The election shortly to take place within the USA.
On the candidates, I have my opinions, I have my views, but since I don’t have a vote I’m keeping my mouth shut.
I like the USA, I am very fond of the folk. So you’ll excuse me if I gently move through you and walk straight up to the political classes whose past few decades of their composite impersonation (and a bad one at that) of The Three Stooges needs addressing. Now I’m sticking with the last 116 years as the pervious centuries, different times and; nations growing are not pretty sights.
Hey! You lot! Yeh looking at you dancing about the place, making vacuous pronouncements, playing to the gallery, blocking government just because The Other Side has come up with an idea that doesn’t suit your backers or shriller constituents. I daresay there might be some good work going on behind the scenes, but you aren’t making much show of that. All we seem to know, if we listen to you is that the opposition is either in the thrall of Satan, Multi-Nationals, or Socialist (Oooooh I do love that one. Capitol Hill Boys n’ Girls, if you heard a real socialist the resulting trauma to your sensibilities would have you in therapy for a month!!!). You have the gall to claim you care for the taxpayer while you live the comfortable life-style! Oh you know your constitution, yes indeed you’re well up on the letter of it, but do you care about the spirit of it! How many of your constituents are currently in the pursuit of happiness! Now I know Presidential Elections are a rough business and can be quite a brawl, but this one? We were just one step away from ‘Did not!’ ‘Did too!!’
Has it occurred to your political mind democracy comes at a cost. The defence of your liberties and the price of your mistakes and grandstanding?
Take a look at the table below
WAR Deaths Wounded Missing
WWI 116,516 204,002 3,350
WWII 405,399 1,076,245 30,314
Korea 36,516 92,314 4,759
Vietnam 58,209 153,303 2,489
Gulf War 294 1,143 –
Iraq 4,497 32,222 2
Afghanistan 1,954 18,675 –
And those are just the ‘big’ ones out of the 20th & 21st ( centuries…..well in the latter case…so far)
And those figures don’t include the grieving families and friends. Or the cost for the survivors.
And I’ve not even started on the figures for your emergency services who paid a price, nor your miners, steelworkers, railway workers, construction workers, oil workers, and the rest who paid it in putting together the bones and sinews of your nation.
The USA did not come cheap Boys ‘n Girls.
You owe all of those mentioned above…big!!
They gave you the place, quit turning it into a kindergarten playground!! (And while we’re about it, looking at you professional pundits and screamers who make big bucks just shouting your mouths off…I’ve heard more sense coming out of the other end of cows, and don’t think I’ve forgotten you folks who quote but don’t actually read the message of the Bible)
The USA deserves better.
Good day to you all (I’m off now to work up a similar charge at the UK govts & parties and maybe part of the public itself….I smell blood).