As part of my daily rituals, I routinely go out and seek other blogs to find out what people are saying. I have been struggling a bit lately with figuring out exactly where I wanted to go with this blog, whether I was going to push Libertarianism, simply give daily reports on current news, or maybe begin writing daily poems dedicated to the trees. I realized that last one might lose me some of my valuable readers, so I ruled it out quickly. But really, how do I want to proceed. I have found one common thread in what I read out there and I think that it may provide me an answer for where I go next….
How many of you have ever watched South Park? There is a scene in the episode from the first season called “Anal Probe”. In the scene Kyle tries to talk nicely to some aliens in order to get them to give back his baby brother. When it doesn’t work he flips out, yelling every profanity that you can think of (all bleeped out of course). I am posting a link to a quick video of this. Please go watch it. It never ceases to make me laugh. It is the first clip in this compilation video. As an added bonus, the second clip shows Cartman under alien control, which reminds me very much of every Obamaphile after they watch their messiah on TV. You can stop watching after the second clip, it takes a total of a minute and adds greatly to the visual of this article:
That profanity filled rant at the aliens is exactly the way that Americans feel towards Washington these days. We have tried to be nice and trust that Washington will do the right things. Now we would yell just like that if given the opportunity. To put it bluntly we are mad as hell. Americans are mad as hell because most of us have tried to play the game the right way, and now we are getting screwed for it. We go to work, pay our bills, raise our children, treat people well, and generally try to contribute to the good of society.
And while we did this, all the politicians on both sides of the aisle in Washington have been doing all the wrong things. They go to work when they feel like it and only for themselves, they don’t pay their bills (or their taxes), they don’t raise their children (but do a grand job of trying to raise ours for us), treat anyone who opposes them like dirt, and generally try to contribute to the downfall of society.
No wonder we’re angry. While most of us were doing the right thing, some others –- foolish homeowners, stupid bankers, house flippers, idiot politicians and more –- were robbing us blind. Now we are supposed to bail them out. To the tune of Trillions so far with no end in sight. Well let me correct that. There is an end in sight… to our savings, our retirements, our jobs, our future, even our children’s future.
And as I said it isn’t one side of the aisle that I am unhappy with. It is both sides, all sides. No one any longer represents me. They only represent their party and the agenda that goes along with it.
Republicans are fed up with their politicians. The party has fallen to wayside of the moral stances that they used to be able to take. They are now taking bribes and moving toward the left. I heard Lindsay Graham, long time Republican Senator say on TV the other day that “nationalization of the banks is what needs to happen”. The party ran the worst campaign in recent memory. They are out of touch with the American people. They left behind many of their members a long time ago.
Democrats are fed up with their politicians. They are liars and users. They cared so little about the economy that they used the nation’s economic “crisis” to sneak in legislation that drastically furthered their agenda. They espouse a socialistic state that most Americans, Democrat or not, cannot stomach. They want to re-write the Constitution to take away guns, manipulate the census to increase control, and raise our children to embrace their beliefs rather than the parent’s.
But mostly EVERYONE is tired of what our government has become. They have bastardized the Constitution by legislating from the bench and claiming government rights through any clause or loophole they can invent. They have made an art of dividing America and playing it against itself so that no organization can occur that might threaten their power. They have laid claim to 80% of the fruits of our labor through income taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, gas taxes, and breathing taxes (and before you laugh at that last one ask yourself what the environmental activists want next? A carbon footprint tax!)
Are you fracking kidding me? The government thinks they should tax my breathing because I contribute to global warming. And the best part is that there are Americans that are buying this shit. “They’re trying to help us”. Bullshit. Dumbasses.
Some Americans have had enough. And that number is growing every day. Conservatives, Liberals, Constitutionalists, Anarchists. No one is happy with government. I haven’t talked to ANYONE in America that think the government can be trusted. I haven’t talked to ANYONE who thinks Washington is honest and looking out for them. Yet I talk to people every day who are willing to go on through their lives with their eyes wide shut pretending that everything is going to be OK. “It takes too much time” or “there is no one I can trust” or “one person has no voice in America”.
Well the time has come for Americans to pull their collective heads out of their asses and get busy. It is time to Cowboy Up America. Talk to your friends, your family, your neighbors. Get them as fired up as you are. Because one voice in America will not be heard in Washington. But millions will resonate and strike fear into their soul. I was recently called a dreamer by a reader and I realized that I do speak in ideals. But dreamers started this country and are responsible for just about every major advancement in our society.
It isn’t a new lightbulb or a new source of renewable energy that must be the product of a dreamer in today’s America. It is the promise of real hope that must be the next invention. Not this fake hope we saw in the last election, based in rhetoric and pretty words. Real hope based in action and determination. Maybe I, as one dreamer cannot get us there. But I am not alone. Every person reading this blog is a dreamer of sorts. You aren’t happy with where we are going and you dream of something better, an America that lives up to the dreams and promises of the original dreamers. And the last time time a group of dreamers got together and plotted a course for a new government that served the people, it resulted in what we now call the American Revolution. Perhaps the time has come for the sequel.