thought i would do open threads on fridays- since the cats haven't done anything spectacular in awhile but pester me and nap.
i have been doing much thinking lately about a variety of things- but politics in particular due to the upcoming elections. the 'campaigning' if that is what you can call it- has been negative- and mostly from the right. most folks have been hard pressed to come up with the same type of negativity from the left. now- before you start yelling about unfairness- i did not say that there wasn't ANY from the left- just said harder pressed to find the same type of smarmy, smeary types.
so- that got me thinking about what kind of people we are as americans and why our politicians would think that this is what would move us to vote for them. couple that with various conversations i have been having with some of you bloggers- and i just don't know. i don't know how we are going to fix the mess that we are in- at home and abroad. i don't mean just financially- but our reputation as well. people don't want to be like us anymore. they feel that we are arrogant, bullying, mean spirited and so on- and really- recently what have we done to dispel that? we are a divided people on so many levels it is like humpty dumpty- i don't know if we can be put together again. should we? should we just split up? i can see us in another civil war- right against left. the ideological divide is widening and not enough folks seem to care about it. our country has been taken over by the fringe while the regular folks watch america burn.
why? what has happened to make us so apathetic? why don't we take back our country? we can all see the corruption at the top- and at our own local level- why do we allow it when we wouldn't allow it in our personal lives? are we afraid? or just plain selfish? is it the boomer generation raised in an atmosphere far from want? or folks who have to work 3 and 4 jobs in order to put a roof over their heads? i don't have the answers- just posing the questions. what is it going to take for us to put america back on top? and are we willing to do it?