The opinions expressed in this feature are those of the author and not necessarily those of NightMoves and AAN
Here we are just 19 days into the new year of 2022 and the world around us continues to get crazier and crazier. Want some proof?
A worker at a Taco Bell Drive thru gets shot because the order didn’t come out fast enough……..A worker at a Burger King gets shot and taken to the hospital because the customer’s burger didn’t have extra cheese on it…….Another fast food worker gets punched by an irate customer over chicken nuggets……A grandmother, who was a manager at a Cracker Barrel, gets shot and killed trying to prevent a robbery and there is more.
Then there are the “smash and grab” lootings of department stores in California and other parts of the country with millions be stolen or damaged…….There is the recent looting of trains in Los Angeles destroying FED EX, UPS and Amazon packages, that included many boxes of PPE gear, home COVID tests and other medicals.
Then you have all the craziness in the air on various airlines with unruly passengers who create havoc. Flight Attendants being assaulted, attacked and hospitalized. You have passengers trying to storm the cockpit, travelers getting into fights with each other causing delays, not to mention all the cancellations taking place coast to coast.
Then you have all the weird, wacky winter weather rearing its ugly head and causing major problems on roadways throughout the country with rain, snow, ice, winds and most places not prepared for it. This weather and the lack of immediate help and service to clear roads and neighborhoods only adds to the overall problem people are facing.
Then there are the mixed signals coming from a fumbling, bumbling administration in Washington who doesn’t seem to have a clue about everything that is going on and how to deal with it. Of course they have the national media to keep driving home the fear and divide factor on the nightly news. That way they have you right where they want you, scared, full of fear and dividing people, families and erasing your common sense, just like they are erasing history.
Oh, there is more….a lot more, like the COVID roller coaster that I have purposely left out…………..for now, but I think you get the idea. So now I have one question?
Where the hell did my country go? I’ve been on this planet a long, long time and these past two years and now heading into a third, are the worst I have ever been witness to and part of. I thought going through the WW II years, Korea, the civil rights killings, riots and murders and Viet Nam were bad times. Hell, that was a piece of cake compared to today.
I could go on but I am really fed up with how this country is being run and my worst fear is that it will get worse before it gets better. Think what you want, be you a Republican, Democrat or independent, but this current administration does not give a damn about you or me, they only have their own self interests at the forefront. They continue to ignore the real problems facing this country and they do it because they have no clue how to fix it. They speak out of both sides of their mouths and nothing makes any sense. These people are on a self destruct course of destroying this great country of yours, mine and ours and I am just fed up with the whole damn mess. With two more years of this sh*t show in charge, God please help us because we are going to need it.
Now I ask you all to do what I am going to do……I am going to do my very best to make today and every day, the very best days that I can and enjoy what the good Lord has given me in this life.
Art Koch, National Features & DVD Editor, NightMoves Magazine and AAN