It occurred to me just now that America, the grand experiment in Democracy that began in revolution in 1776, and organized itself under the Constitution in 1789, is no longer in its infancy.
Yeah, I was shocked too!
Of course, at 238 years old, I shouldn’t be. In fact, growing up should be expected. We can’t remain babies or even toddlers forever, now, can we? Cute and cuddly was bound to give way to something, well, to something decidedly different.
We want to be like the big kids. After all, the countries that most of those in power like to believe we all hailed from (legally, natch) have been around for many hundreds of years, some even a thousand years or more. They’ve done so much stuff that they don’t even bother to put up plaques saying what happened.
Yes, those other countries, they’ve changed, grown, and matured through the ages. We must too.
And we are.
Which led me to the realization of the entire problem with our country. With our political family.
SHIT! America is a teenager, God help us.
Yup. We (and the world we lead) are truly fucked.
We have become a nation of petulant fools who can’t think beyond our own immediate needs.
Let’s hope our nation doesn’t wrap itself around a metaphorical tree.
[Elections matter. We got what too many of us stayed home for.]
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The idea for this post came to me when I read Zorbear’s post, Just wasting our money again… featuring this terrific cartoon