For a few days, I changed my FB profile picture to a happier image. Instead of using background pictures of flags, parchment copies of the Constitution, and rifles, I decided to please the audience with a clown picture.
I stopped posting warnings to the few friends I have about the impending loss of our liberty and about getting ready for the rough ride coming. No one wanted to see that. They wanted clowns. Well…send in the clowns.
In the next two weeks, both major parties will hold their national conventions. We’ll get to see juggling, dancing, clowns pulling stuff out of hats, and lots of face-paint. We see this same circus on every available media outlet every four years. And although we complain, we watch with fascination.
Behind the scenes, however, those parties are stealing our liberties. Neither the Democrats nor Republicans represent freedom. They are Socialist Party D, and Socialist Party R. Re-read the bill of rights and find one, except for #3 which hasn’t been stolen in some way or other by both parties. (Do you even know what #3 is? Sigh.)
We no longer have free speech, free press, or freedom of association. The Black Lives Matter Movement and the LGBTQ movement has managed, with government help, to kill those freedoms. We are losing our freedom to keep and bear arms at an alarming rate, thanks to Bloomberg’s anti-gun groups, and help from a liberal media and our government. Goodbye to freedom from unreasonable searches thanks to NSA and the collusion of the Patriot Act. And forget all about being secure in your property. If the government decides that someone else needs it more – they take it at the point of a gun and give it away.
So we as Americans hide our heads in the sand, or up our collective ass, and play Pokemon Go. Don’t forget, that it was the circus which hid the fall of Rome from it’s citizens until it was too late to recover. I wonder if it’s already too late for us.
Same Circus, Different Clowns.