When I was a kid it was true. America was the innovation Capital of the World. We envied everything about them. From their colour TV’S to the fantastic futuristic designs of their automobiles. But there was something else. It was something to do with what we saw as their sense of justice. As far as we were concerned, the USA was where the Good Guys came from. Unfortunately at the time the truth was well hidden and we were very ill-informed about how they treated some of their own (Black) citizens. But hey, now we know the truth. The picture in the attic has finally been unveiled and the reality is a far cry from the America we thought we knew.
Perhaps it’s time for another well-known phrase to come to the fore…
‘The chickens have come home to roost’.
After a number of lifetimes of high-standing (undeserved), America is crumbling before our eyes. America is falling. America is failing.
Slowly but surely, America has begun its slow descent in the eyes of the world. What respect they might have had dissipates as the truth slowly reveals itself to the outside world. America is fat and bloated with nothing to teach the world except the disastrous consequences of total greed and self-hatred. The love of money is all consuming and too fat to get through the eye of the needle It destroys itself from within. Not even recognising its own citizens as valuable it over-values its place in the world with other countries finally asking themselves, ‘do we really need America?’ And horror of horrors, now it has Trump to hasten and accelerate the process.
Trump, a man with an undisputed record of bad tidings as long as your arm. A serial liar, a misogynist, a very dodgy dealer, a failure for all to see with a record of bankruptcies that stretch to the horizon. And America voted him in as their 45th President.
I don’t want to spend time on the man. There are plenty of other folks desperately doing that 24/7 and upping their efforts to rid themselves of the curse as an election looms.
I’m baffled as to what has happened to my American friends.
And find myself asking If there such a thing as Karma?
If I were religious, perhaps I would write, that America is facing The Wrath of God. To the so-called religious right, to the evangelicals perhaps I would say, take another look at the bible but this time look for similarities.
Is it at all possible that there’s a cosmic punishment for those that neglect the poor and the sick?
Has the hatred for fellow human beings that shows itself in the various racist organisations and attitudes that have flourished and prospered in America over many dark years, eventually taken form and descended on the whole country like plague?
Is a country that has money and wealth at its very centre, its heartbeat even, doomed itself?
America is descending into darkness. When America sneezes now, we think it is mostly likely the plague. The very language it communicates with has become crude and base. The Zombification of the USA is no longer a fiction. It is well underway and has been for some time. There is a murderous mood in the air that signifies, change. Something very dark is stirring and whether or nor America survives is down to one thing…an awakening.