Larry Jacob

I’m Baaack! A Rant Regarding the Sad State of Politics in the US

I tried to resist it. I really, really tried. But, try as I might, the pull was just too strong like a riptide in the ocean. What the heck am I talking about you might ask?  Alcohol?  Drugs?

No I am not an alcoholic or a drug addict. Of course, I’m referring to politics or more specifically blogging about politics A few months ago I declared a hiatus from blogging about politics. The news was just too upsetting. Day after day we were being bombarded relentlessly with horrific news stories. Carjackings, innocent children being killed in their beds, muggings in the subways where bystanders look away afraid to intercede or worse merely watch and record the crimes on their phones, mobs ransacking businesses at will, crimes going unpunished, our jails being turned into a revolving door where perpetrators are being released without bail faster than the arresting officer ca even complete the paperwork, illegal migrants pouring over our borders as if it were a turnstile, a two tier justice system, a president who is an embarrassment, who acts not like a strong take charge leader but rather a doddering old uncle that you hide in the closet when company visits so he won’t embarrass you and gets a free pass from most of the media, and don’t even get me started on the vp who has continually demonstrated that she is both ignorant and lazy.

Right now my liberal (excuse me, “progressive “) friends are thinking. Enough ranting. Where are your facts. You need to back this up with facts. No, I don’t. This is not a debate. This is not a court of law. I don’t have convince anyone I’m right. This is a blog. This is my opinion. To paraphrase the late singer Leslye Gore “it’s my blog, and I can write what I want to”.

Whew. I feel better already. This is better then therapy and cheaper than a psychiatrist. When I woke up this morning I was angry, frustrated, and depressed about everything going on in the country. Now I feel refreshed and ready to tackle the day. I feel like that actor in Network who opened his window and bellowed “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”


All kidding and sarcasm aside. Our country is in trouble, real, deep, serious trouble. We are dealing with existential threats from both external and internal forces. Our very way of life is being threatened and half the country is ignorant and oblivious to it. They criticize like ingrates. They view life through the rear window rather than the windshield. They’re more concerned with who owned slaves 300 years ago instead of what China is doing to us today.
No, we are not perfect. We have flaws that should be and are being addressed. But name me a better country. Where else would you prefer to live? There’s a reason why millions of people desperately want to come here. We were all lucky to have been born in the US. let’s start showing we are deserving of that good fortune. It’s time to wake up or else we will be leaving our grandchild an empty shell.

Now, as Mark Levin would say, “That’s it. I’m done. Now it’s your turn. How do you feel? Agree? Disagree? Not interested? I invite your comments.

About the Author
Larry was born and raised in New York. He is 73 years old. He has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Marketing Management, and worked in the financial industry for 42 years in accounting and Compliance. Larry is also a veteran, whose hobbies are reading and golf. He has been writing a blog for three years, which is being read by people in 90 countries.
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