Exactly. Well said.
This is what it's like around here these days. People itching for a war on their doorstep. Everyone grossly interested in which side they can take but not so much in being patriotic, educated, and unable to be steered by headlines and dogma.
We give our attention to videos of people being beheaded, meanwhile those guys and gals we sent over to the sandbox have spent over a decade in one of the worst hospital care systems and we can't seem to find that sexy enough to pay attention to for more than 5 minutes or the time it takes to peel and stick a bumper sticker on an F150.
We've turned into an awful and polarized people incapable of finding solutions and enamored by our ability to point the finger and blame everyone else for our failings. I don't even know where we go from here. It might be hopeless for us. We might just continue to spin out of control, telling ourselves we're countersteering and are just about to get it righted when we really aren't.
I think we might be screwed because I don't know if we have what it takes to be great anymore. At the least, I used to feel like we could sort of stand on the idea of liberty and freedom in the founding documents and amendments we've made. But I'm not so sure anymore.
Mike Brown's shooting has brought out some of our worst problems, like a big forehead zit on prom night.
If ISIS comes here and beheads someone, they'll be killed til they die from it. That's not a problem. Right now, I think we're the biggest problem with the USA. Us and our righteous rage based on the idea that you have to choose a side in this binary pissing match.
Anyway, it's hunting season and I have a lot to do. I'll see y'all around.
Our biggest threat is us. It's just easier to point at an outside party than examine our own faults.