That's right. I really am. I am terrified of what is to become of this country.
We've got a guy
who came up with a mathematical equation to predict the future at 90% accuracy who claims we are headed toward nuclear war and a self-imposed armageddon. Tell you what "Nostradamus", tell me what I'm about to do with toilet paper that reflects my opinion of your mathematical equation and I just might give it some credit. How could you have possibly predicted that there are going to be more terrorist attacks while we're trying to extinguish the flames of those organizations? How could you possibly have predicted that when we commanded Kim Jong Il to disable his nuclear capabilities, without giving him anything in return, he was just going to laugh in our face? Oh right, the mathematical equation tells you this instead of just common god damn sense. Now you're trying to get the masses of America into a terrified state worrying about a nuclear war that you've predicted through the use of your mathematical equation? Go fuck yourself. Did you see that coming you glorified Miss Cleo.
We have childhood celebrities that go through years of drug abuse and hating their dumbass parents for letting them get that far into the public-eye (just wait a few more years and see what happens with Dakota Fanning, or just look back at all of the other ones... Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus... the girl performs on stage as both of these personalities and she's going through a time in her life where the brain is going through a lot of changes... I wonder how this one's going to turn out..., Bonaduce, Gary Coleman, etc. etc.). Parents, out of their fucking greed and dead dreams, sell their children to the highest bidder so they can end up on a modern day Sanford and Sons or Partridge Family. Sure, their kids WANTED to be actors and WANTED to be on TV, but what you knew that they didn't was if they were successful they would be watched by every media source available. They would be adored by the American public for their 15 minutes of fame. Their fans would love them and they would be given ROCKSTAR treatment. Kids do not need rockstar treatment. Rockstars do not need rockstar treatment, that's why most of them end up in rehab or dead. 5 year old kids in beauty pageants scare the hell out of me. They look like monsters and then they go spend their $1,000 winnings on a fucking cow instead of putting it away for college, which they're going to need when they realize that putting on 5 pounds of makeup isn't going to excuse the fact that you can't write at a 5th grade level when you're thirty two.
In an economic crisis we're still paying people 15 million dollars a year to throw a baseball even though a growing number of people can't even afford to go to buy a Yankees t-shirt let alone go to a game. Our gas prices go through the roof and we still watch grown men driving 150 miles an hour around an oval track. While I'm on the subject of sports... Remember that huge fiasco in baseball about Human Growth Hormone and how they were making kids want to use that to be better at the sport they were playing. Well guess what, you're looking at the wrong god damn sport. How many of those 362 pounds of muscle defensive linemen do you think got that way from eating a lot of eggs and drinking protein shakes with no substance abuse? We all know that when we go to a professional football game we're watching steroid rage on a field while every single person in the stadium is getting obliterated on America's favorite drink, alcohol.
Kids are "suffering" from low self-esteem when they don't do anything to earn the self-esteem (get a job, learn to play piano, train to run a marathon, learn how to READ and WRITE, just fucking do something) and we're shoving pills down their throats to make them feel better about their worthless asses. Self-esteem isn't going to come from killing people on Halo 3 or winning the National Championship in NCAA '09 Football. I know, I've tried. I used to sit around all day doing nothing but play video games and then feel nothing but sorry for myself when I wasn't athletic or good at anything other than playing video games. The difference here is that I made the connection that when you do something over and over you get better at it and you get closer to what you want from it. You gain respect in yourself by doing things that you want to do and getting better and better at them. Sparking an interest in your life, lighting the flame and then burning down the house with your passion. You EARN self-esteem just like you EARN respect from other people. People don't respect you when you have nothing to offer and that's why you have bad self-esteem. You suck at life and you know it.
You want to know why countries with VERY high regards and are very serious about their religion hate us? We have religious leaders like Ann Coulter, who has been featured on the cover of TIME magazine and was quoted saying "God gave us the Earth.
We have dominion over the plants, the animals, the trees. God said, 'Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It's yours.'" She's said, "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity". We have people on tv claiming that God will heal you when you give them large sums of money. There are so many famous quasi-religious people that are really just using religion as a way to control the masses. They're not interested in what the doctrine actually teaches. What they're interested in is getting a $30 billion pipeline, rallying up the American people for wars without real reasons, living off of the weakminded through "donations that will heal you", and pushing forward hate filled ideas that lead to situations like the tragedy of Matthew Shepard. Our political leaders use religion as a way to be voted into office and to gain popularity. Sure, we've invaded a country for a false reason, take out the leader, and torture their soldiers, while laughing about it, to "get information" which we could've gotten the same way that the interrogator of Saddam Hussein did... CONNECTING WITH THEM ON A PERSONAL LEVEL... We did all of this because we were "following God's will". Whatever you do, don't say you're against what we're doing.. All of a sudden you're against the people "fighting for your rights as an American" (I've never understood how killing innocent people and torturing were protecting my rights, it seems that more of those freedoms that they're "protecting" have been stripped from me while they were off on this "holy crusade"), against the country, and against God. Everyone says that the United States has no official religion, but I believe that to be false. The official religion of the United States is Ignorance and Blind Obedience.
We have political "pundits" like Joe the fucking Plumber and Rush Limbaugh. Who even knew who Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher was before October 15th of 2008? A whole lot of nobody. This man wasn't even a licensed plumber. This man was asking about taxes as if he actually paid all of them. He forgot to ask what would happen under Obama's tax plan to people that owed the federal government money for TAX EVASION. This moron was brought to attention because of the third debate and then went on a series of news shows for interviews in which he vehemently showed that he knows nothing. This man became such a pop sensation he started advertising digital converter boxes for analog televisions, raised money for charity, he wrote a book and even got a public relations advisor. This dumbass is currently in Israel reporting on the Gaza situation, for "pajamastv" from "pajamas media". Not only is he being paid for his "journalistic" approach and political doh!-pinions he's quoted in saying:
"To be honest with you
, I don't think journalists should be anywhere allowed war [sic]. . . . I liked back in World War I and World War II, when you'd go to the theater and you'd see your troops on the screen and everyone would be real excited and happy for them. Now everyone's got an opinion and wants to down soldiers—our American soldiers, our Israeli soldiers. I think media should be abolished from reporting."
Yeah, you're right Joe the Tax Evader
, journalists shouldn't be "anywhere allowed war" and news REPORTERS should be "abolished from REPORTING". The American public should be even less informed than we currently are. You're a brilliant clown... and Rush Limbaugh? People still listen to this asshole shitting out a flood of ignorance? Whatever this man says is full of ignorance and falsities, but you can't blame it on him so much as the 13 painkillers he swallowed
about 45 minutes before his show began.
Even though we have all of that, that's not why I'm scared for America. Every country has it's ignorant assholes, drugged up celebrities, religious nuts, and crazy people who think they've discovered how to look into the future. Why I'm scared for America's future is because we let it happen and not only do we let it happen, we enjoy watching it happen. Paris Hilton got caught driving drunk? That's awesome! Joe the plumber is just like me! He knows what it's like to be a REAL american! At least that's what the right wing news channels are saying. Rush Limbaugh is so racist! It's hilarious when he tells his black callers to take the bone out of their nose
and call back! So WITTY.
I don't even know how to finish this. I miss what I once believed America to be, but looking back on it America never really was what I believed it to be. There were always problems and my guess is that there always will be. I miss the age of innocence/ignorance. I'm scared of what the young growing America will become in adulthood.