People often times refer to America as being the greatest country in the world. By people, I mean of course, Americans. Now I could spew statistics or rankings all day but when it comes down to it, the problem is simple, it’s the people. The problem with being blindly confident that your country is the best in the world while having no real knowledge of why is that people become arrogant, cocky, and close minded. America is way behind several other countries in education, opportunity, and over all freedom. That’s right, freedom. The word that everyone wants to vomit out anytime they are met with a legitimate question or reason about why America simply isn’t the greatest anymore. Hell, it’s not even that great. America is way up on the list of number of incarcerated citizens per capita, national and person debt, number of obese citizens, and most allowed genetically modified food that has been proven harmful. One of the biggest problems with America is the intent behind which it was founded. People talk about our founding fathers being so great and America in its golden age being so much better than it is now, but was it? Columbus used the guise of religious conversion to gain funding and support on his exploration to this continent. He was told that the first man to physically see the new land would gain a new title and wealth. As it turns out the man who first saw the new land was killed by colobus for “mutiny” so that Columbus himself could gain the title and wealth. There is now documented proof that despite the Native Americans looking up to the explorers, and being very trusting and easily persuaded as a result, Columbus would kill any Native Americans that didn’t simply want to give up everything they owned or work for free. He was unbiased as to whether they were men, women, or children. This is just one example of one of the men who started this country moving. We also have a national holiday for him. That alone says a lot about our society. We came from greed and lack of empathy or concern for human life. Why would it be surprising that we’ve come full circle and have been for decades. Trump and Clinton are wonderful examples of this. They care little to none about anyone who doesn’t directly benefit them. They are consumed with the idea of greed and power and will say and do anything in order to gain more of either. One is a dictator and one is an extortionist. Both are liars and both couldn’t care less about America except how it relates to their title and pockets. Trump has declared bankruptcy several times over, has been sued for defrauding investors, and has almost always attempted to settle out of court to keep the publicity down. He’s said on national television that he’s physically attracted to his daughter, and listening to him speak is like listening to an angry child. Clinton is currently under federal investigation for crimes against this very country. She’s possibly the most bought and paid for presidential candidate there has ever been. Yet these seem to be the two candidates most widely backed by american society. Again, it says a lot about the people here. The people are not a result of poor leadership, the poor leadership being allowed to remain in control are the result of the people. We are a country of greedy, apathetic, falsely confident, prideful, ethnocentric, close minded, uneducated, and simply shit people who are terrified of any form of responsibility for their thoughts, words, or actions. America is full of pathetic children who need to be thrown out into the real world to see how things really work. America is full of politicians who need to be thrown into the sea to understand what being truly powerless feels like. Elections aren’t nearly as big of a deal as the media wants to make them. Elections don’t matter much at all. Things will continue down the same path. The numbers are not in favor of the intelligent, rational, logical, or observant. It is too late for America to come back. There will not be some great awakening or revolution. There will be spiraling into the gutter of the future. I don’t find myself caring about who the next president will be nearly as much things that are happening at a global level. I become agitated when people complain, argue, or bitch about current politics. This is the way things have been since this country started. What is the point of acting surprised or making a big deal out of any of it? Republicans and Democrats are two sides of the same coin. People seem to lack the ability to understand that politics are not personal. I’ve grown weary of the bickering, the complaining, the arguing, all of it. I’ve begun to largely question the intelligence of those who can’t have a difference of opinion with anyone else without making it personal or even understanding what is truly being discussed. Alas, people are people and this country is this country. Nothing has really changed and I’m doubtful it ever will.
Why can’t I sleep at night? Is it because I can’t stop thinking about the terrible injustices being committed each day, you know by society? Or was it one the ones by our government? President? Is it because I know there is so much that happens within the confines of things that are important to me(politics, government, the world in general), that I’ll never know about because the media is paid not to tell me? Is it because I know that these days no matter how smart or capable you are you technically aren’t unless you have papers that say you are? Is it because companies lie to their employees? Is it because seemingly no one is guaranteed anything these days? Yes, I am an analytical over-thinker, but it’s difficult not to be these days. With so much self-seeking in society out there, what is one to do? People have found socially acceptable was to be anti-social. In an age of myspace, facebook, and twitter, isn’t that what we’ve become? With all that in mind all these injustices are starting to make sense. Society is slowly but surely raising a monster and making sure it’s very well fed. The best part is that though this monster is still growing, its mother is already trying to call it a monster. Why, because it’s in the best interest of the mother. By calling it what it is, she can divert the attention of those incapable of objective thought to focus on the issue rather than the cause, but only monsters can give birth to monsters. She’s smart, cunning and well off. She’s a foe to be reckoned with. But I must fight, you must fight. Though, this is not a war that can be fueled with anger and executed with extreme action. This is a war that needs to be fought with facts not ignorance. Carefully thought out and meticulously executed movements wherein she won’t even see it coming. Facts are her worst enemy, why? Because facts kill lies and deceit and that’s exactly what she is. Your part in this war is up to you, but sit back and you will be taken by force, play the victim and you will become the victim, take action using logic, common sense and facts and you will do your part as a key player. I say this not because I want more sleep, but because I care. I care about you, I care about myself, and I care about our children and our children’s children. I simply ask that you not become complacent or ignorant to the world around you. Be an individual, not a sheep. Push forward and don’t look back. Hold yourself and others accountable but most of all sleep well.