I’m sitting here, scrolling Facebook, and have come to the realization that my fellow Americans need a serious wake-up call.
The posts I see as I scroll:
From China’s inhabitants –> cute pandas, baby owls, ducklings, and other animals; how they educate their kids, the schools that promote and encourage learning, no problems with discipline; videos that promote helping their fellow man, not treating them like they are diseases that should be cut out and killed.
From England’s residents –> books and movie reviews, food reviews and funny as hell commercials banned from TV here in the US.
From Iceland –> positive traditions such as exchanging books on Christmas eve.
From Australia –> post of genuine confusion regarding the US and what’s happening here
From Canada –> a funny, but real, video of their Parliament discussing the zombie apocalypse (that one was old, but cute!)
From U.S. inhabitants –> shootings; cops beating/killing people; violence; religion bashing; and generally a fuck-ton of hate.
Anyone else seeing the problem here? So many Americans saying “what happened to America?”
I saw a meme today, something along the lines of “Back in my day we had a gun rack with guns in our trucks in the school parking lot and no school shootings. What changed?” I’ll tell you what changed, my fellow Americans: There is a serious lack of discipline regarding the younger generations. Parents baby their children and do not make them take responsibility for their choices and actions. Parents are not teaching their children good morals, or the difference between right and wrong.
The government has taken control of the people, not the people being in control of our government, as it was supposed to be the last 243 years. Parents have become too afraid to RAISE their children, disciplining them when they do wrong; afraid that Child Services will come in and take their children away for “child abuse”. Children are growing up with hate in their hearts instead of healthy respect for other people, or for themselves. Kids being raised to blame everyone else, including people and things that have no baring on the situation, for their problems, instead of getting off their ass to do something about it and make their situation better. Kids expecting other people to give them hand-outs, to give them everything in life instead of kids having to work their asses off to get what they want.
America, wake the fuck up. You sit and ask, “What changed?” You did, when you got lazy and expected others to do what you should have been doing. “What changed?” You did, when you let the government decide what was best for you instead of you deciding. “What changed?” You did, when you allowed corrupt politicians to stay in office, re-electing them, instead of putting your foot down and saying, “NO MORE!” The people voted to have term limits for the president, the senators and congress should have term limits as well. “What changed?” You did, when you stopped having pride in a job well done, by your own hands. “What changed?” You did, when you allowed the media to have such control over your lives, believing everything they report to be a statement of fact rather than investigate things for yourself; when you allowed them to continually report lies instead of the truth; when you continually allow them to report all the crap and so very rarely report the good things that happen because of ‘ratings’. “What changed?” You did, when you stopped thinking for yourselves and allowed the government and the media to tell you what to think.
There is a post on my Facebook thread, from Daily Mentions, labeled “This is the best and smartest gun argument I’ve heard yet.” And it is. Mr. Bill Whittle nails the problem on the head. Watch it. LISTEN to what he has to say. Quote:
The second amendment of the constitution is not there to protect us from criminals, and the people calling for gun control know this. That’s why they want gun control instead of crime control. That’s why they want laws that at the stroke of a pen turn law abiding citizens into criminals. The second amendment is there to protect the American people from tyranny. The second amendment is there to protect the American people from politicians. The second amendment is there to protect the American people from us.