By Lenny Moynihan
It seems the problem we have in America is this desperate need for an idol. Although both black and white communities have picked Obama as a top contender, this last week it seemed to be Michael Jackson. I am sorry that I need to point out color but it seems we are still doing that. Of course, we heard that Michael was more black than white and he really represented the black community. I think this was a similar argument with Obama. I recognize there will always be idiots in America and the world at large that are racist; thus, the fallen world we live in. Many of us have encountered some kind of prejudice some worse than others. I can say it was drilled into me by this society that I am not to see color. Was I the only one paying attention? I know I am not the only person that has lived my life this way so why can't the rest of you? To the black community and others that love to use the race card I say it is time to let the color go. We are an inflexible society that grabs onto issues and don't want to let them go.
I found out in my 20's that I am the steward of my destiny. This is not a left or right tenet, this is a life Truth. If I had personal problems and excess baggage, I would need to find the answers. If I wanted riches, I would need to work for them. If I wanted to be married with longevity, I would have to work at it. The common thread here is me working at it. I have spent a life time addressing my personal issues so I could be all that I could be. I am convicted in my beliefs and I have no need for a flesh and blood idol. I have filled my own voids because no one else can! It seemed Michael was a broken person although incredibly talented. Obama, to me, is an egomaniac. How can either of these men be an idol to fill my needs? More importantly, why are Americans so desperate for someone else to fix it for them?
I say we have lost our sense of self. The black community refuses to set aside color so every single issue must include that conflict. Obama refuses to let go of his agenda so we must watch our country's demise. The left refuses to let go of its hatred and vitriol speech so we must continue to look bad to other countries. The fundamental right clings to it's judgement; even though, Christ made it clear thou shall not judge. The white community is so busy being politically correct they have forgotten their own thoughts and feelings. In the end, none of this is working except for the government at large, or should I say as it gets larger!
We have become an insane nation and if you don't believe me turn on the news. Our government is not representing it's people. The glamour life style of pop stars and Hollywood don't represent us either. They are all thriving because of our needs for idols and the distraction of white noise. As a nation, we really need to get it together. We are 233 years old and we have become more immature not mature. The fundamental premise is the pursuit of the individual not BIG OVER GRASPING AND OVER REACHING GOVERNMENT. Instead we look to Presidents and pop stars to create our governance. This pattern is deadly. America take a good look at yourself. I ask you, do you like what you see?