Good Morning. So, it's 2021. Let's be careful out there.
I have been pondering the downfall of the United States of late. We seem to be further along that path than ever these days.
In particular, there seems to be an acceleration of ignorance and stupidity - probably encouraged and certainly embraced by the current occupant of the White House.
Just look at last week. In Nashville, a deeply delusional person blew himself up downtown in some kind of protest or attack on the "Lizard People
" from Dr. Who.
But it isn't so much that things like that happen routinely, it's that the culture of America allows things like that to happen routinely.
It's easy for the better educated among us to look askance at those beliefs, and wonder what is going on in other parts of the country. I'm wondering what has happened to us.
I live in a part of the country where higher aspirations are for a college degree, a good home, family, prosperity...things America used to stand for. There are parts of the country where their aspirations now are for isolation, separation, and always guns. Looking at those that would embrace ignorance in order to achieve those "goals", I wonder if the United States is even worth saving at this point.
It's really got nothing to do with today - but there was a religious movement in the United States before the Revolution that was known as the "Great Awakening
". I am enamored of the name of the movement.
Is it not time for another "Great Awakening" in the United States? We are a nation of 328 million. I continue to wonder about the 74 million of us that chose ignorance and hate over intelligence and compassion.
Just shy of half of the voting population has "fallen asleep" in the biblical sense. When I was a Catholic, we used to routinely pray for those souls as they waited for the resurrection.
I'm not making that comparison - Joe Biden is no Jesus Christ. But is he not in a position to "wake up" some Americans and attempt to resurrect and reform what the Shaitan has destroyed?