When I was a teenager this country was bitterly divided. It kind of made sense in a perverse way. You either believed in the war in Viet Nam or didn’t. Boys had long hair or didn’t. Parents thought one way; their kids another way. Then we found our way back to each other.
For years I could be around rabid Republicans because they had redeeming characteristics. But when President Clinton was being impeached and I demonstrated for the first time in over 20 years, a businessman spit on me.
I began to realize that things were going back to the past and we weren’t going to live in peaceful harmony or detente anymore. I can’t get away from the subject of politics because it seems to invade every area of life these days.
The future no longer belongs to America. We’ve lost any right to hold the title of leader of the free world; we’ve lost so much in the past years. Is the cost worth the price? I don’t think so, but who am I? Just another sitting target for another terrorist attack. Yet my vote doesn’t count. (Sorry can’t get away from that.)
I just heard that the Senate passed a bill allowing 800 billion dollars in future debt. That’s great. Bolster the economy with a house made of ice cream sticks and watch the sticks fall. Give us fifteen more years and we’ll be the biggest third world country.