Since the invention of democracy we have been at war with autocracy.
This is nothing new. What is new is the fact that so many within our own ranks, are the enemy
We used to hold that flag up and be United under it. The Star Spangled Banner means something different for everyone. And it used to mean the same.
We can’t even agree as of late if the Holocaust really happened. Seriously. You think I’m kidding? January 6th was either a national holiday, or an insurrection. But Hillary’s emails.
Now Russia is bit by bit claiming parts of Ukraine as its own. Latvia will be next. Didn’t we go to the Vietnam War for the same reason? We can’t let the dominoes fall. And they are falling. One by one.
I am at a loss for the state of us doing nothing. It is just one country fighting with another country, cry people. No. It isn’t. democracy fighting with autocracy. And autocracy is winning.
We are not The Shining Beacon we used to be. Even if we were, I don’t know who we shine for anymore. History repeats itself. Autocracy versus democracies is as old as the beginning of democracy! But for some reason, it just seems a little scarier.
I miss the 1980s. The fall of the Berlin Wall, wasn’t that awesome. We thought we were winning in the Battle of autocracy versus democracy. But history repeats. I feel like I’ve lived through this before.
I myself being a fan of democracy, I cannot just look the other way and say, oh it’s just another country way over there. Because that country way over there could be this country way over here. And I hope that never happens. But if it does, I am willing to die for democracy. I think we all need to think about that. Because democracy is not winning right now.
It is 2022. It is not the 1980s anymore. But history repeats itself. We will be back to those days once again. And we have gotten so much better. I am proud. B l m. LBGTQ Plus. We have come a long way. But not far enough.
I will not be around long enough to see 2100. And I know the globe will look a lot different. The question is, will it have democracies in it? Will it be a giant autocracy or two?
I hope for my great great great grandchildren we are still a democracy. And I hope for yours that there are people still willing to die for democracy. As history repeats itself, I don’t know which way it will repeat. Will democracy win? Or autocracy? It might be up to you