To lose the Kennedy seat to a GOP representative that stands against everything that the Kennedy brothers stood for, isn't just mindboggling, it was inevitable. My thoughts are best expressed by Jon Stewart.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart|
Thank God the Kennedys who gave so much are gone, they might have been tempted to kill themselves to see how far the America that two out of three of them died for has turned into "it's not my problem, it's everyone else's and they must be trying to take what little I have even if it isn't as worth as much as it was last week and I just won't stand for it!"
When did we become a nation of taking the good stuff for ourselves and punishing or restricting those who want the same things? Oh, that's right. Ever since we started slaughtering Indians because they lived on land we wanted and then used slaves to turn that land into crops that not only sustained a family but enabled that same family to "lord" it over those who owned shops instead of land. Just like every other period throughout human history.
What my father neglected to tell me all the times he swore that America was a few steps away from a police state was that one of the first steps was for the people to become sheeple. Like the Germans, Russians, North Koreans, Iraqis, Iranians, Pakistanis and Afghans before us, sheeple believe that someone else will save them. And if takes a loss of opportunities, liberties, freedom of movement, then so be it. And so it will be.
Thanks to an education system that rewards standardization and punishes individual thinking.