I would like to discuss an issue that’s been boiling in America since the election of George W. Bush in 2000. It’s the issue of skepticism. It’s that pesky little issue we Americans have as a result of the 24-hour news cycle that constantly bombards us with negativity about the opposition.
It’s never a bad thing to distrust or even be skeptical, but we as Americans have been driven into the emotion of distrust that surpasses skepticism and moves into downright Anti-American hostility. These feelings and their progressive growth of negativity is what causes people like Ted Kaczynski, Timothy McVey, and… Donald Trump to exist. Do you really want to be like those psychos?
We really need to sit back and think to ourselves… Is it even worth being skeptical to the point of being cynical when we will never know the truth anyway?
There’s a large group of people who think that Pearl Harbor and 9/11 was coaxed by the government. There’s people who think George W. Bush fixed the voting numbers in the 2000 Presidential Election. Who knows. Maybe’s there’s some truth to those conspiracies. But I can assure you we will never know, so why dwell on it? All it does is create feelings of resentment against America.
We must never forget that America is still BY FAR the greatest place to live on Earth. This is why people risk their lives just to get here. Sure… Our political system is screwed up and riddled with corruption. But what countries’ political system doesn’t operate this way?
Since the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden, there’s been three days that have passed (as of today). Day 1 we all united as Americans in victory. Day 2 we were still kind of united and Day 3 we began slinging mud on the entire operation as far-right and far-left opponents of America began concocting ridiculous conspiracy theories tied to nothing but weak arguments of similarities, made up historical facts, and false quotes from so-called “government officials.”
We’ve got to come together as people and stop allowing the media and the political machine to influence us to hate each other.
It’s good to question the truth. However, it’s not good to immediately distrust everything before we let the story unfold.
Our justice system relies upon the basic idea that a person is “innocent until proven guilty.” That’s the mindset and philosophy we need to adopt when thinking about anything politically motivated.
Let’s please stop this B.S. and get back to being Americans.
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