In my opinion, the world, at least here in the United States went horribly wrong when the news decided to change its format to entertainment. We now no longer know or care about what's happening worldwide. Here in the US the stories that make the top story revolve around reality stars - their sex tapes, their latest affair, pregnancy, or prison sentence. The so-called NEWS shows are nothing more than an advertisement for the network's television shows, the latest movie, album or fad.
Kindness no longer wins the day. The wicked clown and ruthless liar make us laugh, even when it's at the expense of others. The more insane the act, the more hits on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. People are dying to get an extreme selfie or send a text. Self may be key – selfishness – selfie – winning at any cost!
What this has brought us to is an election for President that may end everything we've ever known. Will this be our Waterloo - the destruction of 'Rome' from the inside? We complain about the do-nothing Congress, but keep electing the do nothing congressman; after all, it's not the guy we put in office. It's everyone else. Term limits, please! What I love is the new politician who runs on a platform to limit the terms of our congressmen and then twenty years later is still in office! What happened to term limits? The perks are just too good; only an idiot would give all that up!
We have a man who is the nightmare of nightmares insulting everyone and everything that doesn't agree, kowtow, or isn’t the right color, running for president. The polls say he's winning. How has this happened? Especially in a country with the educational opportunities of America!
Are we a nation of bigots? Oh, yes! We are! But go ahead say it – I'm not a racist! Yes, you are! We all are, in one way or another. In this country, racism comes imprinted on the genes. Some of us try harder, but we all have the affliction – no matter what color we are!
Included in all this insanity is the question, why does the greatest country on earth fail to provide healthcare to its citizens. Why is there so much illiteracy and poverty in America? Moreover, why is there such a lack of religious tolerance?
When did this America happen? Sad to say, when we were busy being entertained!
To that end, I give you these simple words of hope. . .