Dickens: The Fractured Nation

We are a fractured country. We live in fragmented communities. We don’t know our neighbors and we don’t even know ourselves. We lap up bullshit served up by a media with an agenda of disunity. They speak and the sheeple follow lemming like right over the cliff.

Would you like an example? Read the divisive crap on this social site (Facebook) alone. There are now two sides to everything further dividing us in to camps. Some love Mr. Trump and some actually hate him because of the vitriol spewing from the fountain of lies in the media. OH MY GOD… He eats his steak with ketchup!!!!!!!! WHO FUCKING CARES!!!!!

What does that mean to the country? Nothing at all. We averted our eyes from the goal and now it’s gone. It was stolen by those who prosper because we are not attentive.

February 28, 2017

~ The Author ~
Charles R. Dickens was born in 1951, is a veteran of the Vietnam, for which he volunteered, and the great-great grandson of the noted author, whose name he shares.

He is a fiercely proud American, who still believes this is the greatest country on the planet, with which we’ve lost control and certainly our direction. He grew up in moderate financial surrounding; were not rich by any stretch, but didn’t go hungry – his incredibly hard working father saw to that. As most from that era, he learned about life from his father, whose story would take too long to tell, other than to say that, he is also a fiercely proud American; a WWII and Korean war, veteran Marine.

Charlie was educated in the parochial system which, demanded that you actually learn something, and have capability to retain it before you advance. He attended several universities in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree, and chased the goose further to a master’s, and has retained some very definite ideas about education in this country.

In addition, Charlie is a professional (struggling) blues guitar and vocalist – a musician. This is his therapy career. Nothing brings him as much joy as playing music, and he wishes that he could make a living at it… maybe some day!

That’s Charlie… a proud, opinionated, and passionate American.

2 thoughts on “Dickens: The Fractured Nation

  1. Mark


    By your background I feel we are simpatico!

    I was born in 49 and when the Paris Peace Talks started while I was in high school I became frantic and terrified…thinking I might miss my chance to fight in the arena. No fear, had my time grunting while humping the M-60 in 69.

    I too was partly educated in the parochial system…and to this day I avoid the penguins when I visit the zoo…suffering from severe Mother Superior PTSD.

    Personally, I am an optimist (come on, Trump over the Billary – what a wild card win!) in spite of how far the country has fallen because much of what was inherited from our Founding Fathers was stolen…because when push comes to shove, people like you and me will have the opportunity to shoot some of the thieves one day! (No M-60 now but I still practice my rock and roll on my own range).

    When it eventually goes the wrong way…and we get over run and shot…think of this bennie…we get to completely miss the “Assisted living golden years experience…and go out with a bang…literally)

    Its a WIN-WIN! (I hate frigg’in bingo).


  2. John Slagle

    Mark, with the amount of enemies President Trump is facing, I’m proud to be a supporter. I appreciated your sentiments on the prima donna “wastes of human skin” Hollywood actors, men and women who try to portray human beings, heroes in overpriced movies that are forever clueless in real life with no respect for the nation or anyone outside their gated walled communities.

    Growing up, my heroes were family members who fought and died in WW II, and my role models were movie stars that were also heroes . On border patrol duties in Red Rock Arizona , I had the honor to meet John Wayne at his ranch while chasing a group of “Illegals” en route to Tucson. The man portrayed in movies was the same person in real life with no pretenses or illusions of grandeur. The new crop of Hollywood socialists will never understand why many people will not pay to see or hear their nonsense.

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