My Vision of America
What is my vision of America? Well let me say first that the America I remember is not the America I live in today.
Maybe it’s just my memory you know that “good ole days” thing but it still remains the truth.
I remember my father never locking the doors.
I remember as a kid have free run of the neighborhood, riding my bike until the Sun set then scrambling home before my father’s voice could be heard yelling my name.
I remember spending my weekends “camping” on the banks of the Saugahatchee Creek fishing all day and running trotlines at night.
I remember going to the drive-in with my date watching some cheesy movie because it was cheap and frankly didn’t care about.
This is the America I remember. 35 years later it has all changed. Kids can’t walk home from School without the fear of being abducted. We all have Alarms on our homes and many go armed everywhere… I know I am one.
So what happened?
Well I could blame it on the music which demeans women and praises violence.
I could blame it on the movies full of sex and well violence again.
I could blame it on the video games where death comes as quickly as the new life does and the best scores are the ones with the most kills.
There’s a lot to blame things on, but I think the real blame is us. You and I, maybe not individually but as a people in general.
We have allowed Television to become the baby sitters, where school is the total social interaction of the day and Teachers become the parents. Where our Children learn social values from their peers or the internet instead of the parents. Where our, so called leaders, almost openly lie to us, steal from us and then tell us we should just accept it and move on.
Americans have become dependents instead of independent where Government has become the nanny for us to give us “things” to care for us.
This is not the America I remember and I am afraid my child will never see.