They say America has been on the wrong track since Abe’s time. They love America. Teddy bad Woody bad Frankie bad. Cooley is the man. New Deal did not help with the Great Depression. We represent the real America. MLK Jr. would have been a conservative today. We have always been the party of Lincoln striving for black equality. Blacks should vote for us. Hot is cold. You were taught wrong. Public education has ruined us. Harvard and Yale professors who study their subjects for years do not know what they are talking about. Me without any degrees I am the expert listen to me. Even though I daily proclaim the demise of America I am the one with a hope for this country. We need guns to protect us from our country but I am the true America.
So the revisionist thinking goes on and on. I am convinced if you can trace the beginnings of our demise of our country at least as far back as Lincoln you probably have never liked our country and should not proclaim yourself patriot but a mere citizen. Unhappy citizen at that. In fact I have decided you are not revisionists but contrarians. And if one goes by the wealthy lifestyles of talk radio hosts contrarianism is quite profitable.
I have always viewed contrarians as people in need of attention. It is different to express an alternative view then to rewrite the whole of history. We cannot agree today because we act as contrarians and feel a need to win every conversation. An alternative opinion needs expression but not dominance.
Spiritually speaking people who are contrarian are looking for ways to rise to power. They need attention and the power to make others assent to their views. It is Lucifer in the court of Heaven. Now Heaven is a pretty good place by anyone’s estimation and has been functioning well for eons but Lucifer has some problems and not only must he voice them he must ascend to the seat of power. There is no reasoning with him. So in the end he gains a place that does not have all the perks of the previous place. But Hell he can rule and call it his own at least for the time being.
He creates his own realm in the larger realm and secludes himself from the rest. He even has an alternative view of how things are going. It is not like no one else found fault with Heaven because some joined him but still ….
So we are now living in the hell our divisive politics have created. Nativism, violence, bigotry thrives because we feel an overwhelming need to be contrarian. We will oppose everything the President does. It does not matter what it may be. We even celebrate contrarians, give them places of power because we like them to tell it like it is. Now it is what we in yesteryears considered impolite or impolitic but that is okay because we must save a nation that has been going wrong since the mid 19th century. So if we destroy it we have not lost anything and besides my views are more important than treating others with inherent, justice, and love.
Welcome to the new America where the new boss is just like the old King.