Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Perception of Courageous Conviction

Through the years of this millennium I've heard off and on the question of when? then why? The question of "when" first was raised in response to the locking down of American freedom with the Patriot Act. When will the people rise up and revolt? But that didn't happen, the sides of the aisles all switched and the blame game escalated. Yet the entire group that hated the loss of personal freedom with the Patriot Act, said nothing when the current President signed the continuation of it. And they've said nothing when this current President signed an Executive Order that is just a breath away from Martial Law. I've actually seen anti-Patriot Act Democrats defend President Obama's Executive Order regarding agriculture and food supply to be enforced under "emergency" circumstances, yet to be defined . . . Now, we are at the point of no return and I don't hear "when" any more, just "why." Why do the people just accept this? Bernanke says the consumers are slowing the economic recovery. Rather than fire all the politicians this November, the people are still arguing party. Remember the uproar about virtual strip searching at the air port? Remember the offense taken regarding "pat downs" by TSA? I remember a number of things I heard that the people would never tolerate. I remember how emphatically I heard, we the people just wouldn't put up with such invasiveness, or a number of infringements . . . Well, here we are farther down that road and the ones leaving mainstream are only the minority. For the most part, all the things the people of America would never put up with from their government is exactly what they are putting up with and no one is rebelling or revolting. Frankly, I find that fact, revolting!
We'll sit down, shut up, cave-in, and take it; but just hear our lip-service conviction!
. . . clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit . . . Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. - Jude

Post a Comment

Blog Archive