The last couple of months I’ve struggled a bit to keep my focus on this blog – something obviously not a problem prior to the last election cycle. It is not that there is nothing to share feelings about – I think it has been more I’m not sure where to start. My head spins as I look at what is going on around me – not the world but here in the United States. For any one reading this blog it is obvious I’ve got a bit of anger – most of the time – and anger has fueled much of what I have written. While it isn’t also the most pleasant for those around me, I’ll have to say that anger sits reasonably well with me. I’m not saying it is good but it is an emotion I can deal with. And I don’t see it going away any time soon – not with the direction we seem to be going as a nation. But recently, there is a “buddy” to sit alongside my anger and this emotion is one I have always tried to avoid at all costs. That “buddy” happens to be embarrassment. While there is a lot to be angry about but we have reached a point in this country where we should all be embarrassed. Not only because of the state of our politicians and the mess they have made but also about many of our people. In particular the know-nothings and the loudmouths that continue to say they represent the American public or they are looking out for our country. I’m embarrassed that Ted Cruz (and some others of his ilk) are US senators – but even more embarrassed there are people supporting them – and it’s not because they don’t believe what I believe – I’m used to that and I don’t expect that my views and beliefs work for anyone else. It is because these people are generally not nice people in any sense of the word. They are basically self-centered, don’t care about anyone but themselves, narcissists. They feel better about their state in life by bringing down others. And they are stupid enough to actually believe that Ted Cruz believes in the same things they do and not that he is taking advantage of their ignorance to prop his own interests to the forefront. I’m embarrassed we have congressional leaders that let freshman congressman wield the power to bring our economy to its knees. I’m embarrassed we have become a people who generally don’t care about those that are not so well off and because there are some who take advantage and cheat the system, then everyone in need is bad. I could go on and on.
But today I read something that really encapsulates what we should all be embarrassed about as it speaks volumes of what we have become as a nation. Take a swing over to The Huffington Post – take a read of this article – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/niels-gerson-lohman/us-border-crossing_b_4098130.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular.
For some out there, they will see nothing wrong – it is just the US looking out for our safety and security. I’m embarrassed for you people too.