Thoughts For Today: Tuesday January 12, 2016

Does anyone think it is too off base to consider that maybe we, as Americans, should focus on our troubles here at home, instead of spending so much time being involved in foreign affairs? I get that we have to keep some sort of global presence, but we can’t go around fixing everyone else’s problems when we are rotting from the inside. Every day, we see local stories of the awful things Americans do to each other. We see the squalor that some Americans live in, and the countless homeless that roam our streets. (Side note: I will refrain from saying more than this about the awful state of affairs that exist with our homeless veterans. Any man or woman who serves this country honorably should never find himself without a home or help. I will rant further about this another day.) Our whole economy is based off of customer services. We aren’t even making anything of value anymore. We’ve outsourced ourselves in to a corner folks. I don’t want to even get started on the messes that our education and health care systems are.

We are a society in need of leaders who want to really get to work on taking care of home. You can argue the Democrat/Republican bullshit until you are blue in the face, but in the end it doesn’t matter what party it is. If you have a strong president who is willing to really work with the Congress and Senate instead of picking fights with them and vice versa, then things can get done. We need a united government who is really about changing the failing systems we have in place, and not just using them as a garbage campaign slogan. We need to start looking at our leaders as the right leaders, not the popular or progressive ones. We have to stop making things a damn popularity contest. This isn’t Miss USA. This is about the leaders of our fucking country. Stop listening to people who have no clue what they are talking about (actors/musicians/athletes) and figure it out for yourself. The debates are nothing but pageants without swimsuits (THANK GOD). If you really want to know about a candidate, then do your research. Don’t just watch TV, listen to the radio, or nonsense like that. Dig in to their political history, and find out. Does this country need a career politician, a lawyer, or a businessman? That is for you to figure out. What is said at debates is all garbage. The talking heads on TV support who ever their company supports. Think for yourself. If anyone wants to argue with me that the presidency isn’t a popularity contest, I will simply use the example of McCain’s reply to facing Obama: Sarah Palin. I rest my case. Moving on.

It doesn’t take a genius to see that things are a monumental dumpster fire right now (or couch fire for some of y’all). We have got to start waking up. We have a lot of things to fix in this country, and we will never get them done if we let things keep going like they are. I love being an American. I’m proud to serve this country as a U.S. Navy Sailor. I want to be able to look at my country and see a strong nation, united as one. I think we have the power to make that happen, but we need to start making ourselves heard. We have to be willing to stand together. We have to stop allowing ourselves to be divided by all the bullshit and rhetoric. We need to be strong, and our leaders, whomever they may be in the near future, need to be strong too. They need to be the right leaders to bring us together and make us better. We need to heal this country. If you want a place in doing that, then I say you need to do something about it. Start making a change, instead of waiting for one.

Also, being in the military, I will refrain from speaking too much on military affairs. There are some subjects I will broach at a later point in time, but not tonight. Thanks for reading.

That’s all I have for today. I hope that this stirred a little thinking in you. Comment if you want to share.

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