I think I need to take a break from the news.
Every morning I pour a cup of coffee, sit down at my computer and check out the various news websites. This morning I came to the realization that the news headlines are the same old crap - just a different day.
Politically, the left mocks whatever the right is doing and vice versa. The Democrats will never, ever get over the fact that Hillary lost. Donald will continue to Tweet stupid things. And the pundits will continue to pontificate whether they have any actual knowledge or not. Congress continues to fight among themselves like spoiled children. And pass laws that are not helpful but mostly harmful to all but the elite. The Constitution has become an afterthought. The laws of our land seem to be optional.
Around the world sabers continue to be rattled. Threats continue to be made. If we lived in a peaceful world, where would the attention getting soundbites come from. If world leaders didn't have constant turmoil and strife to keep their populations riled up about, someone might actually figure out that these leaders are mostly ego maniacal blowhards who care little about the general population and a lot about money and power.
Here in the States we have gone from the ridiculous to the sublime. Special snowflakes need their safe spaces so they need not hear anything that might upset them. Social Justice Warriors have decided that I need to apologize for being born white. If I were a white male I would be expected to apologize and then fall upon my sword. I am expected to accept every perversion known to man as 'the new normal.' And if I object or openly declare my faith in God, I am racist. Or guilty of 'hate speech.'
College students dictate to school administrators what should be taught in classrooms, none of which prepares students for the real world. And the administrators let them get away with it. Tension between the races is at an all time high. Peaceful demonstrations turn into window breaking, car burning, rock throwing riots. Police are told to stand down and let it happen. Those who are speaking against the thuggery are shouted down or are silenced with just the threat of riots should the speakers exercise their right of free speech.
We have become a lawless nation. People are welcomed into our country who have broken the law just by coming in through the back door. We may be accepting some on humanitarian grounds, but the majority of the illegal aliens are here to do more harm than good. Our taxes pay for their food, housing and medical care and our Vets go without proper care. Some of those crossing our borders have vowed to kill all who do not convert to Islam. Many expect US citizens to accommodate their way of life and their beliefs, but have no intention of accepting ours. And yet many in Congress fight against securing our borders.
Gangs of thugs block our freeways shouting slogans about killing cops, but few arrests are made. A friend who is a retired cop tells me the police have their hands tied by the politicians. I can pretty much guarantee that if I were standing in the middle of a road blocking traffic, I would find myself explaining to a judge why I would do something that stupid. People are being harassed and even assaulted simply because of who they voted for in the last election. Some are being abused just to see how many 'likes' the perpetrators can get on their social media live stream. And some are being hurt just because the thugs think it is funny.
I wish I could change it. I wish I could just wave a magic wand and turn the world, or at least my country, into Mayberry. I know there are still good people here. I know many of them. I read their blogs and their comments. I am proud to be related to some of them. Problem is that the politically correct crowd is larger and stronger and louder and more vicious. It is like Pandora's box has been opened and has released it's demons among us.
I have no earthly idea where it will all end. I am not well versed enough in the scriptures to quote any of God's promises or solutions. And I am not arrogant enough to think I know the mind of God. What I do know is that we as a nation desperately need to get back to the principals of our founding fathers. We need to hold true to our core beliefs without worrying about offending those who have differing opinions. And we need to stand firm against those who seek to destroy us.
That is a pretty tall order. I have no doubt that my parents and grandparents were equal to the task. I wonder if we are.