The American Empire


When plowing the garden with an ancient swayback when I was a kid on the farm I often sang a song; the old grey mare she ain't what she used to be many long years ago. Bless her heart, she ultimately succumbed to the ravages of misquitoes, ticks, bats, horse flies, snake bites, gout, an entanglement in a barbed wire fence and old age.

Today, as I look around, I can't help but see an anology with what is occuring in the United States, succumbing to corruption, infidelity, rapists, pedophiles, pimps, child- molesters, wife abusers, voyeurs, stalkers, pornographers, scam-artists, theives,  muggers, car-jackers, shoplifters, killers, nakedness, venereal diseases, religious charlatans and old age. My old song came to mind; The American Empire ain't what  it used to be many long years ago. I feel like a tourist on a cruise in rough seas and  the Captain asleep in his quarters with the attendants looting the passenger safes in the office.

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Paul L. Dragu January 05, 2013 at 04:00 PM
Good thought Mr.York. But a lot of us don't really know what she [ America] used to be. You mentioned the pedophiles and naked lewds but today's intelligencia would counter your "good 'ol day" perception with the lack of civil rights for blacks, and before that, the oppressive state of women. So while the good 'ol days may have been good for you, what about women and minorities?


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