I look at the state of the world around me today. It should break your heart and mine and it does.
I have lived through gas shortages, (lies), a Depression, (Recession they called it in the 70's and again in mid Eighties), Lies from the Carter/Bush/Clinton/Bush Jr./and Obama. I have never lost faith because so many times before, just when it seemed all was lost, then things turned around and the forces of darkness were beaten back. But they always return. I had faith...until 9/11. But I didn't cry.
Then in 2003, when in a chat room an Iraqi boy asked an innocent question if the US Armed Forces were going to invade their country and kill them, and I couldn't, nor could any other present there, assure the child that it wouldn't happen, because although everyone knew the lies,.....no one could stop it. But I didn't cry.
I have been to every small whistle stop in America and found the good and the bad in people, but mostly....it was good.
Now, I look at the FEAR in people's eyes. They are afraid of everything. They fear the Cops stopping them for a traffic ticket, because they know it is likely a Death Sentence. They fear the IRS, the FBI, the CIA, DHS, even their own School District... They Fear Everything! But I didn't cry.
When I see the country's that are so manipulated, just as the US is...for the first time since my Father died in 1991...Today I cried.....
I cry for all the Fathers, Sons, Daughter's, Mother's, Sister's and Brother's being destroyed, (by Social Service's here in the US), and by soldiers almost everywhere else...and I cried for the soldiers, so blind and trusting, that they murder in Our Name, and die the same way. Our Father's, Daughter's, Son's, Sister's, and Brother's. All for the ideas of Mad Men, Gangsters, Banksters, and all for the love of worthless green paper, and the power it brings.
For the first time in twenty-one years...Today, I cried.