It comes, and it goes. The American Dream. It’s what we are taught dream about, that good ole’ American Dream.
By 2024, we will have a National debt of approximately $44 Trillion dollars.
By my own estimates, we’ll fall behind to other wealthy nations.
I am the type of individual who would give all of my money away to a charitable cause, but alas, I am a man without much money (if pennies count), so I often find myself rifting into a new dream. Another’s dream.
If I do, if I have $100 Billion dollars, do I keep it?
What happened to The American Dream?
Technology & The Arts appear to be in control, but if I didn’t try to summarize what we owe and focused on who owns what, I would say that the Common American cannot weather the coming storm.
I would say that those who reap wealth have selfishly left behind their Cohorts. I would say that they have belittled The Republic. I would say that they have stolen.
If I were of the wealthy, I would derive a cure for the root of our problem.
Are they? Do they care? Do Hip-Hop moguls and other extraordinary artists care? Do they care that America is losing this war of wealth? Are they going to keep The American Dream going? Do Americans even matter anymore?
This isn’t about being black, nor white, Mexican, Jew, or Gentile. This is about the sanctity of The Republic. The American Republic is suffering, yet so many make too much money while money becomes more of an extreme scarcity.
NBA players make explosive contracts, that turn into nothing but houses and cars. They take little care of their earnings, and the little money they donate is not enough to help the Nation.
Actors make multi-million dollar contracts through their acting abilities, but what do we make? Are we now JUST to be entertained?
Did anything that #BernieSanders said make any sense? Did it make sense to anyone?
Donald Trump was filmed with the accompaniment of other celebrities to show that they control America, in a lewd and pornographic video, but what happens when Americans are forced to wake up? What happens when something truly wakes us up? Remember September 11, 2001?
We fall so easily into the pits of celebrity that we fail to see the significance of The American. We have built ourselves into a war-mongering nation, and we would rather pay millions upon millions of dollars to socialites and athletes, as opposed to helping our new born children and the homeless.
There are even homeless veterans on the streets. Yet, America doesn’t care. Although 1 of the top 10 wealthiest Americans could single-handedly end poverty and homeless across the entire nation, they do not. The wealthiest profiteers have taken off with the American Dream. It may not be too late to repair our damages, but have we not defeated The Enemy?
If not for war, what can we not band together? Division is how we love to be, but we have divided ourselves into an incredibly large pit, and now we aren’t focused enough together to fix our most modern issues.
We worry about medicine, we worry about healthcare, education for our children and the safety of our roads and buildings. What about the economy?
I took one economic class, and I learned was that Americans are not in control. We have already leveraged too many of our jobs abroad. We fear doing work for ourselves, and we refuse to pay Americans anymore. Because of our selfishness, we have created an ever-impossible-to-stop vacuum where the wealthy become even more wealthy, while the basic American suffers and struggles with depression, being poor, being belittled, and frankly, too many of us just don’t want to live. We run to drugs to feed our obsession with a life that no one cares about us in.
So whilst the musicians make billions and the tech gurus, like Mark Zuckerberg, reap in more billions than fathomable, the clock turns.
The clock turns while hundreds of thousands of American suffer with medical debt, educational debt.
The clock turns while my generation tries hard to suffice.
The clock turns while Jezz Bezos enjoys his $100 Billion Dollar Empire.
Beyonce basks in her poetic freedom, enveloped by all the richest she could dream of.
The clock turns while The Kardashian Family forces us to be their slaves, their fans, their contributors, and their peons.
The clock turns. Some day, we’ll wonder why we never tried to fix this clock.
Until then, the clock merely turns, and turns, and turns, and turns. . .
The Clock turns.
They are coming. Your best days are right ahead. Don’t lose hope, don’t let your faith in yourself dwindle. You are capable of really great, and amazing things.
Yes, you can!
You can do whatever you put yourind to. You are a winner, and even when you fail, just know that everyone fails. Falling short of your goals does not make you any less of a person. Failing can be a humbling experience. In those moments, we learn to conquer adversity and we regain the spirit to triumph.
Don’t quit on yourself! Continue to dream!
You are an amazing human being, capable of insurmountable feats. As you approach your best days, know that they will be plentiful. Enjoy life while you are on your way there. Exercise. Learn. Love. Teach and encourage others to do the same. Instill in friends and family that they are winners, just like you. Create a culture of champions. Lead the way. Take charge, and don’t be afraid of risk.
