True Order, I can be a cynical bastard when I want to be. And I can be very optimistic, it kind of depends on the subject.
When you compare our country to the other ones, ours is a child by comparison. I don't view myself as an idiot, but I don't claim to be the smartest guy around. If people think that there are problems then those same people should try to do something about it. If you think things are going down hill and circling the drain then fight tooth and nail to claw your way out of it.
So, is our country too far gone. I personally don't think so. But nothing will change if no one does anything about it. I don't know shit about politics, but the most basic of basic stuff. I don't know the answer to the big questions that might save the day, but I know that their are people out there who are smart enough or have the ability to become smart enough to come up with it.
We can claw our way out of any hole we dig ourselves in, but we need to want to. We've become a generation of critics and arm chair bloggers and while critics serve their purpose they won't fix anything on their own. What it take are people of action. People who look at whatever mess is before them and find a way to clean it up.
The human spirit can be an impressive thing. If we fight for change, help each other and remind the haters that they can yell as loud as the want to but they'll never be right. Human beings are tenacious creatures, we can accomplish a lot especially when we work together. Personally I think the first step is actually caring about your fellow man.
Another artist I like once said that a human being only care about two things: Their selves and things that remind them of their selves. I want to disagree with this, despite the evidence otherwise.
I don't think we're too far gone, as long as we have the will to march forward even if someone tell us its pointless. Believing isn't enough, we need our brains, our common sense, we need to work together. We need people with a few good ideas, people to want to make a change for the better. We can only be great if we put in the work.
We just need to actually give a shit. And I think we can still do that.
Or maybe I'm just being too optimistic and I don't know what the hell I'm talking about.