. I invite you to come back and read more. My intention is to write three blogs a week. I look forward to your thoughts as well.
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