Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Where is America?

I'm pissed off.

I'm pissed off that bankers are running away with millions of dollars while millions go unemployed, hungry, homeless, and uneducated, as money is funneled to fund vacation homes, and millionaire salaries.

I'm pissed off that we are scared, afraid, frightened of our own government to stand up to them a protest against the wrongdoings that are being committed to us.

How much can we take?

As a nation that has been for so long perceived as the promise land of prosperity, what have we let happen to it?

The roads are no longer paved with gold, but instead the hopes and dreams of middle America that have been tossed out the mainstream for profits margins and payouts. 

The backbone that made this country great has grown soft with fear - with fear of the future, with fear of the government, with fear of what this country has become.

Where has all the common sense gone?

It seems like everyone can figure out how to run the government, except those who are in charge.  But wait aren't we, the people in charge? 

I thought so, or at least would like to think so, but the cards are stacked against us, friends. 



Does this look like we are in charge?

Police, the ones who swear to serve and protect us, penning protesters like animals, and then pepper spraying them?

We do not protest because we are afraid too.  We wish to stand up against the government, but can we stand  up to a government that doesn't even uphold the same constitution we are governed under?