Friday, February 03, 2017

There’s a monster on the loose

I’ve made the comment numerous times before about how I always compare the current times to the turbulent 1960’s and how there has been no real comparison of civil unrest, but that is no longer the case.  We are living a time depicted in the words of the Steppenwolf song – Monster and its scary for most of us. What should be exciting and enthusiastic times is now like the whole world is sliding into the abyss.

The liberal-minded people are no longer liberally minded when it comes to being tolerant of anything other than their personal agendas. They are violent and unpredictable and highly intolerant on anything once deemed cautious and conservative.  They have always accused conservatives of being violent gun-toting rednecks and now they are that very genre, except for the guns and I suspect that is what we will face next.

Almost anything conservative is now under attack by them and violently so. This is going on in every civilized major city on earth. The victim mentality is pervasive to the point that they simply feel justified in doing whatever they want including rape, robbery, destruction of personal property and using the F, P, and C words at major televised gatherings. Every stage is now a place where anyone of semi-fame uses it for political tirades.

“The spirit was freedom and justice and its keepers seemed generous and kind. Its leaders were supposed to serve the country, but now they won't pay it no mind. Cause the people grew fat and got lazy. Now their vote is a meaningless joke. They babble about law and order, but it's all just an echo of what they've been told.”

Yea, there’s a monster on the lose and many of us feel like it is going to roil over into total anarchy unless reasoning citizens all over the world want to live like there has been a pandemic that sets us back 200 years. I can easily imagine a world like the one depicted in the Mad Max movies, but do I want to live like that? No electricity, no potable water, no stability and safety, and no food? No and not just no, but heck to the no.

With the way things are going right now, it appears 50% of this nation would rather see the new President fail and the country collapse than make a semblance of working to make it better. I know the people who voted against him won’t think so harshly when they can suddenly go to work because he created job opportunities. It’s hard to speak bad about someone who does good things for you.

“The cities have turned into jungles and corruption is stranglin' the land. The police force is watching the people and the people just can't understand. We don't know how to mind our own business 'cause the whole world's got to be just like us. Now we are fighting a war over there. No matter who's the winner we can't pay the cost.”

Many of the elaborate changes Trump is enacting are either reversals of Obama executive orders, or simply enforcing existing laws, but is it possible people would rather go berserk with rage than do a little fact checking? Talk about fake news. Angry citizens have their heads buried so deeply in their own prejudices that anything can set them off.

The crux of the truth here is that 90% of the earth’s population just wants to live in safety and peace without being overly controlled by any government, but you have religious instigators, actors, athletes, and power-driven politicians who keep everyone stirred up. People just want food and shelter and a sense of hope for the future and all these demonstrations and belly-aching is having the opposite effect they desire. Now there is speculation that Lady Gaga is going to use Super Bowl halftime to project an anti-Trump campaign.

It makes me sick to my stomach and I would feel the same thing if it was Toby Keith or Lee Greenwood going all anti-Obama 4 years ago.  The election is said and done.  Accept it and move on. Wouldn’t it be something if everyone would actually work together to make this country an even better place to live? Whining and crying and beating up people who voted differently than you is not only sad, but it is assault and probably battery.

"America, where are you now? Don't you care about your sons and daughters? Don't you know we need you now? We can't fight alone against the monster."

Quotations are from Steppenwolf’s The Monster.


Anonymous said...

BAM: "People just want food and shelter and a sense of hope for the future" Truer words have not been written.

Anonymous said...

Jan: Yes! I agree with you!

Anonymous said...

DDC: Another fantastic column in The Baytown Sun this morning, Bert. Why can't everyone be perfect, like us?????? (my wife and I are always saying that to each other, jokingly of course).

Anonymous said...

Deb Hearn: This is so hitting on what I have been thinking, just not good at expressing myself like you. Thanks for all you do Bert

Anonymous said...

SB: Good piece Bert.

Anonymous said...

WW: Agree Bert..great spoke truth.

Anonymous said...

Well Bert,
You put the all the right words in all the right places, again!



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