Writing my “Retired What Now” blog posts over the last year and a half I have been determined to not get into politics or religion. However, looking at our country today, one has to ask….What’s Happening?
I am not a politician nor am I involved in politics in any way. I’m just an ordinary senior citizen that has been around for a long time and has respected this country for what it is or, at least, what it use to be.
I grew up during the Second World War and my latter elementary school years and high school years were in the 1950’s. As a kid, the 50’s were very peaceful, patriotic, religious and innocent years. There were parades, there were Christmas pageants, we even sang Christmas carols around a Christmas tree in public school, everyone saluted the flag, everyone practiced their own religion, or did not practice if they choose not to, and no one questioned our government’s use of “In God We Trust” on our currency, in our government buildings and in our Pledge of Allegiance. Yeah, the Korean War took place in the early 50’s and discrimination was still a problem, but the Korean War ended in 1953 and from my prospective discrimination was mostly in the Southern States. I lived near an African American section in our town, referred to as “the colored section” in my day. We never though the kids from that section of town were any different than ourselves and many of them were good friends.
Now, look at what’s happening to our country today….
We have one political party that wants to significantly change our country; a country that has been more successful since its formation and any other country in the world. They want open borders, they don’t want to know how many citizens there are in our country, they want to cater to illegal immigrants before their own citizens, they want to spend their time trying to impeach our president instead of governing, they want to divide our people instead of bring them together, they want to call everyone a racist for any position they take and they are pushing us away from capitalism toward socialism in spite of the fact that socialism has never been successful in any country that has tried it; Venezuela bring a recent example. Why is this?
There must be more to this than just one political party. Where’s the money coming from? Are there other countries behind it? How do they stay so organized and together? I wish I knew!
What’s really scary is the apparent support this movement has. We have a younger generation in our country that has been schooled in liberalist for years and thinks socialism is the way we should go. We have a press that with few exceptions supports this party and these socialistic ideas and reports only one side of the story. We have a society that thinks that anything, including lying, is justified if it leads to their desired results. Even big companies, the likes of Apple, Google, Facebook, etc., support these liberal socialistic ideas. Even more scary, it looks like the social media companies are censoring non-liberal content.
All of this is occurring at a time when our country is doing better economically than any other country in the world, when the unemployment rate is at an all-time low, record lows for Blacks and Hispanics and the lowest in decades for women, when we are stronger internationally than we have been in years and when consumer confidence is running at an all time high.
So why does so much of the country support these liberal, socialist ideas? I wish I knew and I wish there was an obvious way to reverse this trend.
I would love to get your comments on this blog post!