Look in the mirror

peace

We are still giving a lot of thought to the
reason why or country has changed so much. If you
cruise the information highway in search of said
answer you know the results can be confusing.

Putting all that aside and going on just on my gut
feeling I believe the biggest problem is we’ve lost
our moral compass. And we have turned into a
society that doesn’t want to hurt the feelings of
others or be offended themselves.

What is going on now could never have happened 50
years ago. People had an unbreakable belief and our
government could not, and would not, tell them what
to do.

Abortions were illegal, to be a single mother
brought shame to the family unless she was a widow.
Being on welfare wasn’t a career it marked you as
someone who wanted something for nothing. The LGBT
crowd was lurking around somewhere but nobody heard
from them. Guns went everywhere including the
school parking lot yet nobody got shot. Anyone
seeking to change any of these beliefs were quickly
notified the citizens wouldn’t stand for it.

Some would say that made said citizens brave while
others would opine they were racists, homophobes,
and the like. But the truth is they had beliefs
that couldn’t be broken with fancy speeches, public
outcry, and small groups telling them they were
wrong.

The vast majority of Americans were willing to
stand up and say NO! Now we have some who say they
have convictions but say nothing so as not to
offend anyone. But freedom isn’t free and it never
has been. If you don’t believe in anything enough
to fight for it than don’t expect pity when bad
things happen.

We are the problem. Not the politicians we keep
re-electing, not all the talking heads making
noise, not the media. If you want to see the
real source of our problem, look in the mirror.
Comments are always welcome.

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7 Responses to Look in the mirror

  1. Grumpa Joe says:

    I keep asking myself where did I go wrong?

  2. Grumpa Joe says:

    Reblogged this on Grumpa Joe's Place and commented:
    A very astute and insightful essay on why we have become who we are.

  3. Reblogged this on Ricshawn Williams and commented:
    it’s like the words were taken right from my mouth

  4. cruisin2 says:

    ekurie,
    thank you.

    Grumpa Joe,
    we all do. I just think we believed it wouldn’t get as bad as it did.
    Thanks for the reblog.

    ricshawnwilliams,
    thanks for the reblog.

  5. Brittius says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

  6. cruisin2 says:

    Brittius,
    thanks for the reblog.

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