I keep these written journals in Moleskine notebooks. I have for over a decade now. They mostly contain daily news and events. Some thoughts, but mostly it’s a written account of the happenings of the day with some news headlines thrown in.
The common theme in these is the macro-level, decades long decline of our way of life here in the Once Great Republic. Beginning in about 1989, these pages chronicle my life and the headlines that drove it publicly.
Fun stuff to go back look at – talk about an evolution of thought and philosophy -but also the lack of change in the way one man looks at life and his fellow humans. One tends to be born a certain way, but I digress…
Answer this question: Are you more free today than you were in 1989?
I would venture to guess that 99% of everyone who answers that question would say NO.
So, what are we doing about it? Some things for sure, Appleseed comes immediately to mind, but for the most part, we as Americans have faded into the background noise of Snookie (i syslt had to look this one up), Lady Gaga, Idol, & Dancing with the Stars.
“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” – Wendell Phillips
We got fat and happy and have taken the easy way out. None of this should come as a surprise. If you are reading this, you likely agree with these statements.
The key theme references my last post on 3/24.
America has almost completed the transition from hard to soft. What happens when this is complete and all the sheepdogs have decided to piss on the fire and call it a night? You tell me. I’m interested in the discussion.