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We the people…*sigh*

We the People

I must have said this over and over and over and over and over to friends, family members, and coworkers throughout the years: EVERY EMPIRE MUST FALL. The US will have its turn.

But I was scoffed and laughed at and told I was being extreme, and that I  have a highly negative outlook on life.

No I’m not pessimist, I’m a realist. I look at the facts, I look back at history and I make parallels. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to do this.

The US has hit it’s highest point and now is tumbling – nay, crashing down. I wasn’t sure when it would happen or how fast, but knew it would.

How? Look at the facts:

Americans are an apathetic bunch when it comes to politics, especially to voting. The thought is that the presidential election every four years is the most important – and even then millions don’t go out and vote. You know what is more important? Mid-term elections. They form the Senate and House. Congress, in turn, enacts laws and keeps tabs on the president. If you have a Congress that leans one way or other other for the majority of the time spanning decades, they will enact laws that favor their side.

This is what the Republican party has done. From voting rights and laws to education to healthcare (including women’s health). Make no mistake, this country bleeds red and has for a long time. Just look at how many governors are Republican compared to Democrat. Or how many Republican Congress men and women there are compared to Democrats. It took a while, but they got there.

Americans are also apathetic when it comes to foreign policy, even liberals. I fault everyone for this. Just because something is happening overseas, don’t think that one day it won’t come to bite you on your home turf. The refugees that you see streaming out of their countries trying desperately to get to the west and are being treated like nothing short of human garbage – do you know why they’re leaving in the first place? Because the west – and the US is highly complicit – implemented disastrous policies (Iraq war, drone strikes in Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, to name but a few) that have killed thousands if not millions, and sent so many fleeing their home.

No one wants to flee their home or their family unless their life is in danger. NO ONE.

Americans are apathetic when it comes to their leaders. They don’t hold them in check unless it’s something that hits home to them, namely things like women’s reproductive health and LGTBQ rights. While I’m a huge supporter of both, there are other things that have flown under the radar that many never paid attention to. Take Bush and Obama’s expansion of power in the executive branch (read this if you don’t believe me). They’ve laid the groundwork for the current Orange Cheeto and his SS Guard.

I’m glad to see the country has finally woken up and is taking some pretty awesome and fantastic action. But the people can’t quit now, and I’m sorry to say it’s going to be harder than ever to reverse the course the Nationalist Dictator is on right now. Him and his cronies are using the Middle East Dictator’s playbook to get what they want. Make no mistake.

And if you think otherwise? And if you say I am nothing but a pessimist? Well, remember what I said before, every empire must fall. 

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  1. I’m not sure I see it stopping anytime soon. I think, much like you posit that we’ve been due for change for a while and it’s been building, that there is also a groundswell of disgust that has been building for a while and not in favor of either major party but in favor of a whole new way of conducting business politically. My only concern is that it’s going to be violent. Very violent. The minority of those who are actually informed regarding politics are finally being listened to.

    January 31, 2017
    • Marie #

      I think at some point it may turn violent, and for me that is my concern and a fear. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

      January 31, 2017
      • The sucky thing about violence is that, while it does bring more immediate attention to what is happening, the longer term ramifications are far more detrimental to the cause. I agree Richard Spencer needs to be clocked but to actually have it happen on Inauaguration day did nothing to help further the cause of those fighting against his train of thought and action.

        January 31, 2017
        • Marie #

          You know I totally missed the whole punching of Spencer. Probably because there was so much else going on. The outpouring the next day of people on the streets here in DC and elsewhere in the US where there was 0 show of violence was really amazing though. Here’s to hoping a peaceful resistance can be the most powerful.

          February 1, 2017
  2. San #

    Americans truly live in their own bubble until there is something that affects them personally… it is pathetic, because it breeds complacency that is so very, very dangerous in a democracy.
    Sigh.

    February 3, 2017
    • Marie #

      Exactly. *SIGH*

      February 6, 2017

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