It was flags and God Bless America signs I noticed mostly in Kerrville last trip in. Had me wondering whether something was going on I’d missed.
Here’s a country where they’re still planting grass in the suburban yards so they can mow it at $3.50+ per gallon for the mowers, giant television sets, shiny new doolies, SUVs, RVs and golf courses demanding more blessings because the ones already provided don’t fill the cup.
But maybe I’m reading it wrong. Maybe God Bless America’s a parenthetical statement:
(Help me God, because the onliest people I’ve got to choose from are all going to provide me with more undeclared wars, ship more jobs overseas, bail out more banks, automobile companies, allow my savings to be ravaged, and treat my Social Security as though it were welfare beggings.)
I dunno. Seems to me this nation’s enjoyed considerable blessings for the duration of the lives of everyone living in it. Even those living on the streets, on the Reservations, just about everywhere, compared to a great majority of the less-deserving who didn’t manage to get born here.
If there’s a diety out there looking for advice maybe a “Thankee!” would get a better hearing than, “Gimme more!”
Maybe it’s time to belly up to the bar and recognize that life’s a tough place to live and sometimes people have to live it without giant television sets and new SUVs. Judging by the people the US public have selected to look out for their interests it would take a diety a lot more forgiving than the one a majority of believers believe in to heap more blessings on those demanding them.
Thowing good money after bad isn’t one of the traits attributed to the usual diety.