The Divided States Of America

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Before I get started I just want to say sorry about being gone for so long, I’m on vacation (more on that in the next post), and I just haven’t found the time or motivation to get on here.

Now, where do I begin?

Are we really there? Are we finally so divided that states are gonna start to secede? Have are differences finally out weighed our likenesses?

Of course not.

I find it hard to believe that half of America is racist and can give 2 shits about the rest of the world or it’s future (by the way, the future is very close now, more on that in a FUTURE post). Maybe a 3rd, but not half.

We have people so wrapped up in themselves they don’t see our common goals any more.

Since when did caring for the earth or wanting to make it a better place to live become  such a dividing issue?

When I was a kid (a long, long, time ago) talk of new energy sources and ideas was the future that we were aiming for, now it’s liberal fake news?!?

Most of you know where I stand, we have sides that want to go at each other, no one wants to be the bigger one and stop the fight and get shit done (the fight is addictive and a win is why we breath).

The word compromise is obsolete.

I’m no liberal, no snowflake, but I see that things are not just stalling but declining… going backwards (Didn’t I warn about this in the red & black all those years ago?).

I have lots of conservative beliefs, but you know I am not a nationalist acting like entitled spoiled brats because you finally have someone in charge sticking it to those people you don’t like.

People going at each other because they are different never realizing they are sacrificing what makes us all the same.

Nothing really new there, it just seems to have hit a breaking point. Like the dam is ready to bust!

We can blame the internet, the President, or as I do, blame it all on George mother fuckin’ Zimmerman.

Truth is, we are all to blame.  Again nothing new there.

Oh hell, I don’t want to drag everyone’s 4th of July down. So I’m not gonna go into all this shit that we already know.

I’m not gonna get into President Trump’s surprise birthday party for America that is only going to further divide us. But there is a lot to unpack there.

No, I’m gonna stop short, because America is where I was born and it is where I will die. Today is a celebration of why I feel the way I do, our freedom.  In fact it is our freedom that allows us to get so separated. Fucked up huh? We get so lost in our fight for freedom that we threaten to lose the freedom we fight for. I think it’s more individual freedom that we really are getting into brawls about lately. Individual freedom is a much different beast then a blanket of freedom for all. Freedoms divided and ready to go at each other.

Sorry, I said I wasn’t gonna do that.

I will leave the subject with an uplifting speech (no really, no sarcasm there). Just in case I actually have any young people out there who read here (I doubt it, but anything is possible) I will leave with this (Remember this is just for the young ones out there):

Young people, freedom is not to be taken for granted, it is yours, USE IT! Let the dinosaurs (something sadly I, myself, have even seem to become) know that you are looking to be living in the future, not the past, not the present, THE FUTURE! This world may have belonged to the dinosaurs in the past… and they are still clinging to it with dying hands in the present, but there is no place for the dinosaur in the future. That is your world. Get up off your ass and take it!

God bless the youth,

and God Bless America!

There, how was that for an uplifting, inspirational, Fourth of July speech? Much better then discussing the clash of “How much is this going to cost the tax payers?” with “Shut up, I want to see a tank”, right?

Alright, enough already. Go enjoy your freedom! I gotta get going. You know how I love the holidays.  And unlike what Fluke said way back when I first started this blog, I am very patriotic, I’m celebrating 4th of July like all true patriots, Bar b q, fireworks, and season 3 of Stranger Things.

Happy 4th of July!