When you’re alone, where noone can hear you or see you, in the dark of the night, too awake to sleep, what do you imagine? Do you imagine God? Country?
With his song “Imagine”, John Lennon sought to divest us of such thoughts: “Imagine there’s no heaven … No hell below us, Above us only sky … Imagine there’s no countries … And no religion too”. Although not entirely successful, his success is pervasive.
The people who control our lives and fortunes proudly preach against the Catholic Church and America’s flag and national anthem. Even to the point of Harvard University appointing an atheist as its head chaplain for our children.
In his presidential campaign against President Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan famously asked America “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”
That’s the question we should ask ourselves now.
Ask ourselves why they took away E Pluribus Unum, freedom of speech, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures, equal protection under the law, and One Person One Vote.
Ask ourselves who gets the billion dollars that a presidential candidate spends, why a $500 payment to a building inspector is met with a jail term and a $5,000,000 payment to a presidential candidate is met with an ambassadorship, and why we pay attention to “news” that we say we don’t trust.
Ask ourselves why Hunter Biden and his father Joe get a free pass.
Ask ourselves why the military-industrial complex has been the only winner in every war since World War II, and why the body-count of our loved ones is missing from its ledger.
Ask ourselves why we re-elect and re-elect politicians who we say we do not trust or respect, who we say do not represent us to our satisfaction.
Ask ourselves why the President and the Speaker of the House believe they have the authority to demand that the Catholic Church re-write its core doctrine in their image.
Ask ourselves why nobody was convicted of anything for assassinating Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer, and William Knox Schroeder at Kent State University.
When you’re alone, where noone can hear you or see you, in the dark of the night, too awake to sleep, how do you answer the question? How would you like to be able to answer the question? What do you imagine?