Compared to Election 2004, old 2000 really seems like just another American election year. If 2004 seems that way then something is vastly wrong somewhere.
America, once set apart from the world as a land of freedom is now a source of bewilderment to many abroad who see it, for the first time, as a nation geared to preemptive strikes at any time, anywhere, against anyone other than China and Russia.
America, once a bastion of morality, is now wide open to lasciviousness and disregard for human life, hardly a candidate for being the light of the world for human rights. We've had abortion on demand for thirty years, our government is attacking Christianity and honoring other religions with greater freedom of expression than the faith of our fathers and our national heritage. Our men are marrying one another and women are marrying other women. "Marriage" is now a union between two people, and even the most primitive tribal peoples of the Andes understand marriage to be the union between a man and a woman. Well, the Muslims give the guy four wives, but that's stretching it a bit and few American males would opt for that punishment. At least, not four at one time. Maybe four or more in a sequence of marriages and divorces.
America, once the fortress of liberty, is close to having tanks in our streets and soldiers performing the duties of the police. Our FBI, once the subject of a 1960's television series that seemed to most Americans to reflect its relentless eradication of known criminals, is now snooping on Joe Average and his family. Where is the CIA? Perhaps the better question is, where is the CIA not? The average American doesn't know and the CIA most certainly isn't telling.
those who don't really understand what is happening to the US are still
viewing the upcoming election year as a battle between Republicans and
Democrats. That's the way the media keeps it.
Election 2004 must put a stop to the Bush juggernaut and to the powers behind his administration, those shadowy figures who are never elected, cannot be fired, but can be upset by an uprising of the people. In the former USSR state of Georgia, the people just removed their president by a bloodless coup, the result of a national demand. It is possible. We in America should be seeking to remove those from office who are destroying our heritage, denigrating the faith of those who practice Christianity rather than a Mother Earth religion or Islam, and showing disrespect for our heritage. Yet our universities are openly teaching students to despise America, count it as worthless, and the object of such citizen-hatred that Marxism is the only viable solution. This is happening in the United States now, and yet most people do not seem to be cognizant of it, or consider it some sort of phase we're going through.
It is not a phase, it is not harmless, and America's laws are no longer founded on a morality that is absolute and embodied in our founding documents.
The fact that we're more like the rest of the world is cause for shame, not pride.
The fact that American retired General Tommy Franks can openly state to the media that a major terrorist attack on the US would effectively end our Constitution-based civil law (as badly injured as it is) and institute martial law should sound the alarm. Anyone can create a crisis, and particularly the government itself. The first one Americans created was the tea party in Boston harbor, for the cause of liberty. The next one will apparently end all liberty for all Americans for all time.
Yet most Americans are more fascinated by what will happen to Michael Jackson. As outrageous as he is, his conduct is not shaping world policy or getting American soldiers killed in foreign lands where America is viewed as the invader, not the liberator. Compared to what the United States has done in Afghanistan and Iraq, and what American military and others who would help are suffering in Iraq, Michael Jackson is merely another case of child molestation to come to trial. But it is easier for Americans to focus on celebrity aberrations than to take on the digression of America's mission as the light of the free world and its new role as the torch of Hell for those it thinks it can change.
Far too many Americans are approving the media-view of America as a liberator, a leader in a war on terror, when outside the US, the view is drastically different. President Bush went to Great Britain amidst a lot of media fanfare as to his security. He came home so quietly it was clear that he was almost wholly unwelcome in the land of our formerly greatest ally.
Yet Americans cannot see what is happening? That appears to be the case. All too many see Election 2004 as a contest between Republicans and Democrats, when in reality it is a contest to evict the present leadership and put America back on a course that will not need a war on terror or daily bloodshed. We've long been meddling and Americans have long been asleep. If they do not wake up and put a stop to American intervention in the business of sovereign nations abroad, regardless of how brutal, this nation can never return to being a bastion of liberty. It will be a mockery of everything accomplished in the American Revolution and a final consummation of America as just another geographic area in a new world order.
We have many domestic problems that are not being solved because of our preoccupation with Iraq, and Iraq seems to be more of a problem than Afghanistan. Perhaps because Iraq had a government, an infrastructure, a functioning society regardless of how bad its leader was and how well he deserved to be removed.
Being a light to the world and its leadership requires swimming upstream on a daily basis. Our leaders are drifting downstream and calling it progress. It requires less work and garners more votes. Perish forbid our leaders should lead rather than follow the shallow whims of the people, particularly the well-funded special interest groups. That takes courage and character.
It's less than a year until Election 2004. Unless, of course, something happens between now and then that will suspend the Constitution, the election, and bring martial law into effect. It could happen. No one thought Nine Eleven could happen here, but it did. Why not martial law and dictatorship?
The saddest part of all is that to date, no one has presented who seems qualified to lead us back to a nation of free people. When people still believe they are free, it's difficult to persuade them that we need to restore our freedoms. A dilemma like that is hard to resolve.
If Americans are not as alert as people in other nations, then they will get what they deserve, but they will take the rest of us with them. Election 2004 is far too critical to be taken lightly, or in the light of traditional elections. Yet that is precisely where it is headed at this point.