At least ten lawmakers who voted in favor of the health care bill received threats of death and violence in the wake of the bill’s passing. What the hell is wrong with people in this country?
There was a time when Americans were a united people, and while we may not have always liked what was happening in Washington, we expressed our dissatisfaction by writing Letters to the Editor, through peaceful protest, and at the ballot box.
Not any more. Today the country is so fragmented that if you don’t agree with me, you have to die! That’s not the country that my father and uncles fought to preserve. It’s not the country that my cousins and I served in uniform. Some of the talk I’m hearing these days from people I know and used to respect sounds like it is coming out of Nazi Germany, or from some Muslim fanatic.
What happened to the idea of democracy? What happened to common sense? Are we all fanatics from one side of the Congressional aisle or the other? Is there no middle ground any more?
People, turn off your damned radio and TV and stop listening to the crap put out by pundits from the far right and the far left. Ignore the stupid e-mails that get forwarded making all kinds of outlandish claims. Think for yourselves for a change! You can do it! It’s not all that hard!
There is so much misinformation and pure bullshit floating around that I’d have to laugh, if it wasn’t for the fact that so many idiots are taking it seriously. A few months ago it was predictions of health care death squads. Last night a claim was circulating that the health care bill was passed to provide Viagra to convicted rapists! Does anybody ever actually take even one minute to stop and think about what they read and hear anymore?
Not, these days, we’re too lazy for that. We let others do our thinking for us. We brand a man by his color, by his political party affiliation, and by whether whoever our favorite doomsayer says is acceptable. And if they don’t fit our criteria, if they don’t agree with us, if they have a different viewpoint, we want them dead! Didn’t Hitler try that with his dream of a blue eyed blonde master race? How did that work out?
I’ve always considered myself a patriot, and I’ve been proud to be an American. But right now, I’m ashamed of many of my countrymen!
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