I read some articles on the Web sometimes about elements of The History of The United States and I have often thought, “Gee, I think I could write an article like that too if I wanted to!” —– Well, I want to and so here goes:
First of all, let me state categorically that I believe that nobody writes anything without adding their own biases and prejudicial observations to the mix. People might write stuff and claim it to be 100% factual but I have often observed that when they do and say things like that, what they are really saying is “One Hundred Percent factual “According to their own beliefs, prejudices, biases and agendas.” —- Therefore, folks, I don’t believe that it is possible today to read anything historical and get the actual facts about what is being written about. — Let me demonstrate:
You often hear about The American Civil War. Oh yes, there are thousands and thousands of stories about The Civil War!
According to some accounts, the Civil War began when Seven slave-holding states in the American South (The Antebellum South) (The “Gentleman’s’ Code Of Social Honor” South; the “Gone With The Wind” kind of South — I am sure you get the picture! — The war is said to have had its foundations laid when those Seven slave-holding, slave-owning states rebelled and created what we now like to call “The Confederacy” or (More accurately) “The Confederate States of America.
This kind of reminds me of the days when Sarah Palin and John McCain were campaigning for the Presidency of The United States and I heard the description of a divided nation divided into “Red States” and “Blue States.”
I have always thought that the creation of the concept of divided America being cut into a neat couple of packages called “Red States” and “Blue States” was, more or less, because of a rebellion in the ranks of democrats (more like communists today than anything else in my book) and was conveniently picked up by the Republican side for the sake of campaigning and talking about uniting the country again …. something that never happened at that juncture and something that (In my opinion) will never happen unless and until some nasty all-compassing tragedy strikes the nation and the peons in the streets stop their petty bickering and get scared enough to come together again …. something like they did when they thought the Germans and the Japanese were going to invade America and enslave us all back in the period 1941-45.
Ever since I heard the words, “Red States” and “Blue States” it is almost as if we were already in another “Civil War” but this time it is more a war of conflicting words and ideologies and sneaky, underhanded tricks from both sides of the aisle than it is an actual shooting war —- although with the unrestrained proliferation of guns in this country and the apparent disregard by some nut cases for the quality of human life, it might come to that again if somebody in power is not awfully damned careful.
The “War” that is going on between the “Blue States” and the “Red States” today is not burning cities to the ground (The Western wildfires are doing a good enough job of that already) but, like the War in 1861-65, it will lead to the impoverishment of the nation through unrestricted left-wing political manipulating and social engineering and it will lead to the abolition of a significant portions of Americans’ freedoms through over-regulation and a more prolific and overbearing and over-reaching left-leaning democrat bent toward socialism — all in the name of “What is best for America” if the worshippers of Goebbels on the left and the electorate aren’t damned careful to protect what they love about America.
I believe America has already crossed the Rubicon on a number of issues that are desperately needed to hold the fabric of the nation together and I think we are already badly damaged as a country and if there is to be any kind of modern-day reconstruction effort, it is going to take generations before any real beneficial and positive results will be seen and that won’t happen if the government is successful in getting massive amounts of the general population strung out on legal marijuana and whatever …. which is apparently what somebody “Up There Somewhere” is trying to get done.
I can’t believe there are people out there who are actually advocating for voting rights for illegal immigrants residing in the country without any legal permission to be here, but I am hearing rumors and reports that a lot of that is already going on because of forged documents and what have you. —– I am pretty certain that part of the reason the socialistic democrats are so interested in protecting the “Rights” of migrants and illegal immigrants is that they see the swelling inundation of our country by such people as those as their sure road to permanent power over the government sooner or later.
But then again, I have often said that America has become too big and too diverse to be governed with any sense or reason under the present set-up in Washington and that is why it has always been my contention that the Office of The Presidency needs to be changed from a single individual at the helm to a committee of at least Three or more individuals who would act as a Three-Headed Presidency and nothing can be done legally unless all Three agree.
I also believe that we need to dump the Electoral College crap and set the election process up as a true referendum so that everybody qualified to vote in the elections can have their voices heard directly. It would cause a lot more ballots to be case, but I think it would be a more accurate representation of the will of the majority and I think that the idea of “The Will of The Majority” is what the founders had in mind anyway.
But none of this is ever going to happen unless and until we can find a way to stop all the massive spending on elections with moneys from people and places that don’t even have to be revealed under the unfortunate “Citizens United” fiasco of a few years ago. There ought to be a massive “Election Fund” financed by the taxpayers from which every candidate who can past a mental test for stability can draw for their campaign finances and every candidate would receive an equal share from this special fund. No more outside money in our elections from people and places unknown.
Or, in lieu of that idea, let every candidate campaign with their own personal funds or funds raised on their behalf by election committees who can be seen and vetted by the voting public without all the mystery and definitely with none of the “Dark Money” that we keep hearing about.