A friend of mine recently opined on the state of the elite vs. the regular folks.
I never post anything political. I like putting up my nature pics etc. I never have a serious horse in the race in the presidential election etc. because I’m a libertarian at heart, I just want government to let me make my own decisions. If I’m a guy that wants to marry another guy, my choice. If I’m a girl that wants to marry another girl, again my choice. If I decide that I want to defend myself and family with as much firepower as any bad guy could have, I don’t want to be told by some politician that his or her lives and their families lives are worth more than mine as those politicians are surrounded with armed guards. So what I’m about to say isn’t a left or right thing in my mind. Just an observation about the huge disconnect in this country.
I (or you) can be arrested for unintentionally feeding a bear in New York state. “Unintentionally.” That means if I (or you) put your garbage out by the curb and a bear gets in it before it’s picked up, we could be charged. But at the same time, someone of stature in the top of Washington government ‘can’t or won’t’ be charged with “unintentionally” but recklessly putting our entire nation in danger by knowingly and willingly using an unsecured private email server.
The small get smaller, the big get bigger…….
The same friend recently told me the story of a friend of his who fought in three armies. First for his homeland of Hungary. He was then conscripted into the Russian army. Finally, after escaping the Russians and making his way to America, he went to war for Uncle Sam fighting in the jungles of Vietnam. This man has confronted the perils of socialism/communism face to face and, remarking on the current state of America and what he sees as an inevitable march toward socialism says “Didn’t America learn anything from watching Europe?”
The unfortunate answer appears to be no.