The Pandemic of American Apathy

I am disappointed.
I am frustrated. I am paranoid.
I am frightened. I am infuriated. I am outraged.
I loathe, despise, resent, abhor; I HATE.
I am seething with all of these emotions like a hurricane swirling over warm, tropical waters.

On November 4, 2008, a coup took place in America. On January 20, 2009, a coup d’e`tat took place in America. And now we wait, for the coup d’ gras to take place in America.

The final, decisive event. The deathblow to America and democracy as we know it. The self-inflicted implosion of everything moral, honorable, ethical, and honest. All Americans are responsible for the anarchy on the horizon. Either through action or inaction, we have created our own downfall.

This did not happen overnight. It was a slow, evolutionary process. It started virtually before the ink was dry on the Bill of Rights. At first, it was driven by one of the most noble of the seven deadly sins: GREED. Like a lion stalking the lamb. Each footstep bringing the lion closer to reaching his goal, but he has to be careful, one wrong move and it was all for naught. Political tyranny is much the same way. This is one of those arrogant statements I despise, but this is a ‘Big Picture’ scenario. Political parties are not the issue, it does not matter what you name them, they are all the same. More importantly, they are all working towards the same goal. They do, however, disagree on how to reach that goal, which is where the party division comes into play. I have oversimplified the motivations and actions here. This is only the basic idea.

So, where is the average America citizen in all of this? More importantly, how could we let this happen? And the toughest question of all, how do we fix it? If it can be fixed at all.

The average American is in a state of suspended animation. They know down deep that something is very wrong. When they are washing dishes, taking a shower, or sitting quietly on the side of the bed, they can FEEL it, like a dark mist surrounding them. I wonder if the Jews had that same cognizance before Hitler took over. Then real life interrupts and your train of thought is lost.

The average American is focused on their own lives, the last text, tweet, or Facebook post on their phones or tablets. Then there are the kids, the dog, the spouse, and whatever drive-thru, fast food restaurant they are going to go pick up dinner at. They are not really paying attention to what is going on in politics. Why bother, politicians are just a bunch of power-hungry crooks. They will have momentary episodes of justified outrage at the latest scandal, but then shrug it off, what more can you expect. They are not expecting nor are they prepared for what the future may hold.

Americans have to put down the damn phone and take stock in what is really happening in our Country. I am not talking about bickering in the ‘comments’ section after a story or post, either. I am talking about reading, researching, and coming to your own conclusions. Do not rely on The Huffington Post or the New York Times, mainstream media will profit highly from a coup d’ gras. Every tyrant has to have a propaganda machine. Americans need to prioritize what is most important. Americans have to actively get involved in government. Voting and having a turnover in the Senate will help, but it won’t solve the problems. America’s real problem is no one gives a damn. ‘Voting is a hassle and won’t change anything.’ Yes, it is a hassle, but it will effect the outcome. It does not have anything to do with parties, it has everything to do with turnover in the legislative branch.
‘I don’t have time or energy or money to get involved.’ If saving this country isn’t a priority, then do not complain when they come for you and your kids and take you to one of the FEMA camps. It would not be the first time that American citizens were held in concentration camps in America. Prior to the 2008 elections, Obama told us, bluntly everything he was going to do and he has done it. He is not a liar, just a psychopath, with very effective handlers. So, America what are you going to do? Vote back in the same Senator for his tenth term? Not vote at all? Actually believe, ‘that it can’t happen here’? Carry on with your life as if nothing is wrong?
There is a word for that behavior, it is APATHY and that is what defines America today.


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