OK, What Now?

tenorSo, just today, and the day’s not over yet, two people asked me in one way or another, “Why don’t YOU do something?”

It was on Facebook and private messaging, so there was no way to actually physically assault anyone.  But I was pretty annoyed, after all I’ve been doing for the past twenty some-odd years, at great, ridiculous cost to my family, my personal life, my finances, and my career…

Yet I do my best to remain hopeful.  I do not like being an “I-told-you-so” curmudgeon, and I desperately hope I’m wrong about what’s in our pretty-near future.  I’m aware that in most ways in most places on this earth, this is a pretty great time to be alive.

I’ve been told, many times, (twice yesterday) that I’m far too gloom&doom, armageddon and destruction, and that I’d be much more effective if I’d somehow adopt the buoyant and bubbly pom-pom persona of a Glee Club Captainette.

Yeah, I suppose so.Testing football helmets, 1912

But…

The Social Security/ Medicare/ FICA cookie jar is getting both robbed of money and stuffed with IOUs, while the GOP-run government keeps spending exactly as if there were no tomorrow.

But there is a tomorrow.
Isn’t there?

At least, I…hope there will be.

We do seem to be at war with a third of the world, spying/haranguing/pointing guns at another third, and getting the rest of the planet hopping mad at us.

PoliticsMonsterAnd yet, with increasing loss of liberties and militarization domestically, increasing instability globally, and wild uncertainty and lawlessness from our politicians, we’re still divided against each other, exactly when we should be uniting against our common foes.

I’m struggling to see any truth in the “4D Chess” covfefe rationalizations.  And it sure does seem like our youth are dead-set on a proven course to destruction.

So, here’s my expression of hope, in the form of a question…
What’s a patriot to do now?

I’m no longer hoping that I, personally, will fly onto the scene with a whistling jetpack and six-guns blazing.Hero

But I’d like to at least help move the OppressoMeter needle toward more Peace, Prosperity, Liberty and Justice for All…instead of what seems to be moving in the opposite direction.
Anybody have any ideas?
I’m all ears.

When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion–when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing–when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors–when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed.” ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Not Listening

 

 

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