The title says it all.
Whenever I drive by this flag, all I can do is feel depressed and want to cry. We live in the United States of America. It stood and stands for so much more than it is right now. The country is falling apart from the inside out and I’m powerless to stop it. I know there are so many Americans that feel strongly for this country and believe it needs to be brought back to the way it was. So where are they? Why haven’t they all banned together and brought down the power hungry people that are corrupting this country? You see it so often now that people band together for something they believe in and they cause chaos. Whether the chaos is for a good cause, well… My point is, they feel strongly about something and therefore do something about it. We’ve known now for quite some time about the political corruption and horrible acts going on and yet no one has done anything. Why? Scared? I guess so. Honestly, I am.
With everything going on lately, I’m becoming scared to leave my own home. It’s exactly what the violators of this country want. They want us to become scared. As much as I don’t want to give them that satisfaction, I am scared. Who will be the next target? Where will be the next hate crime? No one is safe anymore.
Growing up, we always learned about other countries and the different struggles/wars they went through with different leaders. We learned about those and we grew to appreciate how great America was. Now WE are beginning to live the stories/history that we learned about. It’s sad and depressing. I fear for my safety. Even worse, I fear for my children. What kind of world is this for our children to live in?
At what point did people become so self absorbed and so sensitive that any time something happened, it must automatically be an attack against a specific religion, race, sex, etc.? Who decided what skin color was better than another that it warranted so much violence? I’m sorry but ALL lives matter. I don’t care if you are white, purple, black, pink, or polka dot. We ALL matter. Time and time again when a serious disaster has happened, people of ALL races have gathered and helped one another. So why are we tearing each other apart? Sadly, people are too easily influenced by peer pressure and bribes. They give in and allow themselves to be convinced of false beliefs. The country has turned its people into a bunch of babies whining about hurt feelings.
I can’t change the way people are behaving. I can’t suddenly make the world a safer place for myself or my family. I may not be able to change what’s outside of our house, but I’m changing what’s inside. I don’t want my children to see that constantly. Eventually it will happen in front of them, for that I am sure. Until that day comes, I’m going to shield them from it the best that I can. There are still good people in this world. Eventually the good will overcome the evil.
With everything going on right now, you still see people going to work. You still see people on Facebook or other social media networking sites. You still see people posting vlogs on YouTube. We continue to go about our daily lives in a state of denial. We try to live each day pretending that we will be okay. Maybe not pretending, but hoping. Heck, maybe not even that. We think that as bad as it is now, it can’t get too much worse because people would ban together eventually and weed out the evil to bring this country back again. Maybe we will and maybe we won’t. Is it wrong to be in denial each day? Possibly. Honestly, I think that’s about all any of us can do right now. It’s okay to be in denial but don’t let a fallen American be left behind. Help them up. Help them find safety. One day it could be you that has fallen.
Finally, my heart goes out to all of those recently lost in the violence going on in Dallas and all over the country. I’m sorry for the families that lost their loved ones. I’m sorry for the young children growing up in this world. I’m sorry for everyone affected by it all. I’m sorry that we let our guard down as a whole and let the idiotic, power hungry, corrupted politicians into our beautiful country. One day it will backfire on them. One day America will stand tall again with its head held high. I can’t wait for that day. For now, I will feel sad and do what I can to protect/shield my children. When we eventually win back our country and it stands beautiful again, I’ll no longer be sad. I’ll be proud and I’ll be there standing next to the American Flag. I’ll be crying but not because I’m sad, but because of the amount of respect I have for it and the millions of people that have died, are dying, and will die to keep that flag flying.