For the last several decades American exceptional-ism has been on a downward spiral right into the dumpster. People have forgotten what good manners are; they have tried to eradicate modesty and they’ve promoted the crass instead of encouraging dignity. The results are astounding. People have become vile and hateful. They have turned from intelligence and embraced the fallacy of pride. The 2016 political campaign is already ugly, and it will only get worse.
In this age of Social Media where people try to make a point in less than 140 characters, post endless pictures of themselves and argue their point of view with nothing more than vitriol toward those who disagree with them, we seem to have lost our ability to think things through before we speak. Americans have the attention span of a gnat, and they seek short sound bites to either back up their opinions or to use against others. Instead of researching and reading up on the issues that are important, they grab headlines and memes and shout to the world that if you don’t agree with them, there is something wrong with you. And, if you support any candidate other than theirs, you are un-American.
People are very angry about the current circumstances in our Nation, and rightly so. The liberal/socialist parasite has all but devoured our country with politically correct offense and the endorsement of all things evil. We are not on our way to Tyranny; we are already there. The problems we face go far beyond whether or not the Confederate flag is racist. In recent weeks our own Supreme Court has insinuated on the Citizenry that government is a god and if we are to get along we must bow down at the Altar of Bureaucracy. The only way the American people can reform this Nation is to stop acting like a bunch of 5 year-old girls fighting over a lollipop, and get serious about standing up for Freedom instead of self-indulgent absurdity.
Candidates and partisan pundits, on all sides of the political spectrum, who show disdain for diplomacy by letting their speech be filled with anger, and citizens who push the same narrative are all dangerous to our Republic. If the people of America have become so dependent on hateful sound bites to get their point across, we may be lost forever. It is time to get real. It is time to start seeking Truth and sharing it with everybody. Truth given in kindness will be accepted; Truth displayed in anger will turn people away. If you only support a candidate because you agree with his/her anger, you are the problem. If diplomacy doesn’t work for you because you think we’ve reached the point where only bitterness can win elections, then (forgive me) you are an idiot.
It is entirely possible for candidates and the citizens who support them to win elections by being diplomatic. Good manners and dignity speak volumes on their own, but if you take the time to listen to the candidate who exhibits these qualities you will find it easier to discern the issues. If a candidate and his/her supporters use rudeness as their mode of delivery, you will find a large group of very dangerous, very ignorant people. Yes, polite candidates can be very wrong on the issues, and rude candidates can be right. It is up to us as individuals to discern which is which. However, if all you do is cling to the angry sound bites and memes, you are failing.
If you want to avoid being a diplomatic idiot, I encourage you to take some time and do your research on the issues; know the context behind the headlines and use some common sense when you converse with others. If all you have in your political arsenal is meaningless quips, you just prove that the argument is more important to you than the issue at hand. America needs to get her dignity back. America needs to exhibit excellence again. And, Americans need to get over themselves and realize that it is our own diplomatic idiocy that has allowed the liberal/socialist parasite to suck the very life out of our great nation. So, Patriot, what will it be? Is Freedom important to you? Because if it is, it is time to grow up and fight for it. Are you willing to encourage and support candidates that display Christian/Conservative values and a love for America? Or are you going to let the left win again? Make up your mind, American! We have a Nation to save.