>The Face of America

Here’s that blog from which I posted an article a few days ago.


It was sent to me by a friend and the article just said what I’ve been saying for a long time. I don’t know much about the blog owners, but the blog really does reflect my anger.

But I’m not just angry. I’m also puzzled and saddened. I don’t understand the people referenced in the blog. The right-wing conservatives, Republicans, Tea-Partiers. I don’t get why they are so filled with hate for the rest of us. I don’t understand how they can reconcile their supposed ‘Christianity’ with their NOT wanting to do unto others, NOT wanting to love their neighbors, NOT wanting to help the less-fortunate. Weren’t these the precepts taught by their ‘religion’? I did not think “Greed is good” or “I’ve got mine, so screw you. And by the way, I’m taking yours for myself, too.” was taken from the Bible. I honestly don’t understand what motivates these people. Have they become so distanced from their own humanity that they actually believe they are doing the right thing?

I am saddened that my country has fallen so far from the ideal I was raised to believe it was. I am saddened that I have no idea what to do about it. Signing petitions, posting about things…all well and good. But does any of it really make any kind of difference? I’m not at all sure it does.

I am ashamed and embarrassed by my country’s leaders. The fact that they are so angry and resentful that an actual black person is president that they can’t get out of their own way fast enough to do as much damage as is possible to the presidency. It disgusts me. I scares me. It makes me so disillusioned with them all. The smug look on John Boehner’s (R-OH)face in the picture makes me sick. He looks like he’s thinking, “F*** you, America”, doesn’t he?

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, I’ve lost all hope.

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