“You created a sensation about nothing. You people are so creative over there. Your lives must be boring.” Vladimir Putin
Have we become a nation of creative bores? America has always been seen as innovative, entrepreneurial, forward thinking, but boring? That statement from Megyn Kelly’s exclusive interview with Vladimir Putin got me thinking.
Have we become so bored that we have to come up with things to make our lives more interesting? Do we really create fake stories to spice things up a bit? Are we so anesthetized that we have to redesign our news? Have we too much time on our hands that we crave more, more, more?
I believe we’ve dumbed down since 9/11. When that horrid terrorist attack occurred, I thought there’d be a turn around in our country. For a while, I saw a rise in patriotism. My first inclination was to display a flag in front of our house, but we didn’t have one and there were none to be found in the stores. I realized at that time, that there was a surge of pride in our nation as we worked together to heal and rebuild.
The years passed and somewhere along the line we’ve seen declining patriotism – lack of trust in government, civil servants and any semblance of authority. We’ve become a nation of acceptors of all kinds of behavior because we don’t want to be accused of being politically incorrect or intolerant.
Has terrorism won? We’re becoming sedeated to it. It’s become so knitted into the fabric of every day, that it’s become common place. In some part of the world, every day, every hour, some act of terrorism is occurring – whether it be loss of many innocent victims or fear of walking the streets alone at night.
I love my country. I’m proud to be an American. As we traveled down south a few weeks ago, I was overcome by the beauty – the kindness of people – a land where blood was shed for freedom. I was overwhelmed by the mountains and the power of God’s creation. There is so much to see – so much to love – so much to fight for. We don’t have to make things up. What we need to do is get back to being proud of our nation and returning her to her original glory.
ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!