September21st

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Powerless.

Helpless.

Hopeless?

Those words can’t even BEGIN to describe how I feel right now. Should I be crying? Should I be screaming? Should I just throw my hands up in submission?

The truth is, reading articles on our government and their decisions lately just make me speechless. Literally, I think if someone were here in my room with me, I wouldn’t be able utter a word…which is why I’ve taken it upon myself to type the words and feelings I cannot say aloud.

Actually, I really don’t know if I can even type them. So I’m not going to try till I’m a little more level-headed than I am at the moment.

I will, however, share this with you:

How much longer do you think we can continue inequality and injustice?! How much longer do you think we can keep THIS up?! How much longer can we continue to endorse the massive chasm that divides our party lines before our country implodes on itself?! How much longer can we have people like THIS and THIS gaining momentum and ranking in our country before we see things going to hell in a handbasket?!

I’m not saying I have all the answers…actually, I’m not saying I have any at all!!!!! But SURELY you can’t watch the news in the morning and get a warm and fuzzy feeling about the direction our country is headed. And I’m talkin’ Fox OR CNN, I don’t give a f&#@ what station you watch – they may both report biases beyond belief, but surely there is NO way you can feed into it so much that you believe it’s a good thing.

I’m a social liberal, fiscal conservative. So I’m personally pissed at both sides right now. So don’t think I’m sitting here saying “gah, the Republicans suck” or “the Democrats are gonna ruin our nation,” because I’m not. I’m saying both at the same time, which makes my emotions even harder to handle right now. Because not only do I not have a side – I’ve got two sides working against me.

There. I’m done.

It’s late here. I gotta sleep this off…slaapwel.

– Ross

1 Comment

  • Comment by JAB — September 22, 2010 @ 00:08

    Ross, I hear you. But here’s something to consider: Everywhere I go I run into good people. People who are trying to make their way in the world, just like you and me. They don’t expect handouts, they don’t shrink from working. When they have children, they do their best to educate them and give them a sense of being good citizens. They’re not perfect. Sometimes they cheat on their taxes and their spouses. Sometimes they vote without thinking and take their freedoms for granted. But, at their core, they are good people.

    Some won’t agree with me here, but I see great hope in the Tea Parties. The political elite and the Media would paint anyone with Tea Party sentiments as “racist” or “radical” or . But the reality is that most Tea Partiers are people like I’ve just mentioned, who have been pushed too far. They are united in one belief: The Government has overreached and is no longer functional. Say what you will about Christine O’Donnell and Sarah Palin (and there is a lot to say), but they and the Tea Parties have put the “elite” on notice that they aren’t going to take it anymore.

    I believe/hope/pray that we’re on the cusp of a New Awakening.

    Keep the faith. Humanity is noble as well as nasty.

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