As I sit here these many days I have plenty of time to reflect on my life and childhood. With all the big business outlets from our American culture, the commercial giants that helped shape our country, bringing the market to places others cared not to. I remember days of pouring over the Sears & Roebucks catalog, I do not recall if there were a local Sears nearby at the time. The issue from when I was born. Sadly, the decline of Sears began shortly after this. They stopped producing the catalogs in in 1993 and laid off 50,000 people in the process.
I remember going to K-mart (not SuperK) as a young man and it was usually a big deal as we couldn’t really afford the mall, it seemed. Oh and the excitement that rang out in the store when they announced a “Blue-Light Special” was delightful for my young mind.
I have always been a fan of computers, for as long as I can remember it is all I wanted to do was work with them, and technology. I am still a great fan of the uses we have and can have, however, I think the direction that we have navigated is destroying us. How? It is destroying us socially, emotionally, it is tearing apart relationships, and families. The commercialization of the “Information Superhighway” has destroyed its intent. We have placed technology ahead of human interaction, and I admit I for one have as well.
I fear for what our future holds as more foundations of our country are gradually destroyed and replaced so the United States of our ancestors is no longer identifiable. These days are approaching, attacks upon religious freedom via “constitutionality” is ludicrous. The first amendment is not there for people to use against religion, it’s there to protect the free practice thereof, no matter what it might be. If something offends you, don’t look at it. It’s simple, don’t destroy history because of your personal choice to find something offensive. In my opinion, the worst part of most of it is most do not search for the truth because they are afraid the will not like it because it doesn’t fit into their agenda.
This latest story is about the WWI Memorial cross that is now being slated for destruction. Seriously, a 93-year-old memorial for American Veterans is in the crosshairs because someone is offended by its shape. Forget the fact it is dedicated to people that died to give them the right to be vacuous and precocious. I believe that this whole idea of “separation of church and state” is being used completely wrong. By any court determining something needs to be removed due to religious fact over historic fact is biased and is, in fact, aiding in an religion the Atheist religion… Yeah yeah I know it’s not a religion, but yet, in essence, it is, just one without a leader, one set out to destroy all religion. Thank goodness after years of litigations at this time the cross is still standing safely under Constitutional protects as it should.