Whether it is Google or Yahoo we receive a constant stream of written refuse of which I typically move through quickly. Once in a while I will “click” onto a story to see if the “writers” out there have gotten any closer to the truth.
I am usually disappointed.
It isn’t as though these articles are a complete waste. I routinely skip the columns and head right to the comment section.
This is a much better way, than any poll will ever be, to measure what is happening in America.
Recently I perused a comment that proclaimed “Americans to be pompous” because we are proud of our country. The struggling scribe finished with a flatulent flourish as they pointed out “others are just as proud of their countries.”
What a perfect example of Liberal logic.
While Americans are “pompous” for our “pride” this behavior is perfectly acceptable for other nationalities, never mind huge land mass pride (Asian and African) and fictional redundant pride (Latino and Hispanic).
Now I must admit my knee jerk reaction was, “Then why don’t you return from which you came,” or something not quite that nice.
Of course this was an angry response as it was possible the person making this statement was already in another country. As there was no way for me to ascertain this information I inserted that possibility into my train of thought which left me immediately with a question.
Of what, are you unnamed citizens of unnamed countries, proud?
What have the people of Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Sweden, etc., ever accomplished?
Why is the world better because of the existence of Cuba, Nigeria or Denmark?
Iraq, Pakistan and Iran?
Get serious and no Muslims didn’t invent Mathematics.
On the other hand the United States of America has created two of the greatest written documents in the history of Man.
The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.
Even our “secondary” documents like the Federalist Papers and the Emancipation Proclamation are far and away better than virtually every other countries work making exceptions of course for the Greeks (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle) and the Scots (Adam Smith).
With that said both of those countries had serious head starts with brilliant minds but it took America to create a form of limited government known as a Constitutional Republic to protect the Individual.
Where Man took the ultimate gift from God known as Free Will and turned it into Freedom.
So let us revisit.
Where did this happen?
It didn’t happen in Russia, China or India.
That’s roughly half of the world’s population and even with a Madison/Hamilton map they still can’t figure it out.
It didn’t happen in England or Germany and both had an incredible head start as they existed long before these United States.
How do we know this without a thorough historical explanation?
The language of English is a derivative of German.
Both countries were on the Earth in some form well before The Great Experiment.
In fact for the United States to exist and prosper, both had to be beaten back (twice).
We sit here today as the first and ONLY country to take in all the information that historical scribes and storytellers made available and then state “We do not want Democracy.”
We want to be free.
Because of this the American Citizen, who makes up less than five percent of the world’s population, is responsible for virtually every life changing invention or creation in the last three centuries.
Electricity, vaccines, the internet, the largest economy, military, extraordinary wealth and prosperity happen in the place that created a system that guarantees its citizens will never go quietly into that good night.
You’re damn right we are!
Yet rather than pride too many these days find themselves in the grip of fear.
It’s been said that a coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.
Americans do not fear death as death is but a blink of an eye, a whisper of the wind.
A second in time.
We live for the minutes.
Make the most of yours.
“It’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you, it’s what you leave behind you when you go.”