Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The "Real" America

I grew up in the 50's, believing in the American Dream of working hard and getting some stuff to show for it and eventually retiring on a pension and social security.

Well, so much for that.

Now I believe:

That both political wings of the same old party that we vote for have edged further and further to the right since I was a child.

That the Republican Party is against education, unless it's to educate their own offspring to handle the wealth that they will inherit.  That the Republican Party is, in fact, against educating the middle and lower classes, in order that they will have legions of underpaid, mindless drones to work in their factories and on their farms. 

That this is the Republican Dream:  to have all the money and to share it with no one.  To keep what's theirs and what's yours too.

This is not the American Dream.  Republicans do not believe in the same America that I believe in.  Republicans do not believe in the America that my dad and his brother and countless other dads and brothers fought for in countless wars.

The current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are not being fought to fight the forces of evil afoot in the world.  They are being fought to further enrich the already Republican rich.

This is America now.  America is a place where a handful of people have it all.  And that same handful people has every intention to keep it all.  And they will do whatever needs to be done in order for that to happen.

I can't believe that it's taken me 63 years to wake up and to see America for what it really is, a semi-noble experiment gone horribly, horribly wrong.

I am no longer buying the bullshit.  Are you still buying the bullshit?