Selfishness. Paucity. Cynicism. Self-pity. Ignorance. Greed. Arrogance. Psychopathy. Fear. These are the negative things that are eroding civilization and making life a stressful interaction of being defined by who you hate.
Who you love used to be the yardstick. In my lifetime I've never seen so much sanctioned hatred. Even when Nixon pulled his disgraceful shenanigans and crimes there wasn't much hatred for him; more disgust and disappointment. But hatred, born of fear, is the game of the day. I thought we'd gotten past racism, but no. I have plenty of real and serious criticisms of Obama, but much of what I hear from the media is just hatred. And a lot of the time, that's hatred originating from and cloaked in bigotry. Which again, all comes from fear.
When did we become a country full of fearful people? That's a terrible place to live, a terrible head to carry around. Because fear creates all bad things- kneejerk reactions, belief instead of thought, anxiety and hatred. And violence. Think of the villagers with torches.
And nobody sees the irony of it. Which proves that there's little thought involved. Has anyone realized that by telling everyone else how to live that they're doing exactly what they fear the gummit would do? That by spreading rumors and unfounded fears they're tearing apart the fabric of our nation? These pundits claim to be patriots, but what's patriotic about telling people to go kill a doctor who does abortions? Or creating non-issues like the "War on Christmas"? Or that "Obama will take away your gun"? This is all histrionic, not patriotic. And what really amazes me is that people fall for it and really, to the core, beLIEve!
I truly hope people will begin to think for themselves again, and reason things out instead of just believing what they're told and coming from an emotional point of fear. Because civilization won't survive in an atmosphere of hatred.
P.S. "It is in the shelter of each other that we live"...
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