Be yourself, enjoy your life and live to the fullest. Your best days are right ahead.
Life routinely challenges us. Not a day goes by without some assortment of unforeseen circumstances, and it is in those moments where we must use what we know and have to get through our daily challenges. In those moments, many are fortunate enough to have the aid and assistance of close friends and families; close bonds built over the years that serve to get many through their challenges.
But even in a person’s solitude do they not have to falter. It just so happens that sometimes we fail. I myself have tried and failed many times. Often times, it can be incredibly frustrating and demoralizing, but it can also be humbling. New challenges arise everyday, and it isn’t always easy to get through them.
It is good to try, and it’s always good to know, that with a new day on the horizon, there are always more opportunities ahead.
New beginnings are good for us. They are at least good for me. I’ve personally tried many new things: new jobs, new exercises, new recreational activities, and new endeavors. I’ve had my fun times, and I’ve had my miserable experiences. Life lessons come in many sizes and packages, and these daily challenges are there, not to ensure that life is difficult, but because we are often times capable of achieving our goals and many others feats, often beyond even our dreams.
When I started this blog, it was supposed to be for my poetry. But, as time went on, I learned to view love differently, and as my views changed, so did my writing. So I stopped writing poetry, and I very briefly wrote about the world of politics. I’m a novice at blogging, although I’ve had some other blogs. Yet, I embraced the few moments I felt self accomplished in writing about the 2016 election, the president, and recent news.
I’ve sort of taken a step away from that, only briefly. Now I just enjoy having this website, because I can express myself however I see fit. Mecella – The Republic. It seems and sounds cool to me. It may not be my way to make millions, it may not catch on to hundreds of thousands of people. No, it may never make me successful.
It is mine, though. I love it for that. To me, it was a new beginning. There are thousands, hundreds of thousands of websites that have helped people to connect and express themselves. I enjoy the luxury of being able to post what I like, and being able to frame my words how I see fit.
I enjoy that this blog of mine is an entirely new beginning for me.
So, how far will I take it? Where do I go from here? Will I say something groundbreaking someday? Perhaps create a new obsessive trend…
With new beginnings, anything is possible. I’ll try to do something great, like that of so many other awesome people out here. Briefly, I should say that there are many inspiring people in the world. Many are my family, many are friends or associates I have met over my brief period of work history. Many are teachers, whom I believe to be the world’s greatest influences.
Go into the world, and accomplish what you’ve set out to do. Work hard at it, and don’t be afraid to reach out. Even if you’re at it alone, don’t give up on yourself.
If you falter, don’t hate yourself for too long. It is only natural that we will at times not be successful. Embrace new days. Embrace new beginnings.
The obvious answer is very strong. Hundreds of billions of dollars is now spent annually on America’s Defense. The United States Army is as strong as ever, and every other branch appears to exist without much flaw. As a matter of fact, one can conduct a bit of research and decipher that often times, too much is spent on the Department of Defense. Whirlwind headlines of Navy coffee mugs costing thousands of dollars can be a prime example of a Nation’s military with a budget that appears to have no end.
So my question is, with a military spread all over the entire world and allies spanning every continent, why has The President declared a State of Emergency?
The U.S. Government was recently Shut down for over 31 days, the longest recorded government shutdown in recorded history. With a military so strong, in a robust and prosperous Capitalist society, a shutdown is now the tail end to what appears to be a declaration of an emerging crisis.
In recent month’s time, there were reports of an invasion along the southern border, an actual cry from the President which has led him to orchestrate a campaign of border defense. His campaign includes most importantly, a 2000 mile long border wall between The U.S. and Mexico. Without rehashing the terrible war of words President Trump has had with others over this wall, it is easy to understand that he was incapable of acquiring the funds necessary to complete his campaign promise of building a massive border wall.
This, only days after a month long Government Shutdown, and after only acquiring 1 billion dollars of the 30+ or so billion dollars needed for his project, The President has now issued a State of Emergency.
How long does this remain in effect? Who does it effect? Are we as weak as he perceives? What is to come?
Perhaps the most important question may be, are we going to be invaded?
What a world of conspiracy. This is no Russian folk tale.
In a powerful display of opposition to President Trump announcing a complete withdrawal of troops from Syria, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis submitted his letter of resignation. The letter, pictured below, highlights many facets that General Mattis enjoyed while Secretary of Defense, but the letter also plainly States to the President that he does not agree with the decision to withdraw troops from Syria, arguing that the move abandons allies on the battlefield.
