The older I get, the more I just want to beat some sense into people. They get so caught up in the details of things that they miss the obvious, the big picture.

While everyone was on about the shooting in Charleston, and whether or not the perp was a racist, and whether or not this racism was an outlier or part of a general trend… the folks who really run things passed a major trade bill without anyone hardly even noticing.

And now this Confederate flag thing is a big deal… and I’m wondering, what hidden bill or method of stealing wealth will pass on without notice while people argue about that?

It’s like the American people have a collective ADD. A squirrel pops out in the form of some terrible event, and then the rulers figure it’s a good time to curtail your freedoms a little more, and to take more of your earnings — to impoverish you more. This isn’t even a Republican/Democrat thing anymore, because apparently one thing both parties agree on is that America is full of suckers.

But worse than all that… I’m starting to think the people deserve it. After all, if they won’t fight, and would rather rearrange deck chairs on the Titanic, maybe a space on the lifeboat would be wasted on them. They’d just wind up sinking the lifeboat too.

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