When Will the Vindictiveness Stop?

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In times of national or world crisis or calamity, I would have thought it a part of our national obligation, duty and responsibility to come together in solidarity and unanimity, to forge a strategy, a policy and a path toward a unified and perceptive solution or response to the tragedy or catastrophe at hand.

WHEN WILL THE VINDICTIVENESS STOP?

By Al Garcia

In times of national or world crisis or calamity, I would have thought it a part of our national obligation, duty and responsibility to come together in solidarity and unanimity, to forge a strategy, a policy and a path toward a unified and perceptive solution or response to the tragedy or catastrophe at hand.

Instead, today, with the pandemic at full bloom, we continue to cower at the mere utterance of absurd words, and at the rash and foolhardy decisions and actions of our leaders. 

Their incompetence, an affront to the achieved dignity, nobility and intelligence of earlier generations of Americans who aspired to greatness through strength of character, an enthusiasm to acquire and absorb knowledge and truth, and a willingness to share the bounties of our wealth, our knowledge and our decency and goodness with those less blessed, and those suppressed and repressed. 

It was these same minds and imaginations of ordinary Americans who forged the building blocks of a republic to nurture and sustain their pilgrim’s pride – which for centuries was the renowned and celebrated greatness of their creation – our America. 

Today, we have a different America.  An America that has lost its eloquence and its nobility.  We have an atrophied America floundering in a sea of malaise and melancholy. 

Words that once described and defined America, such as freedom, liberty, trustworthy, reliable, diverse, inclusive, innovative, industrious, empathetic and powerful, to name just a few, have now been replaced by such words as malicious, spiteful, cruel, unkind, nasty, mean and arrogant.  Everything that our founders had fought and struggled to obliterate and expunge from their lives and from a new republic they perceived to one day be the melting pot and safe haven of humanity. 

America’s downfall and decline began on June 16, 2015, when a man descended down a gold-gilded escalator, proclaiming he would change America.  Since that time, America has continued to descend and degenerate into the bowels of chaos, uncertainty and profanity-laced incoherence.  And shamefully, some cheer in utter complicity and connivance.  And I wince and cringe as I listen and watch on the sidelines, as America continues to falter and stagger.

There seems to be no patriots left in America.  No one to simply say, “Enough!  You’re lying.  You’re wrong.  You’re evil, and you’re sick.  Get back into you gilded cage and live your devious and dishonorable life, as you had before.”  America was always great and strong.  It is its new-found rudeness that has weakened and demeaned it, and each one of us in the process.

When will the vindictiveness stop?  When will America regain its strength and potency and reclaim the mantle of our pilgrim’s pride?  When will the madness stop? 


Submitted: May 24, 2021

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