I have silently watched a number of events unfold over the past few years.
In the face of each milestone, as a society, there is no collective outrage. Have we lost our edge? Is there any full blooded, full throated men and women left in this country? I was shocked that no one attempted to shoot, assault or otherwise seek raw retribution on Madoff. How can this happen? Am I still living in America?
In the America I know, people come out of their homes and fight in the streets. Sometimes we fight each other but most of the time we fight against what we perceive as injustice and institutional tyranny. Now we just tune to our preferred news source, nod our heads and watch another Netflix movie. The people of this country appear weak.
The rest of the world senses that after almost two decades of warfare we are weary and tired. So tired that we don't even fight against obvious and blatant abuses of the very foundations of our democracy. Time to turn the screens off and go kick some politician ass. I don't know about you, but I get sick of watching representatives of every stripe pontificate and repeat talking points without answering a single question of significance. From time to time I see fights in the parliamentary chambers of other countries. I can't help but think 'time for some American citizens to, figuratively if not literally, punch out some of the so called 'representatives' at both the local and national level.
Is our government for sale or is it already bought and paid for by corporate America?
With the entire election system awash in cash, the demonstrated effectiveness of political adds and social media campaigns, one must conclude that the representatives do not respond to the man on the street. There is movement once the suits in the boardrooms make demands and threaten to pull their financial support.
The Angry Man
We all know an angry man. It seems he always speaks with passion even when the words appear