There is so much crazy stuff going on in this country, I am rendered speechless (and when is a little old Italian type lady ever rendered speechless?) While all you younger bloggers are suitably outrageous, it occurred to me that the few of us who are a bit more advanced in age suffer to a much greater degree. I'm not downplaying your angst or attempting to make it into a contest, but those of us who are closer to 65 or 70 are able to remember a world that at least had the appearance of sanity.
Oh sure, we had WW II, Korea, and witnessed the civil rights movement up close and personal. But before the 60's hippies hit the scene, for the most part we lived in a world where people shunned divorce, thought babies born out of wedlock were a disgrace, kept their mouths shut about the manner in which they engaged in sex, and vile language and derision by our elected officials was kept in the back room where it belonged. I remember when Lucy and Desi couldn't even be shown on TV in the same bed. I thought my parents were weird because they had a double bed instead of twin beds. In those days, pregnant women had their tummies hidden on TV, whereas today, nursing mothers argue for the right to flop their breasts out in public.
Our "culture" has become course, crude, and just plain ugly. Little girls dress like hookers, grown men go shopping in T-shirts with vulgar statements emblazoned on their sagging chests, women appear in public in pajamas, and our first lady attends a state dinner with her breasts "all squished up" as Glenn Beck so delicately said on his show.
We are fast becoming a nation of weak and vapid people who care more about the biggest loser, when in the real world, we are the biggest loser. We have lost our sense of beauty and graciousness, and we have lost our sense of God. Remember that saying, "God doesn't make junk?" Then tell me why we act like junk?
The socialistic government the "elites" of this country are busy ramming down our throats depends on such ugliness because socialism is ugly. By its nature, socialism must have an enemy. It must pit classes of people against each other. Why else would the president of this country allow a leader of a foreign nation to stand in front of congress and denigrate America? Why else would the socialists in congress stand and applaud this travesty?
It is my opinion, based on watching this administration, that we are being maneuvered into more rash and ugly behavior. It's a short step from shooting someone the finger from a car, or ramming a shopping cart in a store (something I actually had happen at Costco last week), to taking a swing at someone who offends you.
Even Dr. Zero, a voice of reason and calm, sounds a bit peeved in his latest article "The Feral Vanguard."
There is going to be a "new world order", but as I've said before, it will not be what the people in charge are envisioning. This world is too large to control and human nature being what it is, the snakes will soon consume their own tails. But not before causing untold damage and distress. The world I see coming will be a smaller world. We will be reconnected with our neighbor. Barter in the sense of doing for others what they can't do for themselves will return. And there will be a spiritual renewal as we turn to God for the answers that the failed government was unable to provide."Increasing levels of coercion are necessary to expand the socialist system, and keep wealth producers trapped within it. To maintain popular support, the socialist needs voters to stay angry at designated class enemies. The Obama style of total government control over private businesses tends to turn feral with frightening speed, because it attempts to preserve the illusion of private enterprise, even as the “entrepreneurs” are enslaved to the total state."
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