Updated: May 18
America is a huge ship on a vast ocean headed directly for an iceberg, and I don’t think it can make the turn. 60% of Americans still think this country is headed in the wrong direction. Sharply divided by politics, our role as the world’s superpower becomes diminished day by day. It’s sad to think what this nation has become and where it’s headed. Our southern border is being flooded with, well, God knows who. Five million have already entered illegally since Biden took over. We have two political parties that couldn't govern the men’s room at McDonald’s, if there is a men's room at McDonald’s. They put us in debt for 32 trillion dollars and have a spending problem that would rival the Kardashian girls. Inflation has been as high as it's ever been, with no end in sight, and don't get me started on the "woke" crowd. All this, and we have a president roaming the hallways of the White House with little stars circling around his head.
It's very disheartening. Lately, I've been giving a lot of thought to just buying me a little cabin way up in the mountains in the middle of nowhere and just riding out the rest of my years and leaving the flatlands to the wolves. No cell phone, no computer, no TV. If I could just rid myself of those three things, I wouldn’t have to sit by and watch my country be laid to ruin as we helplessly and hopelessly wonder what the hell went wrong. A country that once stood like that shining city on a hill, standing for freedom and values, where anybody could achieve anything they put their minds to. A country of law and order, and we respected that law and order. Where men are men and women are women, and schools taught our children reading, writing, arithmetic, and history as it actually happened, but I’m afraid I can hear the rivets popping and the crunching of steel as we hit that iceberg.
Alexis de Tocqueville was a French political thinker and historian who lived between 1805 and 1859. He wrote in Democracy in America, "I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers—and it was not there." It was not there in her fertile fields and boundless forests. It was not there in her rich mines and her vast world commerce. It was not there in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flaming with righteousness, did I understand the secret of her genius and power. "America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great."
America is sinking.
Written by Walt Ryba December 14, 2022