It would seem in some respects that this blogger and the venerable Rush Limbaugh were on the same page yesterday.
(Note: The Rush Limbaugh Show starts its broadcast in the Detroit market at noon on WWJ 760 AM )
My previous post dealt with the never-ending term of "unexpected" rise in unemployment, while Rush (to my delight yet at the same time saddened ed hearing) expressed the same on a much more broad and truthfully basis - in terms of ever repeating crisis.
But I also believe, not reading or hearing the entire statement, that this is too broad a comment. It is rare, I admit freely, that I differ with Rush but on this there should be a distinction and yes, with a difference.
This country was and still is, at its core, based on certain rights and principles that have stood the test of time for many a generation not only here at home but also abroad. I could never be ashamed of that now or ever.
That said, I will state that I am very ashamed of the current majority of my country's people and who they vote for and the agenda that unfortunately they support. I refuse to put forward the thought of grouping all 330 million+ of us into that same thought of shame, as it would seem to many including myself, that Mr. Limbaugh did.
One might put forward that you cannot separate the two i.e. people and the country but again I would differ. As has been said and quoted before and holds true today; "One bad apple does not spoil the bunch".
This nation has in our history had miserable so-called leaders in the past and yet we overcame those periods just to rise to historic and extraordinary levels in technology, business GDP and personal gain on main-street far beyond the naysayers here and abroad.
Does our nation look stupid and inane right now? I would answer in the affirmative on that.
I would also say that there are many Americans right now (count yourself as one if reading) including Rush Limbaugh that are working daily be it blogging or just at work or in a place of worship to turn things around.
Of that, I could never be ashamed. For if I was, then I would have to be ashamed of the 1/3 of colonists who risked and many did indeed give up their life, limb and wealth to create what we enjoy today.
Mr.Limbaugh, Please do not generalize in such a fashion as I know you know better.