We really aren’t the home of free speech and will. At least not fully and completely. We can analyze, review and offer opinions—even sneak into the White House—but those who really try and make change via free speech are smacked down like an anger ball on a desk.
Fear Not but Laugh Like Renfield
It’s important to note that while the average U.S. citizen can’t do much to better America; neither can the President says Slate Magazine in the article, “The President Can’t Actually Do Things.”
The president can “propose” things but in the world of D.C., it seems our senate and congress representatives think of the word “Propose” as a fighting word. “Let him propose away! Ah ha, Ah ha! We can’t hear you!”
The faces of every senate and congress member remind me of Dracula’s Renfield—lost in his own little world of craziness and upheaval. What do I hear when they speak? I hear Renfield’s famous laugh from the very first Dracula movie starring Bela Lugosi.
Never heard the original Renfield laugh? The video below shows my favorite, the 1931 original film and nobody since could make the hair on your neck stand up like actor Dwight Frye.
Congress and Senate folks don’t really care about us. They care about having power, influence and wealth. The ones who really care are booted out as soon as their deceit is revealed! Zealot! He must be stoned!
We can’t say certain things to threaten the president or his family and that’s okay, but apparently we can’t Occupy anything (at least not for long) or protest too much or we will be judged (and reported) as that horrible idealist—because the Renfield’s in Washington do have their friends in the press.
We are literally at the mercy of our leaders and unfortunately, we put them there and now we can’t get them out! No one listens to those who really try and make a change every election—“vote them out!” These folks are touted as lunatics (mostly in the press via the government) so we sit back, agree and do nothing.
Where’s Our Will?
We are in the fated line of going nowhere. We are zombies awaiting our last trip to the Soylent Green factory. We are too afraid to argue. We are afraid because our government makes us fearful. We do what they say, including invading our bodies in airport security lines—because we’re told if we say or do anything, we shall be punished, arrested or worse. We have no voice. We have no representation. We are truly lost in the most conventional sense.
“No one is spying on you!” (Replay Renfield laugh).
Much as a battered woman believes she is not worth anything due to abuse after abuse, we too have settled into sameness (or shame). If I hear one more American say, “There’s nothing we can do about that,” I think I’ll have a word or two to say to that person but I’ll be laughed at or shunned.
Jesus or Plato and Socrates—these were true zealots, thought to have evil powers that were simply not allowed.
Try speaking out too loud or doing something strong like leaking U.S. documents and you will be shunned, shot, jailed—maybe all three.
Our borders should have signs that say: “Zealots, Dreamers and Idealists Not Allowed.”
Is that why we fear immigrants? In fear of them offering a new idea? Maybe.
I feel sorry for my grandson and while he’s too little to understand (or care) about his free speech or free will, I hope by the time he grows up, there are zealots and dreamers that are talked about and praised in schools everywhere—from sea to shining sea.
If you believe in free speech and free will, why aren’t you doing anything about it? As one, I can use my voice. Why not do more you ask?
Well, the economy has left me with a lack of funds and I don’t think Kickstarter will fund a political upheaval. If I, however, had access to anything that could make Americans stand up and say we’re done, then I would surely do so.
Words, however, are a small start. I least I think so.