I’m Wide Awake, I’m Not Sleeping

If you twist and turn away
If you tear yourself in two again
If I could, yes I would
If I could, I would
Let it go

If I could throw this lifeless lifeline to the wind
Leave this heart of clay
See you walk, walk away
Into the night
And through the rain
Into the half-light
And through the flame

If I could through myself
Set your spirit free, I’d lead your heart away
See you break, break away
Into the light
And to the day

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
To let it go
And so to fade away
To let it go
And so, fade away

Wide awake
I’m wide awake
Wide awake
I’m not sleeping
Oh, no, no, no

If you should ask then maybe they’d
Tell you what I would say
True colors fly in blue and black
Bruised silken sky and burning flag
Colors crash, collide in bloodshot eyes

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
If I could, you know I would, if I could, I would
Let it go

This desperation
Separation, condemnation
Revelation in temptation
Isolation, desolation
Let it go

And so fade away
To let it go
And so fade away
To let it go
Oh now, and so to fade away

I’m wide awake
I’m wide awake
Wide awake
I’m not sleeping
Oh, no, no, no

Bad – U2


I see what’s happening in this country.  I see the indifference many of our leaders have for us.  I see citizens blindly following one hopeful candidate or another, even in the face of blatant lies, or unrealistic folly.  I see the naked hostility by many aimed squarely at others simply because they have a different opinion. This same group hypocritically decries the lack of civility in our society, the lack of understanding of those who are different.

I see the one mindset trying to force objectives and ideals upon all, scoffing at those who dare disagree, dismissing those who don’t trust their unreliable science.  I see others trying to stir up resentment in the name of social justice, then stand back as riots begin, placing blame on those who risk it all to uphold the laws that protect all.  I see liberty and freedom trampled under the feet of those who want to fundamentally change our way of life.

No one group or person in this country has the solution, the medication for the ill’s contracted by the people.  No one law will undo the wedge forced between people, a wedge put there to incite unrest.  Some on both sides are guilty of racism, but not all.  Yet the fires are kept burning in the minds of all by those with the power to inform.  To what end?

A great sickness has wormed it’s way into our lives, a fever growing in the minds of the masses.  We have lost sight of what we were supposed to be.  “One nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”  Those words are lost on many.  The thoughts and ideals that brought forth the founding principals of this country are no longer taught in our schools.  We stand by as some burn the symbol of our country.  We praise those who sit and dismiss the meaning of what it took to make this country.  We have allowed several generations of Americans to loose sight of what we stand for, worked for, died for.  Are we America, or are we becoming Europe?

Because we are a nation of immigrants, we open our borders to all as a way of showing the world how generous we are.  Many are indeed looking for a better life for themselves and their children.  I feel for them as their search is a noble one, something all people regardless of race, creed, color or religion deserve.  Those that started this nation, and those that populated it, have come here to be a part of something better.  They brought skills and worth with them.

I welcome all who want to contribute to this great nation, willing to do their part for the benefit of all.  Yet so many come here illegally, and they are not ready or sometimes willing to become part of our country.  Many can’t speak the language, have no skills, don’t understand our culture, and have no want to assimilate into society.  They feel they can come here, enjoy the benefits of our freedom, and pay no price. They are wrong.  When you come here the right way, as millions did in the past, it’s because you want to BE an American, not just live off one.

There are those from warring nations that have been displaced by the barbarity of their leaders or the more radical followers of the Prophet of Peace.  The same bloody battles have been waged for thousands of years with no real end in sight.  We are the most generous nation on earth, we have spent billions of dollars on other nations to prop them up or to help rebuild after wars or natural disasters.  Should we insert our help and values into a conflict where we are not welcome?  Should we allow thousands of refugee’s into our country, or just send relief supplies to help?

In those huddled masses there hides a few who relish the thought of killing in the name of one cause or another.  Some whose only goal is to destroy not improve.  How can we avoid this if we don’t have order?  How is wide open borders a benefit to all?  We cannot risk possible death on those already here for the benefit of those coming in.  That is just foolish.  Secure the border, streamline the vetting process, and allow those who will improve our way of life as well as theirs in.  Almost every country in the world has tougher immigration laws than the US.  Why?  I wonder…

If you ask the average citizen in any country how they feel about “Globalism”, some will not understand the question.  Those that do will say it’s fine if all countries will adopt “Our” way of doing things.  No country is going to completely give up it’s identity to become part of a “New World Order” under the control of some small group of representatives at the UN or other such organization.  Just look at the first signs of failure at the EU that are becoming apparent.  Yet I believe there are still many in this world who are striving for just that!  You can call it a conspiracy theory if you like, but the signs are there.

I think there are people on this earth who think they are the ones who have all the answers, the ones to herd the “Sheeple” into a more just and fair system.  True Americans, myself included, are far to independent and will have none of that.  Many of those first few who came here, fought and died in a war for our independence.  Had I lived then, I just may have been one of them.

I’m wide awake.  I’m not sleeping.



9 thoughts on “I’m Wide Awake, I’m Not Sleeping

  1. Bravo!!!! Standing Ovation! My sentiments EXACTLY! I am going to re-post this to one of my Facebook Groups…You might like the group…its a private group, however, you are welcome to join…it’s called “Hillary’s Indictment Matters” Hope you don’t mind the share??

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  2. What a well written and thought provoking post with sentiments I completely agree with. It’s the same in Australia too. My parents emigrated from Italy to Australia more than 60 years ago but assimilated and contributed to their new society.

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    1. They did so because they saw the merit in being an “Australian” and wanted to be a part of your country. Im afraid a majority of the people today have sat back and allowed a minority of the people change all that our ancestors stood for. If we dont take back the reins soon, and reassert the moral beliefs held so dear by our parent’s and grandparents, it may be to late.

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  3. I found it! And you knew I would agree with you, didn’t you? I hope so. I think I have commented much and truthfully on your site that would lead you to that conclusion. Of course we can’t fix it all. Its foolhardy and a teeny bit arrogant to think that we can. What we can do is to fix what is broken in our own backyard. And governments would do well to try and fix what is broken in their own nations. And yes, it is hard to say no. Actually no is the smallest and hardest word that most people utter. But no is the right word to say when other countries get in a mess and reach out for fixing. We can’t do it all. We need to do what we can and do it well and sadly that will mean leaving some in a bleak situation but if it is not of our own creation I fail to understand why we think we have to mount the white charger and be the hero. Real heros don’t create more problems than they fix. In my opinion.

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