Throughout its relatively short history, the United States has prided itself on being a nation of immigrants, a melting pot of cultures and ideas that have morphed into patriotic Americans with a culture of American exceptionalism.

However, there has been a noticeable shift in the national demeanor and behavior in recent years. Rather than celebrating our diversity and achievements, America is seemingly becoming a nation of apathetic, ignorant individuals doting on celebrities and treating politics as a team sport.

We are screwed by our politicians, government bureaucrats, and the media to the point where we live in an era marked by a healthy skepticism of experts, a rejection of scientific evidence, and the proliferation of misinformation.

Critical thinking and intellectual discourse have taken a backseat to the entertainment offered up by propagandists selling a narrative and not telling the truth.

We live among a hoard of ignorant individuals who believe America is deeply flawed, a no man’s land of toxic masculinity where little boys are transformed into little girls by wishful thinking. Listening to the Federal Reserve, you might believe America is just one Nigerian Prince away from solvency. A land where DEI has turned diversity, equity, and inclusion into discrimination, exclusion, and indoctrination.

I am tired of listening to Trump’s carnival pitch about “Rob DeSanctimonious.” I am tired of listening to a President who has checked out long ago and is manipulated by others. I am tired of political parties that have failed the American people and produced putzes instead of politicians who can rise to become statesmen.

Time to turn off and recharge…

I am tired of living in a world filled with constant noise, information overload, and an endless pursuit of political advantage. I find something liberating about the concept of "nothing." It may seem counterintuitive, but in the absence of activity and stimulation, I think we can find healthy introspection, creativity, and a profound sense of tranquility.

  1. The Art of Doing Nothing: In our hyperconnected society, the concept of doing nothing is generally regarded as a waste of time or unproductive. However, embracing moments of idleness can lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves and our world. Taking a break from constant busyness allows our minds to wander freely, giving rise to new ideas and perspectives. Engaging in activities with fellow citizens restores the concept of friendship and puts the lie to its electronic equivalent, “the like.”

  2. Finding Stillness in Nature: Nature has a remarkable ability to offer solace and respite from the chaos of daily life. When we immerse ourselves in natural surroundings, we can witness the profound beauty of stillness. Observing a tranquil lake, listening to the rustling of leaves in a forest, or gazing at a starlit sky can evoke a sense of awe and remind us of the vastness of the universe. Nature teaches us the importance of embracing moments of nothingness and appreciating the present.

  3. The Power of Silence: Silence has become a precious commodity in a world filled with noise. Silence is a rarity, whether it's the hum of electronic devices or the constant chatter of our inner mind. Yet, in moments of silence, we can truly listen and connect with ourselves and others. Silence allows us to be fully present, hear our intuition's whispers, and foster deeper connections with those around us. By embracing silence, we create space for reflection and meaningful conversations.

Bottom line…

In a culture that values constant productivity and external stimulation, the beauty of nothingness often goes unnoticed. Notice it. Enjoy it, for it won’t last long.

Never before have so many individuals been so blind to the clear and present danger facing our nation.

Think about it as you walk down a garden path. Resolve to do something – even if it is to vote and bring your friends along to vote. 

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS