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Too Many Sheep, Not Enough Sheep Dogs and the Shepherds are Asleep, in America Today

Ignore the in-my-face obvious issues and lend all of my attention to unwarranted, groundless non-issues? Not happening!

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Historians Estimate...

Not Much Has Changed...

The article linked above, was among the very first articles written by me, for Hub Pages, several years back.

It has been revised a time or two; pertinent information has been added or something personal - thought beneficial, included, but what hasn't been revised are the facts contained within, including the lack of interest by a large percentage of Americans (Colonists)

As laid out in the article, not everyone wanted:

Freedom from tyranny

Liberty over subjugation

Independence rather than dependence on an overbearing, often cruel, anything but representative of 'all the people' all of the time, foreign entity

40% wanted it, were willing to work for it, fight for it, if necessary, and it was absolutely necessary!

60% didn't care; they were either indifferent about it, had a loyalty to the British Crown or some obligation/sense of servitude toward those in power, accepting servitude as, their lot in life.

If you think about it, for about a second, not much has changed!

I'd like to believe that at some point in history, the numbers got switched by progressive-types and maybe it was 60% wanting it, not indifferent to it. I hope so, I hope it wasn't as high as 60% in opposition {or indifferent} to us, the United States of America!

I have to believe that it isn't at 60% today (in opposition to the U.S.) but we are led to believe it is, because the enemies of this Country, have much too much influence, power and control over us!

Much like Great Britain did at one time!

The difference (and this is a big one) the anti-American ruling elite are right here - within our borders!

We are currently in the midst of an all out war on America, from within

America-hating is ever present; in sports (even showing up at the Olympics) on television network news, in afternoon and evening talk shows, in the classroom, in the boardroom, in advertising and certainly in politics!

So bad, that even Old Glory; the stars and stripes, our United States flag, is far from safe; repeatedly targeted, spoken of {and much too often} treated, in a vile and contemptible manner!

So far gone that the renaming of sports teams has become commonplace; many team names honoring someone or something in History, but it matters not to the indifferent, if it doesn’t impact them, personally!

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As Sheep?

It certainly matters not to the ignorant, as, like locusts, they will destroy anything or anyone in their path!
The only numbers which seem to be strengthening in the United States, because they don't take the time to learn, don't delve into history to understand it and don't care to the gullible, the credulous - the followers!

Their goal; what's in it for them, while not caring or giving a second thought to who gets hurt in the process {them in time} they let themselves be used!

They are no more than useful idiots to the all powerful, all controlling figures in Washington D.C., throughout Corporate America, Academia, Media, etc.

All the energy these followers can manage to muster is spent on unwittingly lining the pockets and further empowering the dangerous, reckless individuals or entities they so blindly follow, in some made up cause-of-the-day, designed to get them worked up and get them doing the dirty work required!

With no allegiance to anyone or anything, only the lust for power, the enemies within, will use them up while reaping and profiting and then toss them aside. Keeping their own hands clean, in the process

Have too many citizens of this Country, become as sheep?

Would these followers, let's go with 40% (too high you think?) follow the sheep ahead of them, right off the side of a cliff, to their death?

I can't bear to go any higher with that percentage.

All the optimism and hope I hold for a turnaround of this Country, would be lost!

Although, at this moment in time, I am not inclined to go any lower!

I'd like to know that my fellow American has my back, because no matter what (unless they are trying to stab me in mine) I'll have theirs!

I am not so sure any longer that a majority would and I do hope that I am wrong in saying that, especially when it comes to my life or the life of a loved one!

Too many people don't want to hear about it, don't want to talk about it, don't want to be bothered with it. They wish to be left alone to tend to their own business....

I am reminded of those in the south, who were indifferent when it came to the war. Many were dirt poor, barely making a living for themselves and their families {they certainly weren't slave owners} but were certainly in competition with the slave-owners!

It mattered not, when it {the war} made its way to their property, to their front door, they had no choice but to fight; for their families, for their land, for survival.

Although, no more than poor farmers, wanting no part of it, that didn't stop it from pulling them right into the middle of it, as has happened in wars throughout the world, throughout history, throughout time!

We have seen so many statues toppled, from the Civil War era; as if they were all such monsters, as if there weren't many different things going on, all at once.

But no matter, they've been lumped all together and don't deserve any type of recognition for ever having lived!

That's the real kicker and if you check ten different sources, half will state, the majority wanted civil war and half will state, the majority did not want any part of a civil war!

I believe the latter!

I believe, and I am sure this phrase has been coined, certainly not attempting to take credit for it, "poor men suffered and died in a rich man's war."

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Are you a Leader or are you a Follower?

But, nevertheless, here we are today, with clueless groups of followers destroying parts and pieces, reminders of the past; splattering paint over - our history; the good and the bad - knocking our history off its perch, from the ugliest which we are intended to learn from to the most selfless and glorious, makes no difference, to the ground they're toppled for a thorough abuse-fest!

The ignorant out doing these destructive things;

have targeted for destruction, statues which freed former slaves commissioned themselves and worked to pay for themselves

have destroyed statues of the Emancipation Proclamation President, the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln and of the Father of this Country, George Washington; two of the most selfless men ever born

have destroyed statues and memorials of Saints and of Abolitionists, those people from all walks of life that put their lives {their families lives} their livelihoods on hold and in danger, in order to end the horrific act of slavery

I'll say it, yes, people who are perfectly capable of destroying statues and memorials that they know nothing about...

doing damage to anything, everything and every one who dares to be on their path or gets in their way...

while they're out doing the dirty work for the worst of all humanity; the spineless, cowardly kind, hiding behind the backs of their henchman, so-called heroes, those with black hearts, the doers of evil...

would follow a group of like-minded people off the side of a cliff to their deaths, in a heartbeat!

Hate to say it, that's where we are in America today!

But it goes much further than that and gets much worse, because people choose to watch {in many cases, videotape for fortune or fame...rather than rescue} or they choose to completely ignore/tune-out what's happening in their own neighborhoods and community.

As an innocent senior citizen or an innocent off duty firefighter gets attacked, because they've, unfortunately, crossed paths with dangerous animals on two legs

As an innocent jogger or an innocent Taxi driver or an innocent child out playing in her own front yard or riding in her Mom's car, gets shot to death...because a dollar is so much more important than a life!

They are getting away with much of it because they feel empowered by those they obediently follow like sheep, the anti-American crowd {those who have taken charge} our enemies of today, within our own borders...those with too much influence, too much power and too much control over our lives!

How long do we remain quiet, indifferent, neutral, before the fight is at the edge of our property or at our front door?

Then what?

This song perfectly conveys my thoughts, my feelings....

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 A B Williams

Comments

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on July 29, 2021:

Yay a comment, not getting a lot of those these days! ;)

Thanks Ken!

We could use some manpower in our little business right now, no one is responding to the call. It's like that everywhere, a 'Help Wanted' sign is up, pretty much wherever I go.

There will always be jobs that A.I. can't do, but will people always be willing to do them?

They don't seem to want the jobs today, at this moment in time, but I don't think it's because they don't have strong work ethics, they are just lacking the drive right now, a lot of people are burned out and running on fumes!!

Always good to hear from you.

Ken Burgess from Florida on July 29, 2021:

I think this article makes some excellent points.

I would agree we certainly have a 60% or more majority that either support that "big government" control or are ambivalent about it.

I think the major change today, and a FIRST in history, is that manpower is no longer needed... for thousands of years workers were needed to work the fields, or work the factories... today technology is replacing man... robots, Artificial Intelligence, Computers and Cell Phones, are making the need for actual workers less and less necessary.

That puts the "working class" in a position where they have no leverage, and may find they have no voice in decisions made by governments in the future, when the growing majority of people produce nothing of necessity for society, and are nor necessary for food or production, what becomes of their ability to influence and control what happens to them, or what their government does?

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