it’s been plain to see
from sea-to-shining sea
America has become an idiocracy
instead of a democracy
oh say, can you see…
the dumbing down of our society?
our president’s notoriety?
the partisan impropriety?
someday historians will agree
this was a dark time in our history
our saving grace, we love to be free
we believe in social equality
and in the Constitution’s guarantee
the very foundation of this country
I’ve seen the elephant, but nothing like this!
I use to watch The Twilight Zone, a television anthology series created by Rod Serling.
The show pushed the limits of reality with psychological horror, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and psychological thrillers, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist, and usually with a moral.
But as strange as Serling’s stories were they pale in the light of our 21st century realities.
Who would have thought America would some day be led by a racist man-child who thought it was okay to grab women’s vaginas?
Who would have thought America would become a laughingstock because we have a narcissist Liar-In-Chief leading us?
Who would have thought we’d be so close to a nuclear war with Korea? It’s a modern day Cuban missile crisis, but we have added the factor of two emotional stunted world leaders threatening each other.
Who would have thought that there would be a renaissance of racism in America in the 21st century, as the alt-right stepped into the lime light after Trump was elected?
Who would have thought that the American people would become so dumbed down by fake news that they would elect a greedy con man president?
Who would have thought something called the internet would change the world?
As It Stands, I’m 66-years old and have “seen the elephant“ as the oldtimers use to say, but nothing compares to today!