What is honesty? What is truth? Are we supposed to stay silent when we see wrongs worsening and people ignoring all of them while they sit and watch TV? It frightens me that Americans (that is an old fashioned word, I guess) are so caught up in their comforts or lack of comforts if they are in financial trouble, that they do not notice that they are losing their freedom. Television is a drug taken by the vast majority of the nation daily and nightly. ?At the same time they are medicated with sugar or artificial sweeteners which are worse than sugar. Often they are on medications to alleviate symptoms, but not cure diseases that were never heard of even 50 years ago. These people complain about not having free health care and say it is a “right”. ?Yet they are doing everything possible to make their own health and that of their children fail. They put up with an extraordinary amount of government interference and call it “protection”. Sort of like being taken care of by the “mob”, I suppose.
No one says a word against this except for some very outspoken “right wing” extremists. ?Therefore many people do not listen. Well I am NOT a right wing extremist. I fear extremism of any sort. ?But I am here to tell you that we are in serious trouble in this country, the great United States. Our ancestors would be shocked at our indolence. They would be appalled by the waste of resources and over use of luxuries that would seem to them impossible. We all live better than the richest king in ancient times, or even mid-evil times, or even 100 years ago. We possess devices that make our lives so easy and connected that it would be incomprehensible to our ancestors. We take electricity for granted and drive cars or fly in planes covering distances in hours that would have taken a covered wagon months to travel. We have closets overflowing with clothes, yet we are dissatisfied and buy new ones all the time. We dye our hair colors that it was never intended to be. (Don’t think I am a prude, I have even considered a couple of turquoise streaks for myself)
But the point I am trying to make is that it seems as if people are blind to their extensive gifts. They are grasping for more and complaining about what they don’t have, but they have so much and such incredible things that it boggles the mind. They are used to all of this. They completely miss the magic of color TV and demand high def. They cannot comprehend not having phones at their fingertips and want newer ones with better cameras and more “features”. ?FEATURES? Phones with features are so unimportant compared to what is happening to their bodies as they eat fast food (and they eat it fast, never savoring or truly enjoying it as they chew) All these “things” that people pile up in their homes or cars or offices mean little if their owners are slaves. And we are becoming slaves. Slaves to “political correctness”, slaves to the FDA, AMA, the pharmaceutical companies, the insurance companies, the tax system of the United States which criminalizes everyone by making them shave a little off here or there to save a few dollars. We are no longer private citizens when our medical records, our tax records, our telephone logs and even conversations unwittingly taped are available to the “law” whatever that is. Every word we write online is still floating around out there forever (it seems) and can be “searched” if you have powerful enough equipment or a great enough knowledge and even if you don’t Google often comes up with things better left unnoticed. I want to make people THINK about what they are giving up. Would you fight to keep your freedom? I wonder.
The truth is that most people are too comfortable to bother. That is my honest opinion. So we are in grave danger of losing it.

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