Yet I ask again those who dwell on the idea that "we need to take America back" to rethink their demands and to ask themselves, back from whom? Back from corporations and the oligarchy created by them while controlling our United States Congress? Back from the Billionaires that contribute large sums of campaign cash on issues affecting states in which they neither live nor work? Back from the world of the ideologically oriented for-profit media that engages in constant manipulation of the news and our impressions created solely to push our thoughts one way or another, and most frequently against each other? Back from whom?
All that I ask this holiday season is for Americans to ask themselves a truly important question. If you honestly think America has been hijacked, who has done it, who has facilitated it and how can we collectively get "her" back? Anyone with half a brain realizes quickly that IF our country has in fact been hijacked, it could not have been done by one person and certainly not without the assistance of many others. So can Americans please stop assessing blame on Obama and the "Socialist Liberals?" Can they also recognize that those on the "Fascist Right-Wing Conservatives" along with their deep pocketed corporate and Super-PAC benefactors also are involved in this "greatest heist of the century?" And what about those in a position to protect society engaging in self-serving investigations, that ultimately reveal a deep distrust of one another? You see how I cleverly used the labels "Liberal" and "Conservative" in my statement? And isn't that also a major part of the problem? You see, those pitting Americans against Americans use these labels to divide and "We the People" are too sleepy from eating turkey to realize we are the real turkeys in this equation for following their lead. America is beautiful not because of our elected officials and their political ideologies and not because of the media that support them. America is beautiful because it has the capacity to rise above the political machinations of those engaged in active manipulation of our people. And one day (soon), I can only hope Americans wake up from their collective slumber and force those that have hijacked our ideals as a United States, through the use of the ballot box to advance not what is good for the very few, but what it good for the entire nation.
President Andrew Jackson is quoted for many things, but in this regard, two stand out. Jackson once wrote; "It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes" and "The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws." So as we enter the Holiday Season of 2014, let US take America back, after we all agree on whom we are to take it back from! Have a great week!