There was an interesting thread between one of our beloved and intelligent readers, who’s blog I most certainly recommend to all of you. He goes by Mustang, and writes “Fix Bayonets”. Highly recommend it. The man knows what he talks about! Anyway, he posted on Saturday about how in the world did we get here, and it got me to thinking… how DID we get here?
Think of this for a minute. I don’t care what party you are from or where on the left/right pendulum you are situated, do you think that Dwight D. Eisenhower, or Harry S. Truman would take a look at the stuff going on in our country right now and think all is OK? Would Truman actually say that the buck is stopping with Biden? Or would he say, as Bill Clinton liked to say, “The buck never got here!”
I look at the way our government treats itself, treats the citizens, and treats our non-citizens, and wonder where we took that decided whacked turn off of the golden path of democracy? Would past presidents have gone along with an open border on the south? Would they have welcomed millions of illegals into the country without so much as batting an eyelash? And when they are called on it, they answer that the southern border is “secure”? Who does that?
And I look at the crime. How did we get to a place where five black police officers beat up a guy that ends up dying (he’s also black), and it’s blamed on racism (Thanks, CNN!)? Can someone please tell me what is racist about this incident? Everyone involved was of the same race…I mean, EVERYONE! And how do we get to the point where it’s also blamed on “white supremacy” when no one that was a part of it was white. In fact, the only white people that were involved were the people that actually charged the cops with second degree murder?
How do we get to a point where more emphasis and dollars are given to some crock about climate change, and let the people living on the streets of our cities go hungry, unhoused, uncared for? When did Greta Thunberg become so important that she trumps those millions of people living on our streets? Back in the day, those folks weren’t allowed to live on the streets. They were basically kept in asylums. At least they were until the leftists deemed it “cruel and unusual punishment” that they be kept there against their will. So, they were released, with no where to go, and no one to look out after them. The result is what you see today.
And how do we get to the point where presidents, former presidents, and vice presidents are allowed to take classified and top secret documents with them after they leave office? And the folks in Congress are shaking their heads wondering how it is that the current president was able, as a Senator, to go into a skiff, which is supposed to be secured, and heist a top secret document. Not just one mind you, but several…over a long period of time. What ever happened to that place being secure?
I have often looked around at our mess of a country and realized that we are indeed living in the decline of what can be called the greatest country in the world. No longer are we the best educated. No longer are we the richest. No longer are we the breadbasket of the world. Instead, we’re becoming (if we haven’t already become) second rate. Our students get out of high school with no idea how many states there are. They can’t read at a 12th grade level, and math? Forget about it. If they didn’t have a calculator with them, they couldn’t do simple addition and subtraction. How did they ever get passed from one grade to another? And when did critical race theory replace the three R’s when it comes to education? Who in the world is to blame for that one?
In case you missed it, the answer to that last question is the same for each of the instances above. The left is responsible. And actually, the right is responsible for allowing it to happen because they were afraid of being cancelled, or not being in the “in crowd” or some stupid thing like that. And both sides are guilty as sin. Both needs to be charged with ruining what was the greatest country in the history of the world.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!
6 thoughts on “How Did We Get Here?”
And “Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government…”
Is there another American Revolution waiting in the wings?
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Doubtful…if there was an insurrection, my hunch is you’d have to have the military involved. Otherwise it would end in about 10 minutes.
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First, thank you for your kind endorsement.
Some things remain untouched in America from days gone by, but you’re correct to say that our country today is no longer the America of — well, my birth, for one.
If we’re no longer the world’s bread basket, it’s because we don’t work as hard as we used to. There was a time when pulling our share of the family load came before everything else. Get up at 5 a.m. and milk the cows, have breakfast, go to school, return home mid-afternoon, and continue with the chores. Lights out at 8 p.m. Repeat.
On Sunday, the family went to church. No questions, no arguments. But before church, the cows needed milking and feeding. These are essential values passed down from one generation to the next. No longer.
What happened to us is that parents stopped raising families and became best friends with their offspring. We can attribute every single thing that’s wrong with our country today to lousy parenting — rather than standing up for the things people believe in, they prefer hiding behind a blue bird or a firewall and tweeting anger at people on the other side of town. Some things electronically communicated, if said in person, could end up in one hell of a fistfight. No worry, though — most Americans today are gutless wonders. How does anyone take pride in that?
I have wondered why we continually pursue a double standard. We ignore blacks rampaging through stores stealing everything they can get their hands on but call out the home guard if a predominant number of whites trespass a federal building. Here’s an idea — equal enforcement of the law.
I agree that we have a political problem in our country today, but our biggest problem is that we’ve stopped raising our children to adhere to traditional American values.
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Are we on a mind meld??? I was talking to my wife last night about upcoming topics. I said, “The problem with America isn’t politics…it’s the breakdown of the family. It started with African Americans years ago, and has shifted to pretty much every socio-economic class from there. Today, we are a shell of our former selves because Mom & Dad aren’t good parents any more.” You’re an absolute GENIUS Mustang!!!
You’re correct Lone Cactus that all sides are at fault. I’ve been keeping an eye on some far leftyrhoid sites, watching them blame everything on conservatives, accusing even the obvious problems the far lefties caused on “right wing extremists” allegedly filled with hate. I’m laughing at them for their ridiculous charges they spit out, making fools of themselves.
It’s always good to point out the folly of their ways…keep it up!
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