What went wrong with America? (An essay) (Free verse) by Jeremi B. Handrinos
A super power, and world-renowned entity.
America is the beautiful home of the brave.
The land of opportunity, and a virtual
melting pot of cultures, dreams, and religions.
But what went wrong in the evolution of
this great country of ours? Was it the fact that
it was stolen from a peaceful indigenous people
more then 300 years ago, and now through karma
we are getting our fair dues? Is it because we as
a nation are only as strong as our weakest link?
That link being the epitome of a spoiled
retarded sloth child. Is it because in our
quest to prove to the world that our methods
of governing and trading are better than theirs?
Or have we lost our way and forgotten what it was
that we set out to discover in the first place?
Here is a fact, the American Indians showed early
Americans settlers how to survive by teaching them
how and what to grow. Where were suitable habitats
to build homes in? And we repaid them by
giving them barren land to live upon. Killing
their food supply, and murdering them at
random and in large massing. Because, we know
very little about true respect outside of our
own best interests. When the going gets going,
that is. (Ghost dance, Wounded knee etc...)
When did it become America's responsibility
to rid the world of evil? And how is that any
different than what Hitler, or Napoleon, attempted
to achieve through Imperialism, propaganda, fear,
genocide, and an acute manipulation of power?
Unfortunately, it's likely all of these things,
and then some. In fact, the list doesn't improve
from there it gets even worse. What's the real
cut and dry difference between Capitalism and
Socialism when you really get down to the nitty
gritty of it all. And does the bottom man get a fair
shot either way? Are they based, both, only on the
upper class's best opportunistic financial endevours?
Or equally balanced to cater to both ends?
Imagine policing the world for weapons of
mass destruction? When, so far, America
is the only nation thus far to drop an atomic weapon
to date. And is responsible for creating the blue
prints to 99% of all weapons of mass destruction
in the last three World Wars any how?
How could we teach the Iraqis how to make
biological agents back in the late 70's
(Because we wanted them to use it against Iran,
and they did along with their own people)
For us to turn around and persecute them for it now?
Did you know 130,000 Japanese died at Hiroshima
alone? Not counting the blast to Nagasaki?
That's not even counting the effects that it had on
birth abnormalities and other natural ecological
losses? From the radiation and blast range scarring.
Let alone the spiritual and psychological damage?
(Just visit Japan to see what I mean, they're
all completely nuts. Trying to absorb and immitate us).
As a citizen of this nation and a son to her ways
am I too responsible for the rising tide of contempt
that the rest of the world now holds against America?
Yes, I am, and so is each and every citizen both
on and off of her majestic shores. Why, one
might ask? Well, for starters, America holds the
largest collection of undereducated self
proclaimed know it alls that the world has ever
seen massed together. Where else can you breed
Bill Gates and Rodney King all under the same roof?
Go from Silicon Valley to Death Valley in the
blink of an eye. Buy crack, finish a business meeting
early, fuck your mistress at the Four Seasons, and
still find a few spare minutes to order Chinese?
All in a few square miles by cellular phone.
It is common knowledge that Americans are greedy,
narrow sighted, and ridiculously pretentious without
fair reason or even an objective. A nation where
two thirds of its occupants still believe the earth
was created a couple thousand years ago. Yet, some
how consider ourselves a mold for others to follow.
A mold to break all molds. The cream of the crop.
The word 'ironic' can't even begin to describe our
current position on world wide political debates.
When does a child get too big for its britches?
Guess what, take a look at America, and that's when.
With misinformation and well edited media mediums.
(Is it Ironic that Zion controls 90% of the media?)
Coupled by a deaf Jackass's ability to reason.
America is single handedly carving out entire
new areas in the vastly undiscovered terrain of
political self destruction and double talk.
We cannot survive another hundred years going
at this rate? Not a snowballs chance in hell.
Our government has successfully duped itself and
all of its citizens along with it into believing
the impossible. Over and over again, for as long
as one can go back into our short history as an
Is this a new phenomenon?
Not at all, in fact every great democracy and or
republic since the dawn of time has committed
the same naive mistakes. Including the greatest
known empires that there has ever been. Greece,
Rome, France, England, the Huns, just to name a few.
Whether they knew it, or not. Believe me, in the
end they could have smacked themselves for not
catching on earlier before it was too late.
Psychologically, a government should be maintained
from it's origin much the same way a child is.
It must be nurtured, educated, cared for, trusted,
and most of all self sufficient and respectfully
wise as it gets on in its years.
What is this great mistake you might be
asking yourselves? Simple, it's the inability to
lead by example and keep your word. With out
forgetting that not everyone else feels the same
way about the same things at exactly the same moments
in time as you do? You might be asking
yourselves "Yeah, well what can I do about it?"
And as long as you keep repeating that lazy half
assed typical American excuse in your mind?
Will be exactly the same amount of time that nothing
about this great country ever changes.
For Christ sake, if a bunch of loaded hippies
could manage to open the eyes of the public
forty years ago and force our government
to take responsibility for its actions,
then why can't we? What is it going to
take? Losing your Mcdonalds and MTV, or losing your
constitutional rights? Because, you've already lost
a great deal of the latter without even knowing
what they were. Or what they meant to the couple
million soldiers and patriots that died so that
you might better appreciate who you are and what
you have. We are Americans, and we need to wake
up before it's to late. Why allow the world to stereo
-type who you are by the actions of officials who
don't hold your or America's best interest at heart,
but rather in their wallets.
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Posted: November 2, 2003 3:43 PM PST; Last modified: November 2, 2003 3:43 PM PST
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