Update 5/27/2015: So, maybe this wasn’t one of my most wisdom filled posts. Oh, well, not perfect and never professed to be. I believe in owning my own words, so this will reside in Meanderings history as a really bad post.
Now the CDC is asking people that flew on the outbound flight with the nurse, Amber Vinson, to contact them. What seems like a movie script is slowly playing out as real life right before our eyes. Ebola should have never entered the United States, but it is now here, and we must deal with it.
It is my hope that all of this Ebola insanity wakes up America to our absolute sorry state of incompetence and arrogance, especially in our government.
We have complete morons running the CDC. Our President is an arrogant fool who was elected by blind ignorance. People wanted to see something in him that was never there. As Ben Franklin once said, “He that lives upon hope will die fasting.” Now Dear Leader Obama will face a real crisis, and not one where he struggles on using the appropriate golf club on his 1800th hole of golf. He’s going to need a lot more than hope on this one.
There is a story often told that upon exiting the Constitutional Convention Benjamin Franklin was approached by a group of citizens asking what sort of government the delegates had created. His answer was simple: “A republic, if you can keep it.”
I still believe in this country and many of its people. Over the course of the coming months we have to realize how far we have slid as a nation and people. We have failed miserably at keeping and protecting the Republic. Honest, self-reflection is the only way we become better.
We like to blame politicians. We parrot the fact that Congress has a less than 10% approval rating as if it were some ridiculous horror hoisted on us without our say-so or involvement. Our partisan divisions, and trust of useless establishment politicians, have created a government that is so hopelessly incompetent that it no longer can do anything that the constitution demands it should.
The endless bickering between people that by-and-large share similar values have created this mess we currently reside in. Disgustingly the Agenda Project recently ran an ad trying to blame Ebola on the Republicans. It’s no wonder many of us no longer participate in the electoral process, instead we become more consumed with sports teams and other entertainment that serves as an opiate to ease the pain of our sad reality that we created.
Maybe it is Ebola, or maybe it will be ISIS, I believe our Republic will be facing a tough battle over the coming couple of years. Those people we have always been are still in us, but it’s going to take some work to get back there. I still believe in the Republic, it’s not some warm, fuzzy, and delusional feeling of hope, either.
We were a nation created out of ideas, not feelings or emotions. In the coming days and weeks, know what you believe, know why you believe it, and remember that our history tells us we are a great people.