This is how I imagine myself as an American in the near future. Maybe it is because my political awareness has grown exponentially in the last 5 years, but maybe it is truly that the world is going to shit. Freedoms that we hold dear are being obliterated by threats like the NDAA, copyright trolls, Patriot Act, (Kirstaeng v. Wiley) court case, SOPA (and it's variants), and constant crusades against freedom of speech online and in real life; and there are plenty more to list and plenty of other freedoms that continue to be threatened and eliminated.
Sometimes I like to think we've made a lot of headway in recent decades, but at the same time it seems we take one step forward in one area and take two steps back in another. It is overwhelming and I feel powerless to stop the regression. It is a stomach churning experience. America is in my mind, or at least, was supposed to be a beacon of light for the freedom in the modern world; it seems like we haven't been the beacon that I imagined we were when I was in my youth. Ignore is bliss, they say, I could use a little bit of that myself right now. To be that naive again, but I realize that ignorance is exactly why things are they way they are; we can't afford that illiteracy.
I feel envious of other nations, foreign politicians, etc. I see that there are a few that are setting the example that I wish my country should follow, if it only were that simple to just pack up and leave. Who speaks for the freedoms and philosophies of my generation?
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