The American Spirit

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The conquering forces of evil and of hate have engulfed the human soul in a sea of deceit and of treachery. What compassion there existed, and what human endeavors there were, to uplift the hearts and souls of a maddening world, now lost amidst the frivolity and triviality that has overtaken the significance and genuineness of what used to be.

THE AMERICAN SPIRIT

By Al Garcia

The conquering forces of evil and of hate have engulfed the human soul in a sea of deceit and of treachery.  What compassion there existed, and what human endeavors there were, to uplift the hearts and souls of a maddening world, now lost amidst the frivolity and triviality that has overtaken the significance and genuineness of what used to be. 

Gone is the innocence of hope, faith, and of dreams.  Time has eroded the power that was within, and laid bare the wickedness that once extoled the hearts and minds of faithless and ambivalent deplorables, who sought only to feed the lust and the thirst of the moment, and of the human hunger for power and dominance.

We are witnesses to the vanquishing of the American spirit that once inspired and aroused the conscious of who we were.  We are numbed and dismayed by the ease with which our humanity and our identity has been slaughtered on the eve of greatness by the debauchery of the few who crave the lust for power and for idolization, and return of a Caesar of olden times.

We are of the age where the seasons have left us nothing but the fading flickers of unrealized dreams and memories of shared and even wasted moments.  Yet, throughout our lifetime, we have experienced moments and even seasons that reignited the passion that kept our hearts alive and our souls enriched.  There used to be inspiration and stimulation that used to reawakened the dying and vanishing sense of purpose and of faith.  We were once the story of endurance and of perseverance, and of the attainment of a promise born, and of words uttered on a mountain top.

Together, we have believed and lived, experienced triumphs and suffered failures.  We have lifted each other from the depths of despair, and together we have redirected our anguish and our grief toward greater purposes and higher aspirations. 

And many times, because of what we are seeing and hearing in places and at times that are confusing and bewildering us, we doubt and disbelieve in ourselves, and in our power and our greatness.  But always, we must remember our legacy of faith and of belief that has endured the ravages of time and of unscrupulous men and women who cannot see beyond their own reflections.  And, at times like this, it is what will bring us back the wonderful memories of shared moments and of shared purpose and faith, that will deliver us from the senselessness, from the madness, from the devious, and from deceitfulness, of those blinded by their own arrogance and greed.

We used to see and feel the strength of the American Dream.  It was in the air, and in the faces and smiles of people and children.  It was about their joy and their anticipation.  We used to feel the reassurance of continuity and stability of lives we were living.  Now, we see the world changing before us, and we see the abandoning of the very foundation of our faith.  We see and hear the perversion of our humanity, and the distortion of our compassion and our generosity.  We see the vanquishing of our American spirt, and see the blossoming of the seeds of hate, distrust, and discontent being sowed in the hearts of weak and fallen souls.

This is a time to remember our heritage and our legacy, and even the failures of our time and of times that have long passed us by.  It is our time to reignite the power that is within, and reawaken the virtuousness that defines our humanity and our faith, not simply as Americans, but as part of the human race.  We can correct our failures and attempt to rectify the inequities we see around us.  What we cannot do, is resurrect ideas and ideals that are slaughtered and slain on the alter of greed, and by an unquenchable lust for power. 

Let us not bow before a Caesar or would-be Caesars, but before the legacy of our faith and of our forefathers, who believed in miracles, and in the spirit that is America.

We have it within us keep America’s flame alive.  We have it within us to say “enough is enough.”  We have it within us to feel and to live the American Dream. Let’s not give it up.  Let’s not have it taken away from us. 

It is time to speak up and stand up.  Together we are the dream.  Alone, we are only a memory.


Submitted: May 27, 2021

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