March 8th, 2007

Angry Americans


photo credit: kelco

Are you angry? Do you have a strong sense of foreboding welling up within you regarding the future? Do you fear an economic collapse or war with more nations (or even worse, against such vague categorizations such as “terror” and “drugs”)?

Ron Paul offers his (spot on!) suggestions on why Americans are so angry. It’s a great article that specifically addresses a number of concerns held by many. These are issues you don’t see often addressed on the mainstream media, as stories of Anna Nicole, Britney, American Idol, and other bread and circuses (emphasis on the circuses) dominate the propaganda machine’s schedule.

The article is somewhat long, but well worth taking the time to read. I sent it to my parents, and my mother replied saying that this article convinced her that the Iraq war is wrong and that we should leave. That’s no small paradigm shift for a card-carrying Republican, mind you.

Ron Paul understands, as I think most of us can sense, that something is wrong in our nation. We can feel it in our bones. We sense things rapidly unwinding, nearing critical mass. We watch helpless as events unfold around the world that spell out impending doom, economic instability, and at the end of the spectrum, nuclear war.

History is cyclical, yes, and we see repeated events occur over and over as time goes on. However, the cycle occurs in tandem with a downward spiral of morality that screams “Second Coming” to those who have eyes to see.

This anger we feel (or maybe it’s just me?) must be channeled. We must take action, looking for ways to fight against the system (or “rage against the machine”) and fix the rampant problems (both of commission and omission) everywhere prevalent. Mahatma Ghandi once said:

I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson which is to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world. (via Quoty)

We’re angry. Bush’s approval ratings continue to plummet. Our nation wallows in debt. We’re policing the world when our own borders are left porous. Our nation, as created by the Founding Fathers, has died.

What’s a sole citizen to do in such situations?

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

Read quotes about “anger” on Quoty

6 Responses to “Angry Americans”

  1. Kelly Winterton
    March 8, 2007 at 3:08 pm #

    Connor, you say “somewhat long, but well worth the read.” You weren’t kidding on either front. It was long, and is not only worth reading, IT OUGHT TO BE REQUIRED READING FOR EVERY AMERICAN.

    It is no wonder the media is avoiding Ron Paul’s candidacy for President. Can you picture Mitt writing such wisdom? I can’t.

  2. Connor
    March 8, 2007 at 3:12 pm #

    Amen, brother.

  3. Michael L. Mc Kee
    March 8, 2007 at 6:02 pm #

    It comes as no surprise to me that, if I knew no better, I might have been the author of this post. Connor seems to have an uncanny ability to offer his wisdom and understanding at precisely the time I am caught up in my own wonderment as to what I am currently feeling about my involvement in attempting to receive greater light.

    I have been following the activities of Ron Paul for several years, and I learned quite early on that he possessed a profound ability to understand the inner workings of our governmental system according to his even more profound understanding of the original intent of our Constitutional foundational principles. Simply put, he is incredibly gifted in his ability to articulate what he knows to anyone willing to listen, and heed his dire warnings.

    Unfortunately, not nearly enough of us are listening intently enough to motivate ourselves to rise up and demand that our so-called Congressional Representatives listen to him, and follow his example. In other words, there are not nearly enough Ron Paul types involved in our current make-up of the Congress.

    Having read the article Connor linked to this topic, I did notice a couple of important points which stood out to me. He mentioned the terms anger and frustration, and that is precisely what I feel. I have been so frustrated on a daily basis that I am becoming more and more angry in the process. The frustration, to some degree, comes about for me due to my being 60 years old. I was a child in the 50’s when things were somewhat less hectic, and the schools in my neighborhood in small-town Ohio had not yet been taken over by radical, unAmerican socialists who envisioned an America without God, and Patriotism. I am able to see now that they were lurking in the background, but had not yet dumbed us down sufficiently enough to hijack our educational system right under our very complacent noses. I am generally at a loss for having much hope for us in the United States because most of my generation seems to be too busy trying to keep up with the debt they have incurred by being deceived into believing they must have a more opulent society than the generation which preceded us. I have little hope in the generation we produced due to their following after the same Siren Song with the added twist of having been taught very little truth, and a great deal of social indoctrination to leave many of them without a sense of real-world understanding.

    As I continue to write, I am feeling an even greater sense of distraction simply because it is not easy coming to a conclusion without going into greater and greater detail concerning the myriad amount of problems we have currently, and realizing that we are adding to the list so rapidly it will only conclude with death and destruction.

    I simply do not know what I would do were I not a member of the Lord’s Church avidly working toward receiving a greater degree of light and truth. Consequently, I am not, in any way, concerned about my own mortality pertaining to this world, but I am deeply saddened by the thought that this land which I love so much, that my words at this very moment are evoking tears, is likely to receive a just retribution from the Lord Jesus Christ whose love for us knows no bounds because we are simply too busy to hear His words, and follow His Prophets.

    I struggle quite a lot to control the anger I feel toward those who desire to destroy the principles of freedom in favor of Luciferian socialist propaganda. I also find it necessary to bridle my animosities toward those who intentionally spew their communistic venom while supposedly educating our youth through the Government Indoctrination System (i.e., Public Education) fashioned after the teachings of some of Satan’s most ardent followers. As a matter of fact, I would probably require being restrained from inflicting physical harm upon those America hating ingrates who would deliberately desecrate our glorious symbol of freedom, the American flag. I would need to seek forgiveness for the absolute loathing i feel toward the pathetic, whiners who constantly proclaim they are offended by any symbol or reference to God, and then expect me respect their desires while mine are being abrogated. I must say I am proud of my efforts to keep my rant somewhat subdued as I can remember a time when I would have considered using a less than civil tongue to describe those disgusting excuses for Americans who would denigrate our founders as if they were in any position to pass judgement upon anyone.

    Yes, I am frustrated and angry, but I’ll get over it because I know that, in the end, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is more powerful to forgive than I am. Only He is able to settle the score with compassion, and love. In the mean time, I hope and pray the Lord will have mercy upon my unworthy soul as I am losing my patience with those of my brethren and sisters who cannot overcome their arrogant, self absorbed desires to have it all without giving anything in return.

  4. Jeff
    March 8, 2007 at 10:33 pm #

    Connor,

    This is an interesting post. I will read Paul’s piece when I have a little more time. I’m sure you’ll be glad to know that I’m thinking of supporting Paul for president. If it hadn’t been for your blog, I probably never would have heard of him. He’s a man of principle, a trait sadly lacking in American politics.

    Michael,

    So as to avoid jacking this thread, I have posted a rather lengthy reply to you on my blog if you feel so inclined. I was pretty steamed up when I wrote it, so proceed with caution. :)

  5. Michael L. Mc Kee
    March 9, 2007 at 3:16 pm #

    Jeff

    I linked to your post, and took the time to consider your remarks carefully, and with an open mind.

    I concluded you had failed to make a logical point.

    What do you recommend I do now?

  6. Jeff
    March 9, 2007 at 4:34 pm #

    What do you recommend I do now?

    I really don’t think you need me to tell you what to do. If you’d like to discuss your conclusion, we can do it at my blog. I can’t do much with a one-sentence conclusion to a 1,200-word post, and this isn’t the appropriate place to do it anyway.

    Cheers,
    Jeff

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