It seems that everywhere we go these days, people are complaining about the government. From youth just getting their start in life to seasoned seniors who've been around the block 70 or 80 decades strong, the complaints keep piling up and the dung heap they sit upon keeps getting smellier and smellier with each passing day. The question I have to keep asking myself is...If so many are SO dissatisfied, why aren't we doing anything about it? Well, as one who is sick and tired of complaining and doing little, I have set up this blog to make myself DO SOMETHING. And the search for the answer to what needs to be done and who needs to be dong it, is the foundation of this Grown-Ass Citizen blog.
So, let's begin at the beginning.
Oh, sure. Many of us SEE the problem. We recognize corruption in high places, we understand that we have been robbed, lied to and maliciously overlooked by our elected and not-so-elected representatives. We know our congressmen and women are being bribed by lobbyists in the interests of big business and banks. We see the decline of the dollar, the decline of morality, the decline of civility, the decline of personal and collective freedoms, and the decline of our sensitivity to man's (and woman's) inhumanity to man worldwide.We oppose the wars and we know they are started by corrupt people for corrupt reasons, mainly greed and power, and we know, beyond a doubt that things are getting worse everyday...not better. We even empathize with the 99% Occupiers across the country and tune in to watch the brave ones get pepper sprayed, beaten and imprisoned for exercising their right to protest. And yet...
How many of us have actually checked the legislative voting stats on our respective (or should I say disrespective) elected officials? How many of us have written a letter to our congress reps or senators? Taking it even further, have we actually read any of the recent legislations signed into law by our double-talking president? Have we at least made sure we understand what these changed laws mean to us personally and collectively? Or do we realize which personal freedoms are hanging in the balance as we say to ourselves "they've got to do something about it".
The sparks behind this question originated from an experience I had about 2 weeks ago with a stranger. Upon explaining to him the far reaching implications of the NDAA law recently signed by Obama, I was undone as this seemingly concerned citizen replied..."Oh, that's not gonna happen! They won't let it! They'll fight it in federal court for sure! They're not just going to stand by and let this happen! They, they, they, blah, blah, blah!
And my question of course is...
WHO THE HELL IS THEY?
Is "THEY" me or you or them or us? Is "THEY" the few remaining quasi-honest politicians like Ron Paul, for example? Are we hoping he gets elected and rescues us from "them", the bad guys? That's what we did with Obama and that didn't work, that's for sure!
WHO THE HELL IS THEY?
The question just mulls over in my mind like a big giant bowl of crap that I can't seem to identify as anything palatable, digestible, discernable, or desirable. The question keeps darting through my brain. Who is they? Who, the hell, is they?
This is not a new question. It's one I've asked before. One I've heard asked before. A question I've grappled to answer. But these days, instead of asking it and letting the answer dangle in limbo indefinitely as I have in the past, I am more and more insistent that there is an answer to this..."they" dabocle. And that answer...most plainly...is that "THEY" IS ME!
OMG! That's the bottom line.
Now, I am clear at this point that "THEY" ARE NOT GOING TO DO ONE DAMN THING ABOUT THIS COUNTRY'S DECLINE. AND "THEY" ARE APPARENTLY GOING TO WATCH IT HAPPEN, GRUMBLE ABOUT IT AS IT HAPPENS AND BLAME "THEM" WHEN THE LITERAL CRAP HITS THE FAN AND WE HAVE ALL GONE TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET! That's what "THEY" are going to do.
But not ME! NOT ME!
I can no longer stand by and do nothing. I just can't. and I won't. So I am starting this journey to DO SOMETHING by starting this blog. As a Grown-Ass Citizen of the United States of America, I have not only the inalienable rights that are endowed to me by my birth, but I also have an inalienable responsibility to act like a GROWN-ASS CITIZEN and involve myself in all aspects of the governmental process available to me to insure that the inalienable rights that I cherish and will live and die to uphold, will not be lost, bypassed, disregarded, stolen or destroyed. Yes, I AM THEY...as long as I so choose to be.
And so... I CHOOSE TO BE THAT GROWN-ASS CITIZEN!
I will delve deeply into the process of learning who "this" citizen is supposed to be, what "this" citizen is supposed to be doing to change this mess. And it is surely a mess! An out and out HOT MESS! And if I and YOU and WE don't get real busy DOING SOMETHING TANGIBLE to change the path "THEY" are leading us down; this path of the one-world-order, this path of diabolical machinations to enslave humanity worldwide, this path of evil doings in the name of democracy and peace...well, I fear that very soon there will be no UN-DOING of the dastardly deeds that "THEY" have planned for us.
I, for one, am not the type to take an ass-whooping sitting down. Never was and I'm not about to start now. So to get this party started, I'm including a link to one of my favorite rebels, Mr. Gerald Celente of the Trends Journal. His predictions of economic and social trends are consistently accurate and startling. And he offers practical options for changing the way we do government in this country. I, like many, applaud his courage, intelligence, energy and stamina!
So, I CHALLENGE YOU, the first among what I hope will be many readers of this blog, to visit his site and start learning what is wrong and what we can start doing to fix things. This country needs an enema sports fans and we are the caretakers who must administer that enema with a quickness! WE ARE THEY! and WE must not bow down and take it like punks and wimps and ignorant victims. For if we do...we deserve what they have in store for us!
So Where Have All the Grown-Ass Citizens Gone?
Here's one, for starters. Won't you join me?
Trends Journal- A MUST FOR GROWN-ASS CITIZENS