Our country is suffering the worst energy crisis we have ever experienced, and it is about to destroy us. But nobody seems to realize it, or to care.
I’m not talking about fossil fuels, the artificial supply or lack thereof being manipulated only by price and greed. Nor do I mean solar, nuclear, wind power, or any other form of alternative energy.
I’m talking about the fact that our people are so busy devoting all of their energy to hating whoever is on the other side of every issue, from health care to same sex marriage, to immigration reform and abortion, that nobody has any time to actually accomplish anything.
The liberals see the conservatives as a bunch of narrow minded gun toting rednecks with an “I’ve got mine, so screw you” attitude; while the conservatives are convinced anybody who doesn’t agree completely with their views is a bleeding heart who wants to coddle welfare rats, criminals, and illegal aliens, all at taxpayers’ expense.
We have people claiming that the recession we have been sinking into for years is all the fault of a president who has only been in office for ten months, while ignoring the sins of career politicians who don’t give a damn about the people who voted them into office, only who is going to slip them the next big check for getting some pet project approved or government contract awarded.
We have illegal aliens demanding the same rights as American citizens, and do-gooders who set up storefront legal clinics to help them beat the system. Yet, disabled veterans in Utah are required to provide proof of citizenship to qualify for property tax breaks.
We have people murdering doctors who perform abortions, because they believe life is sacred. We have Christians who supposedly believe in love for all claiming that anyone who loves somebody of the same gender is destined to burn in hell, and denying them the right to live together in a legal union. We have a military doctor killing soldiers on an Army base in the name of Allah, and janitors murdering priests in church rectories.
It’s an oversimplification to say “Why can’t we all just get along?” and yet, the old adage “divide and conquer” comes to mind. I think the great American philosopher Benjamin Franklin said it best, “We must hang together, gentlemen…else, we shall most assuredly hang separately.”
If we could all put our party politics, our prejudices, animosities, and hatreds aside and turn all of that wasted energy toward something positive, just think what we could accomplish. Instead we are so busy trying to deny responsibility and assign blame for the ills of the world that we cannot step back, look at the overall picture, then roll up our sleeves and accomplish something positive for a change.
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