Thursday, June 4, 2009

I'm Tired and Weary

It's my day off. I'm tired...........physically and mentally. And even culturally.

I am tired of what America has become. No longer is there common sense, civility, restraint, or any other virtues. These days, the only thing that seems to matter............the number one "right" in America the right NOT to be offended. Certain people cannot say anything out loud, it seems, for fear of swift retribution. We see it politically, in business, in dealing in everyday life. Certain people cannot express opinions without fear of the "thought police" ruining them.

Now I agree that there are things that are harmful.............using disparaging words about ethnic groups, and such. Even with all the awareness of the last 20 years or so, there is still bullying. It is constantly said that "educating children about bullying being wrong will stop it."


Bullying still exists. Name calling still exists. Hazing still exists.

That's just one example. "Political correctness" is a stench in the nostrils of what America should be about. It is nothing more than the silencing of people who hold moral and conservative views.
What makes me maddest is this: The very same people (who tend to be liberal politically) who preach 'tolerance' and 'acceptance' will vociferously shout you down IF YOU DON'T AGREE WITH THEM. They have no problem loudly and constantly pushing their ideas, opinions, and beliefs, but anyone who disagrees better shut up; they say "don't you push your ideas down my throat.' IT IS THEY WHO ARE PUSHING THEIR IDEAS DOWN MY THROAT, AND I AM SICK OF IT! IF THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO IT, SO DO I!!!!!!!!!

I am tired of media of every sort giving only one side of important issues. Why does this happen?
Because every person only cares about their own agenda. It used to be that reasonable people could come together for the common good. Not any more. The only thing that matters these days is our own agenda. Yes, there are times we have to be concerned about things that matter to us. But must we be SO self-centered that nothing or no one else matters? Is it necessary to hurt others so that we can have what we want?

America is done as a decent, moral, powerful country.

That's my opinion.
What's yours?

Until next time, keep your stick on the ice.


Suzi Rees Walthall said...

Well written, Bob. I wholeheartedly agree with what you had to say!

Anonymous said...

Well said as I 2nd the motion with what you've said. This is still the greatest country on earth but slowly going to shit because of all that you have mentioned and nothing we can do about it.Certain things being shoved down our throats whether it be religion,racism,etc. I don't agree on alot of what is turning out to be a not so free society. Good reading Bob!!!