I normally don't listen to talk radio when I am in my vehicle, driving. I have found more peace listening to my Sirius/XM music in the past couple of years, which is mostly free from commercials (but don't kid yourself, they do promote themselves and other channels on the service). Even still, I do pop over to The Patriot on some occasions and the other day when I did, I heard Glenn beck ask the same question to his audience.
It's a simple question, but one that has a complex answer: "Who have we become?"
Don't think people do not ask this question, because I know many who do. The question is, are there enough people who care about it to make a difference?
We do not seem to be know these answers. Who we are, where we are, and where we are going is not being considered by too many. Too many people are just trying to maintain homeostasis. This being the case, it's too easy to put off the tough things. When you have to maintain a life, it does wear a person down.
We all have commitments that distract us. We all have Erickson's little developmental tasks to challenge and conquer. But..... we must start setting aside a moment or two in a day to think about some things that lie right outside the immediate moment, things that will be affected by what we do now. These are things affecting our course, our direction, and ultimately will make or break our future (and that of our children and grandchildren).
One only needs to look in on stories that have not been worthy of media outrage by the mainstream outlets, only worthy of a small corner somewhere (if that). These are outrages that ought to lead us to wonder just who we have become and whether this is where we should be..
Here's one story: USDA Buying Sub-machine Guns.
The Department commissioned to regulate American Farm Commerce is buying military weapons. Is there any good thing that could come of this? And you have to know that every Obamaton who cried for civil liberties when GWB was President, cannot be found for comment. In fact, I haven't heard anyone ask for comment.
Michelle Obama Encourages Family Members To Police Other Family Members.
First lady Michelle Obama is encouraging students to monitor their older relatives, friends and co-workers for any racially insensitive comments they might make, and to challenge those comments whenever they’re made.
The first lady spoke on Friday to graduating high school students in Topeka, Kansas, and in remarks released over the weekend, Obama said students need to police family and friends because federal laws can only go so far in stopping racism.
It is not the objective of federal laws to stop racism. I am as against racism as anyone, I taught my kids not to judge based on color or ethnicity. they learned it, they practice it. But let's be realistic here, racism is not ever going to be stopped completely. It's just not going to happen in this present age and time, and we damned sure will not stop it by picking scabs on old wounds, so that they never heal.
The purpose of federal law is only to ensure that in the business world, no one is excluded from opportunities to buy or sell their goods, talents, or services, based on race, religion, culture, etc. No one should be denied housing, jobs, or the opportunities afforded to us all by the US Constitution. It's goal is not to stop racism and Mrs. Obama knows this.
Her goal in these statements is to create an environment where she can pit family members against one another, so she can divide at the family level. Pick a fight, make a scene to stop racism is only the means and the method she uses....she has nothing constructive. They have been doing it from Day One in the Obama Administration. Make sure you start a big fight at the Thanksgiving table this year if Uncle Ed doesn't want Obamacare to succeed.
This how she seeks to attain a big part of the larger objective.
That objective is not so hard to understand either. It is her and other people's desire to have a state they can control, where they can create a network of snitches. These are tattlers who are simply used by the statist elite, so they can ruin people if they are not with the program.
Today, it's racism. What will the subject be tomorrow?
Tell us where your father's/brother's/mother's/sister's guns are? Most farmers have a slew of them, all owned for different specific purposes and all capable of providing self-defense against unwanted visits. But they are not good for America. Tell your government officials so when the USDA comes to take your land away from you for some bogus reason, you will not stand a chance.
Is this who we want to be? Is this who we really are? Is this who we will someday be? Or is this who we have become? When will we know these answers? Or is it too late?
Who gets to decide the answers?