I have come to believe that venting my "political" frustrations is unlikely to ever produce anything positive. Few listen and most don't want to hear it. It's the old; "If I ignore it... it'll go away" train of thought. Luck with that.
Yeah I know... I KNOW! "Stop being such a downer Cowboy! People want to live in the "Don't Worry ~ Be Happy!" land of Fantasy. Stop raining on their parade."
I don't see myself as being a downer. No more than the weatherman when he says it's gonna rain when you figured to have a pic nic. I ain't telling you to stay home. I only offer the advice to take along a rain coat. Savvy?
People want the horse that never bucks, toast that don't burn, tires that never go flat and the jobs you can't be fired from; Health without end, police that aren't bullies, and security without the cost of personal effort. They want it all, they want it now, and increasingly... They want Freedom... as long as everyone is required to abide by and live within the parameters of their narrow definition of Freedom... and as always, they want the bill for it all ~ Sent to someone else!
As many have said; This country has never been more divided and fractured.
Fred said in a comment "WE THE PEOPLE could do it!" Yes sir, we could; but... the problem remains. To "Do It" ... would require The People to return Voluntarily and of their own accord, to living by a philosophy of Honor and Individual responsibility and accepting of the consequences of that decision.
The difficulty that obstructs that return from occurring is that submission is like a drug.
Once infected with the disease of socialism and costless "entitlement"; once a person has abrogated responsibility for their own welfare and future to the Rulers vague promise of security, sometime in the foggy future; it is a rare thing to see a person step back into being a sovereign Individual. They prefer the land of fantasy, to the hard and stormy reality of Freedom.
Yes ~ We The People could do it ~ but I'm not holding my breath.
The system is imploding. There is nothing I or anyone else can do to change that. Too many people have signed on to the something-for-nothing perverse philosophy of socialism; as well as the deliberately false, never to be realized, promises of security in exchange for The Reality of your liberty.
Those who place the value of their Freedom above Life itself have now been relegated to an anachronistic minority to be ridiculed and marginalized.
The gift of Jefferson, Henry, Franklin and the several hundred thousand Soldiers KIA, and many millions more that suffered and survived... that gave us this place to live in Liberty... has now been surrendered to cowardice and greed. It is now laying in critical condition with a terminal illness... Its end is in sight.
... the illness of complacency, cowardice and "me first" socialism; is and always has been an incurable affliction; with few survivors among those who adopt its cancerous philosophy.
So? What do we do? You rip on things Brian... What's the alternative? What is your solution? What is your answer?
Me? I will, with a sure and certain knowledge of the realities of this world and with the Boss as my ONLY sovereign; Walk in the sun, and ride in the wind... I will pursue the horizon and stand in rain. I will laugh through the tears. I will taste every drop of this life that I can. Cowardly Socialists be damned.
As long as one man refuses to bow to the beast... Liberty survives. They can seize my property. They can take my life... I will Never surrender my Freedom.
I will LIVE until I die.
I hope I will not live Free... alone.
That is my answer.