The hard sell is over. We bought into who we want, or at least who we think we want. The good news is that unity is the new buzzword and everyone wants to get along. The bad news is that this newfound togetherness doesn’t mean anything. It is just a prelude to more divisiveness. Our differences are always going to be worth more money than unity.
American Ideals and Values
Social media is a filthy, stinking cesspool. If you spend any time on the big social media sites you will read shocking things, especially when the topic is controversial. Obscenities and insults are the rule. Worthwhile discussion has vanished. Rumors, fake news, and bald-faced lies abound. Sharing and re-sharing turn it all into the truth.
We should worry less about Russia tinkering with election returns and more about how much of our politics is based on “facts” that aren’t true.
America hates losers. Our reputation comes from winning. We give consolation prizes for second best. Cities even throw parades for losing sports teams, but deep down we know what these things are: celebrations of shame. Whether or not the good fight was fought with integrity, a loss makes you a loser.
Losers have integrity, winners get political office
Americans go to incredible lengths to win.
What happened to the future of conservatism? Republicans killed it. Democrats were more than willing to assist. After years of blaming Barack Obama for everything from moral transgressions in his health care bill to handing a nuclear weapon to Iran, the right blew it again and we did it in the worst way imaginable. We set ourselves up to get stomped by another Clinton.
Don’t think for a moment that your life means more to a progressive Democrat than death and taxes. You work. Government takes its cut of every paycheck, the bigger the better. You retire and die. If there is enough money left over your estate gets skimmed. That’s it. We are worth a few bucks for the leftist cause.
When a well-known quarterback whose name doesn’t deserve another mention achieved fame of another sort by refusing to stand for the national anthem, many viewed his behavior as disrespect for America. He taught us an unfortunate lesson: propaganda spreads lies that people believe. In this case it was the same lie that inspires violence against the police.
Nothing is so good that it can’t be corrupted. Democracy is no exception.
Despite poll numbers that show the laughably low regard we have for what politicians say and do, threatening our country is business as usual in Washington. Does our distrust of our elected representatives threaten American democracy? Hardly. It protects the republic. It keeps us on guard.
Have you put your white sheet away yet? If you are a Republican that’s not an easy question to answer. You have been condemned to be a racist and will be part of Hillary’s “radical fringe” no matter what you say, do, or believe. Democrats aren’t wasting time with the truth. They have gotten right to the point and are focusing on one thing: if you don’t agree with what they want and especially if you support Donald Trump, you are a racist.