It seems as if I’ve been saying this forever buy here it goes. We get the leaders we deserve. We elected them, supported them with cash and signed on to their nonsense. The next time a Graham or Pelosi displays a lack of integrity look in the mirror. When was the last time you did the same, have you sold out, lied, obfuscated, called in sick to work when you weren’t, told your mother you’d call when you didn’t. Bah you say those are just harmless fibs.
They are symptoms of a greater problem and they go on all the time. Like gateway drugs, or that first drink the little dishonesties lead to the abandonment of principles, integrity and honor. The Grahams of this world do not start at the top deception wise, they too started in their personal lives. I have no hope that any of this will turn around. People will scoff and make fun of the ramblings of a disappointed citizen. All is well in “where ever you live”. (I’d say Zion but we all no that nothing is well there).
But it isn’t, it won’t ever be as long as people continue to live as if they are the only ones on the planet that matter. That their concerns trump everyone else’s concerns. That the common good is only for suckers and honesty is only for losers. Take a look at the drek that has been foisted on us by the entertainment industry. Compare Friends with the Andy Griffith Show, Simpsons with Dick Van Dyke or any number of other comparisons. That my friends is the evidence of our slide from strong to weak, from honesty to dishonesty, from reality to faux reality.
This my friends is the world in which we live. Others countries have sold their souls to the devil as well. There is nothing Great about Great Britain anymore. France is a hollow shell teeming with appeasers and the appeased. The Scandinavian countries are a morass of conflicting social schemes and percolating terrorist malfeasance masquerading as societal inclusiveness. We don’t even want to start with Middle Eastern ( ie Muslim Islamic fundamentalist) countries and cultures. They look you right in the eye and lie to you, because as infidels you are not worthy of the truth. You are only worthy of slavery or death.
I could go on but I’m sure there are many who feel I am being bigoted, racist and unkind. As Joe Friday used to say on Dragnet…….”the facts ma’am just the facts. There are good people in the world. There are however enough bad people to make it nye on impossible to accomplish much good and even that is suspect. What is the overarching agenda, who’s making money and what do they use that money for. Are the financing a war, a criminal empire, a corrupt government or just advancing their own wealth and power?
So the next time someone disappoints you, look in the mirror. Then “bloom where you’re planted” and “lift where you are”. It’s better than the alternative.