AMERICA

America is a ticking time bomb

Anger and guns — a deadly combination

300 percent increase in gun sales in March

People are angry. They’re angry about the Covid lockdowns. They’re angry because they are losing their jobs and can’t pay the rent and feed their families. They’re angry because the stores are all out of the food and supplies they need to survive.

They are angry because they get beaten up by the cops if they don’t keep a certain distance from each other in public. They’re angry at the politicians who pretend to be helping but in truth are making things worse with partisan, self-serving bullshit. And African-Americans are angry because they find themselves — yet again — in the crosshairs of deadly racism.

In short, Americans are as mad as hell.

Peter Finch as Howard Beale in the 1976 movie ‘Network’

Howard Beale, the Mad Prophet of the Airwaves, yelled this mantra 44 years ago, but it’s more relevant in the Age of Covid than it was then — with one third of the country out of work and 2,000 people dying of the virus every day, with no end in sight.

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16 thoughts on “America is a ticking time bomb

  1. ….there will be a fight against socialism!! Social medicine, COVID 19, stimulus checks, food rationing may be the signs of the battle ahead. Thank you Mich for your insightful share.

    1. Thanks for reading it. As bad as things are, they will get worse, and as you say, socialism is on the march — as politicians take control of every aspect of our lives. The answer may be to head for the woods and become self-sufficient. I’m ready to give it a shot.

      1. Mich, things have been going bad for a long time, and I can only say believe that some people fail to open their eyes up to the things that are taking shape. So many of us are angry at the wrong time and for the wrong reasons.. what a hellish divide. I suppose something worse has to happen for clarity to come about. 😞🙏

      2. Right. The Bible quote, “the meek shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5) got it backwards, methinks — the strong and the independent will prevail. Better to be a Beowulf than a sheep.

      3. No matter .. I do trust and believe in the worded scripture. We are more than flesh. The physical is always dying, and the physical must and will die. The soul, that inner being will come to the fire and do God’s Will. There is NO WAY Satan is going to win when the Lord is coming for these are the very end times. Hitler and no tyrant has ever won, and neither will a tyrant win today, if a tyrant should fully succeed, God’s kingdom will not come!

  2. 😢I cry because this is all sad, it’s sad because it’s the truth. What’s happening in this country is ugly and for the children it is…well…fill in the blank there are too many words and I can’t find one to use :/.

    There is too much good in the world to let one man and his groupies destroy us all…sorry…I try not to point any fingers…but it’s getting to that point.

  3. The children, yes, I worry about the children, but I think they will grow up tough and ready to handle anything — a new generation of Beowulfs!

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