No form of government except a democracy allows the activities now occurring in the United States of America to flourish. The concept of democracy includes permitting citizens the necessary rights to bring about change when change is needed. Since its creation, American democracy has writhed and twisted, bent and adjusted, to become a more just and compassionate society.
There is nothing that Americans united can’t do to improve their country. It’s when people in power believe they can disrupt that unity that the country trembles under the onslaught. However, even then, as in the past, Americans stand up and cause the change needed.
Currently, America is controlled but the Republican Party, which over the previous few decades slipped into an organization owned by corporate America and the religious right. Those in charge now are gathering as much personal wealth and power as possible and as quickly as possible. Many Americans saw this coming but none truly believed it could or would get so bad so fast.
Americans can and must thank social media for the quagmire of 2017 and today. While eager users seek clicks, likes, and followers, they transform into tiny blue birds or some meme that collects attention. These internet nannies serve little purpose for the greater good. But they do feed into the messages corporations promote.
So when social media bloggers begin telling the world that every government, country, etc. has its time and maybe Americans should accept that their time as a world leader is over, that it’s run its course, that democracy has failed, they feed their utter lack of historical knowledge into mainstream fear. What they actually inform us that they do not understand the principles of democracy. Nor the history of democracy.
Want proof that democracy is the best form of government? Become a Russian citizen and try doing what Americans are now doing. Become a citizen of China and give it a whirl. Changing society does not happen there. Ever.
In America citizens have recreated their country again and again. Sometimes at great cost to human life. But each time the country came through better and stronger despite what the whiners of those times declared. And this time, once the majority of Americans stand up and state loudly that enough is enough, it will happen again. Let’s just hope social media darlings, and whining nannies are muffled by logic and compassion, by the unity of Americans who will again show the world why so many people from everywhere wanted to become American since the country’s creation.