Despite the resignation of General Mattis, and what appears to be a bipartisan pushback from both Republicans and Democrats, President Trump remains resilient in his decision to withdraw troops, explaining to the American People that ISIS has been defeated, and that he has been more successful than any President in modern history in defeating ISIS.
Several officials and News outlets have reported that the decision to withdraw troops was not advised by Senior military officials or The Pentagon, and that this is move done largely in part by Donald Trump.
Again, despite pushback from every angle, Trump remains resilient in downsizing the battlefields overseas, with rumors now floating the agenda that The President also intends to withdraw as many as 9,000 troops from Afghanistan as early as January.
General Mattis served four decades in The United States Marine Corps. He ends his career on a high note, putting countrymen and his allies before self. He will officially depart Trump’s Administration February 2019.
The time of the year is upon us, where citizens across The United States of America now have the chance to exercise their rights and vote into office the candidates they believe will best represent them as Mayors, Governors, and congressional representatives in both The House and The Senate.
This Tuesday, November 6th 2018 is Election Day. Commonly referred to as The Midterms, this marks a day where we’ll essentially see either The Republican party maintain their dominance across the country, or The Democrats gaining much needed representation and control in The House or The Senate, to begin their process of amending many of the decisions Republicans have made.
For The Democrats, it is crucial that enough representatives are elected to seize control of either The House or The Senate, or both. If not, and if their campaigning fails as it did during the Presidential Election of 2016, where Donald Trump managed to seize victory over long-time Government server Hillary Clinton, The United States of America could begin to see policy implementation by The Republicans ramp up. Americans could also see the eradication of The Obama Era Healthcare Plan, an end to Birthright Citizenship, and tremendous cuts to spending on Social aid (Medicaid and Social Security).
It is important to vote.
Regardless of your party affiliation, if you feel concerned about a topic, or wish for change in your neighborhood and society, it is important to vote. As a registered Democrat, I am eager to vote, and I hope to see The Democrats pull off significant power grabs in Congress. As someone who voted in 2016 for a Democrat to be President, I’ve learned that polls are are no longer a trustworthy source to grasp voter turnout demographics. This year, the message is clear: go out and vote.
Come Tuesday, we decide the direction our country moves in. Vote for what you believe in. If Donald Trump does not sit right with you, and if you demand change right now, go out and vote. Your voice can be heard, and your power to vote can and will change the entire course of this Nation. It is of utmost importance, and I urge anyone who reads this, to go out and vote.
Any average american will tell you that border protection is one of the major problems facing our Nation today. Over the past decade, studies have found that an average of 1 million immigrants have entered the country annually. As of today, there are roughly 37 million immigrants now residing here in the United States. Recent Presidents have a history of trying to implement comprehensive immigration policies, from George W. Bush’s welcoming message to immigrants (much to the dismay of his party), to Barrack Obama’s prolific speech acknowledging that the government had failed practices of immigration and that immigration reform needed to happen.
Walking to the beat of an entirely different drum from his predecessors, President Trump ran his entire campaign with the promise of dismantling any immigrant’s ability to cross into the U.S. illegally, and throughout his campaign demanded of the government to build a massive 2,000 mile long wall, reinforced with border agents along it’s mammoth divide between the United States and Mexico. The Wall is a campaign promise that has yet to be met, and different factions of the government are squabbling with one another to figure out just how this wall is going to be funded.
Although the process is taking longer than President Trump would have liked, it does appear that funds are accumulating.
The Wall has a proposed budget of around $18 billion dollars, yet legislation has never been implemented for a project of this caliber before (except for military projects). Given the sheer size and ramifications of it existing, key officials and lawmakers are still scrambling to find a way to fund the wall without the approval of The Democrats, who currently stand against the construction of the wall and still advocate for immigration reform. A recent proposal by Representative Bradley Bryne, Republican from Alaska, introduces legislation aimed at allowing Republicans to circumvent votes from Democrats to pay for the wall. The proposal has the same build as a proposal from 2017, which was used to pass a Tax Overhaul Bill. If the proposal works, and Republicans are allowed to pass legislation with around 50 votes, a request of funds from The U.S. Treasury at the tune of $25 billion dollars will be allocated to The Department of Homeland Security for both a security trust and border protection.