These are indeed troubling times. But I have been predicting this for many years, as anyone who truly knows me can tell you.
Ronald Reagan was the beginning. Since his reign as president, things have been like a giant shitball rolling downhill! The racism? No, that's been among us since the formation of this country, brought to these shores by the Puritans and their religious fanaticism and progressed from there.
What Ronald Reagan did was start the movement toward pure capitalism by dropping the tax rates on the wealthy from around 70% to 38%, and breaking unions, cutting social safety nets, thereby allowing the amassed fortunes among the few over the many.
We have now reached a point in time where we are destroying ourselves from within, because of greed, hatred and just plain stupidity.
We have militarized our domestic police forces to a point where common citizens bear the brunt of their brutality and get away with it with no sanctions! I'm not saying all forces are this way but most big cities have adopted these policies Small town cops know their people and for the most part respect them. It goes both ways.
OK, so 57 members of the elite force in Buffalo resigned. BIG DEAL! They resigned because the 2 who shoved a 75 year old man and caused a serious head injury were suspended! That is where we are today! They are still on the Buffalo police force.
The Gestapo is in place and being mobilized as we speak!
I've said before, trump is a ticking time bomb very close to detonation and when it goes off, which it will, no one will be safe.
The entire Republican Senate had the opportunity to stop this madness but shirked their responsibility as a control on a White House administration out of control. We could have saved countless lives and countless tragedies if they had only lived up to their oath to the constitution. But they didn't, and this is where we are today.
You as American citizens are basically on your own from this moment forward. Some of us, having been able to see the coming apocalypse, are well prepared. Being in the country away from large cities, military targets, being able to produce our own food, we're going to be affected but not as severely as big cities. When the food chain breaks down or the financial system collapses, you're on your own. And films like "The Day After Tomorrow" will become a reality!
And don't forget, we are still in the middle of a world-wide deadly pandemic! Just because it has dropped from the news cycle because of the protesting does not mean it has simply gone away. We are still losing 1,000 or more a day, which doesn't seem too bad to some, but if you are family to one of those victims , it means a great deal
Like it or not, believe it or not, we are in a civil war for the heart of this country and what it has stood for for 244 years! We must all somehow learn to put aside our differences and fight for our liberty against the tyranny of our own government. THIS is what the second amendment rights are supposed to be for and yet those same rights are being used AGAINST THE PEOPLE by 2nd amendment devotees, not a tyrannical government. So don't hand me your 2nd amendment bullshit any longer, because that is what it is unless you use it in the proper way.
I AM TIRED!
I am tired of hate!
I am tired of ignorance and stupidity!
I am tired of awakening each morning wondering will the world survive today!
I am tired of feeling helpless against what is around the corner tomorrow!
I am tired of the brutality of our supposed protectors!
I am tired of the complacency and complicity of government officials!
I AM JUST PLAIN TIRED!
I grew up in the 50's and 60's, when life was peaceful. where hate existed but was kept hidden. I learned from a young age that we must look out for one another. That time no longer exists and I miss it!
I know you will all find your own way, whether it be kindness or brutality, it is your choice. I hope you make the right one!
May peace be within you!