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.