Hey Citizens, I still think America is a good Idea, as long as We The People own up to the fact that a lot of the Theories of America are steeped in Cognitive Dissonance, which, in Psychology, is "the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change." It means you say (and maybe even think) one thing and you do another, and America has been doing that for a long time, starting with:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
First of all, "men" was def not shorthand for "people," right? I mean, ladies couldn't even vote, OK? How incredibly primitive, eh? But it was just how things were, right? If you could dig up a bunch of those Founding Fathers and show them around here in 2015, you'd really like to Believe at least a few of 'em would say, "Oh, right! PEOPLE! That means EVERYBODY is equal, no matter who they are, and ALL colors, huh? Wow, how did we miss that? Oh, right, because we were the guys in charge, and all we wanted was to get King George off our back. Everything else was awesome. Well, you know, for us, anyway. Just to be clear, that means there's no owning Human Beings like they are property, right?"
Cognitive Dissonance, man, it will make you Crazy. Insane! Mental Illness, that's exactly what's going on here right now, man, and the craziest part is the people who are trying to say it's not, and that people who don't agree with them are in league with The Enemy, you know?
Speaking of Crazy, I am a normally Paranoid person, by which I mean I think I possess an Average amount of Suspicion and a Typical amount of wondering about what is going on, conspiracy wise. The other day, after all those people in California got murdered by lunatics, terrorists, whatever you wanna call 'em, Barack Hussein Obama, The President of the United States (POTUS), made a speech from the Oval Office in the White House about how we have to fight The Enemy, but don't go around making decisions about who you think The Enemy is in this country just because somebody worships a different God, because this Country is supposed to let you do that, within reason, have a God and pray and all that stuff, and it's nobody's business, and you don't persecute people for having a Religion.
People got bent outta shape after the speech and said POTUS was Lecturing the country, but, well, yeah he was Lecturing the Country! He got the bully pulpit! He got Elected to it and everything, twice—doesn't matter if you didn't vote for him—and for about another year, he is the guy who does the fucking Lecturing in The United States, and part of the Lecture was Don't Start Lynching Muslims, basically. Keep calm. Everybody loves to see that keep calm and carry on slogan on T-shirts and stuff, but nobody wants to do it, keep Calm. Carry on, be Alert and Observant. If You See Something, Say Something, right? No Extrajudicial punishments!
Another topic of that address was Gun Control, imagine that, we have, like, regular mass murders, via guns and rifles, and POTUS says, "hey, let's get a better handle on who can buy a gun in this Country." He didn't even say like, WE ARE COMING TO CONFISCATE YOUR WEAPONS, he said hey, let's not sell rifles to anybody on the No-Fly Terror Suspect List. Hardly a Lecture.
Anyway, my Suspicion and Paranoia crept in while I was watching the speech, because POTUS was standing at a podium inside his office, a Lectern, if you will, and it seemed weird. Personally I think if you're in the Oval Office, and you are the President, you don't need to stand behind a podium with The Seal of the President of the United States on the front of it to remind people who you are, you know? I mean, it's an office, with a desk, go sit at the desk and make the speech, otherwise people (like me) will wonder what's going on with this standing behind a lectern thing, you know? Was that some sorta move to make the speech seem more Important or something? It's from the Oval Office, why the need for Redundancy of Brand? I think the best way POTUS does a speech is when he does that move where he walks up that hallway in the White House, hits his mark behind that podium, knocks out the speech, and then turns around and walks back down the hall. POTUS might not like to make speeches sitting down, I dunno, it's just weird, I don't know why. I am Calm. I am trying to figure out who our next POTUS will be.
Check this out, one item I pulled outta the long list of Causes officially declared in the Declaration of Independence of the 13 united States of America:
The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. . . . He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
That's just completely ripped from Today's Headlines, eh? We got businessmen posing as political Candidates telling us to shut down the borders to Certain People. Refusing to encourage their migrations hither! Doesn't seem very American.
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