Why the Flag?
This post is going up for July 4th so that I can get a few things clear. There is a flag on the front page of Biiwii.com. I put it there for Memorial Day in memory of my wife's grampy - a WWII hero - and all the fallen heroes of our great country. Yes, I wrote 'GREAT' country in spite of what ails it - much of which has been chronicled on my website and blog for several years. I decided to keep the flag up through the independence day celebration.
But you know what? The flag is going to remain there because the website and blog are surely not 'hate America' sites. There is enough of that going around in other areas and while I am critical of the nonsensical way in which modern America goes about its business (see my first public commentary ever, 2004's FrankenMarket Lives which was really my first and last word on the subject). I realize how lucky I am to have been born and raised here with all the benefits of a 20th century during which the country spent the majority of its time in ascendancy. Sadly, that is no longer the case and we have future generations to think about. Hard questions must be asked but in typical American fashion, we will roll up our sleeves - after the public becomes fully awake (and they're on their way) - and get on with it. If we hate ourselves... if we suddenly get a major case of the 'rhut rohs'... if we give in to the slovenly side of the culture that has increasingly held sway, we are truly done. My website was created as a reaction to what I saw in' FrankenMarket Lives' and it is done out of love for this country.
Oh, and if you are American, you might want to give that crank with no chance of winning the presidency, Ron Paul, a listen. It is your country and it is time to wake up. Can we ever go back to a Constitutional Republic? My oldest kid knows there ain't no Santa Claus. But it is vital that we get back to sound values and practices as a nation... and the flag stays.