I am an American. I was born in America. My family are Americans. We plied the trails of America as Colonists. We shed our blood and gave the lives of our loved ones to fight for the freedom and very existence of this country in the Revolution. We’ve offered our services and skills as a family and as individuals in every war and peacetime effort America has fought to insure peace and freedom in the World and for our Nation. We belong here and it is part of the fabric that has created who we are and what we can do as human beings.
And today, we die and are hindered from adding any real contribution to our time by economic wars that America has lost. We are the victims of Wall Street’s gambling debts and unethical practices. We are being trampled under their feet as they destroy America’s companies where we would have worked and prospered. We have been made homeless and hungry and desperate by the lack of employment or any decent, living wage. Our politicians of all sorts have allowed wolves to pillage our nation, destroy its economy and run us out of our own homes by trickery and deceit. And, our American dollars seem no more than scrap paper to try and buy food, or shelter, or the most basic of things in life.
My family going back generations have lived, fought, breathed and honored the freedom of this country. It is with great sadness that I see, that we and our ideas have become no more than a sentiment and no longer a greater truth.
It will not have been the economic wars and our losses that deal the final blow to America’s greatness. It will be apathy and the jaded cynicism of powerful Americans blinded by self-interest, division, divisiveness, derision for the nation we cherish and absolute unconscionable greed for power that dissolves its existence. And, they are doing that now – again today. It is wrong. They can’t even replace one iota of what they are destroying and really don’t care. What a real tragedy.
Deep into the far reaches of our nation’s past, there was a dream – a real dream of hope that was worth fighting for – and now, for no other reason than the selfishness of power – it will be undermined for future generations. What can stop this aberration of a few that are choosing to destroy America?