When November comes there will be a chill in the air. And, for many will be faced with another harsh and forbidden winter. It is as though the US and the world has turned it’s back on the still suffering multitudes that await the unforgiving reality of each and every day. For one Thomas O’Mally an Irish immigrant who came to the United States in ’86 has seen his fortunes rise and fall within the past 30 years.
Ever since 9/11 Thomas has seen the United States morph into an unrecognizable bureaucracy ripe with corruption, greed, and outright contempt for the common citizen. As a student of history O’Mally has known of nations who have risen out of the ashes of war like a Phoenix reaching to great heights of prosperity only to fall victim to corruption greed, and apathy of not only it’s citizens but government itself. The United States today is another example of nations that rise only to fall.
With a heavy heart and a tear in his eye Thomas laments he is saddened to see the United States falling into the same category of nations that have withered and died by not heeding the lessons of what history is supposed to teach. Recently retired while many of his former coworkers have been laid off since April with little or no chance of ever getting another paycheck still Thomas is one of the fortunate few who are in good health and have a sizable bank account.
Whatever hope lies in the days ahead to avoid repeating history of nations fall now rest come this November. With over half of the population that are living in dire straits long before this health crisis hit the policies of government have only exasperated those deteriorating conditions millions of Americans face each day. Now, when you add the bungling efforts of the present Administration during this pandemic has not only put the United States in critical condition but have endangered the entire world.
The strength of our character used to lie with our leaders, Sadly though after years of self serving bureaucratic rule have undermined the very core of our nation. This writer is appalled at the lack of empathy shown by many members of Congress and this Administration. In the process thousands have died. No remorse, only neglect. The American public continue to fall victim to a self perpetuating oligarchy rule that cares not for the welfare of millions.
As for Thomas O’Mally he is fully aware of what is at stake come this November. Yet, he remains pessimistic about the future. He questions the political process that for years has been filled with corruption, fraud and deceit. Will this time be any different? Thomas realizes that Radical reforms must be undertaken to preserve not only Americas heritage but to secure a healthy, prosperous and secure future for All Americans. Come this November has to be the beginning of our future or will it be the beginning of our fall?