Our wonderful government, the envy of all others on the planet, seems to be in a bit of trouble. Granted, our government has been in a bit of trouble for a few years now, but nothing that burying one's head in the sand and shouting patriotic slogans couldn't smooth over. No, this trouble is big and messy and self-inflicted. This trouble has lots of bodies, AMERICAN bodies, and there doesn't seem to be a terrorist mastermind or evil dictator we can attack to make us feel better and pretend this didn't happen. And with all these new-fangled communication devices (the ones the government apparently doesn't have) EVERYBODY got to see it up close and personal. Well, not those without power or food or water crammed in shelters or huddled in water filled attics, but I think they might of figured it out anyway.
Of course, now even the slowest wits in the government have finally noticed the trouble and are running for cover and stacking the sandbags of platitudes and photo-ops as high as they can. But, like a couple of levees I heard about, the water's rising fast and those sandbags might not hold. This could get ugly.
But there’s still hope for our beleaguered government. They’ve got a psychological ace up their sleeve. See, this country, rather proudly (and loudly), considers itself a democracy. Government of the people, by the people and for the people. That last part is where the trouble starts but those first two phrases might save the day. The people (actually, a slim majority of around half of the people, but who’s counting?) elected this government so maybe they’ll be slower to criticize it (feeling a tad responsible). Others, who realize this country isn’t exactly a democracy, paid a lot for this government. They were actually doing it in
Yes, I think if we try REALLY hard to pay attention to what our government tells us to think and think it as best we can, the government might pull through this with only a couple of low-ranking scapegoats lost and Medals of Freedom all around. We’re all in this together, you know. And AMERICANS are ALWAYS there with help when one of its own is in trouble.
P.S. Please remember that criticizing government actions is politicizing an event and should be avoided at all costs. Visiting, at a safe distance, an event to be photographed hugging victims is NOT politicizing an event and should be encouraged.
Thank you and may God bless the