Well here I go, against my own will, tiptoeing into the political arena once more. I promised myself that I would not do this again because it only gets people agitated and hostile. But mine is a neutral stand, more or less, that cries for the good old USA to take a time out. I mean, how can you not say things just are not going swimmingly for our country after watching the Senate hearings yesterday?
My position is one of sorrow. It doesn’t take sides. It just weeps for our country as a whole because of the present partisan party environment that has evolved among Democrats and Republicans. It is almost laughable if it weren’t so sad watching grown adults say things that make kindergarteners appear as sage advisors to the most intricate and intimate of controversies. It leaves one wondering if, indeed, maybe, just maybe, the miracle government our forefathers established is simply not working as they intended.
During the Vietnam War, another incredible moment in our country’s history, Buffalo Springfield produced a haunting piece of music titled For What It Is Worth. Most of you, I am sure, remember it’s iconic verse: It’s time we stop children, what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down.
I have a very small reputation of breaking out into rhyme when I have been emotionally disrupted. So, as I was watching the proceedings on Capital Hill yesterday, I actually rewrote the song. I hope Buffalo Springfield forgives me….you too.