Hail to Chaos

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And I ask myself, how can so many have been persuaded and swayed, so quickly and so easily, to shred the tapestry of American heritage, pride and governance? How could it have happened? How did we let it happen?

HAIL TO CHAOS

By Al Garcia

I wake up each day to yet another assault on our democracy by own leaders and their followers. 

I wake up each morning weary of the next attack on our democracy that emanates from Congressional leaders or from the ex-President of the United States and his sycophants.  Who will they disparage or denigrate next? 

What long held policies will they abandon, discard or ridicule?  Each day we see our democracy erode in stature and consequence.  Each day we lose the dignity and prominence that so many men and women laid down their lives for in battles across the globe in defense of this great nation and the principles and ideals that have transfixed and inspired peoples around the world.  What would our fallen soldiers now say?  What would they now do?  Was it all in vain? 

I see ignorance and incompetence in command of one of our major parties, unwilling to assimilate, digest or understand the history or the basic decency that democracy has represented since the founding of our nation. 

I see the seeds of discord and discontent being sowed and nurtured across our land, while we sit idly by, mesmerized by a calamity in the making. 

I see the faces of despair and dismay.  I hear the words of bewilderment and uncertainty. 

And I ask myself, how can so many have been persuaded and swayed, so quickly and so easily, to shred the tapestry of American heritage, pride and governance?  How could it have happened?  How did we let it happen? 

And now, we simply wait for the next blatant anti-democracy challenge by a ravenous and rabid base of a once great political party, to see what falls next, as we begin to see our Flag begin to deteriorate before us, as they continue their goose step march, despite the shame of January 6th.

Hail to chaos, as America descends into the demented quagmire perceived by malevolent minds -- the establishment of the Western Reich.  A resurgence of ideas that were crushed and quashed in 1945, when the world united to ended the depraved realm of power, greed and pure insanity, that terrified and threatened the entirety of humanity.

And here is America, over seventy-five years later, enabling the rise of ideas that once horrified and almost enslaved the world. 

And I wake up each day, wondering how we returned to that time and to that depravity.  What is the allure of hate, intolerance, obstruction and submission? 


Submitted: July 12, 2021

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