Oh, Say Can You See?

This week’s Dustinland comic is obviously timed for the 4th of July. And it’s all questions. Because that’s how I feel about America right now. I just don’t know anymore. It’s all contradictions. I have a great life. I’m lucky and grateful. But I’m also incredibly pessimistic about the future, and I see so many signs of our democracy crumbling, and of the world at danger. I don’t know what the future will be. I don’t know what this country is about anymore. I don’t know if I believe in America’s capability to self-govern and function as a country run for and by the people.

I do know we’ve accomplished so much as a nation. I do know I owe so much to this country and I’m so lucky to have been born here. But I don’t know our children will be saying the same thing 20 years from now. And that’s a scary thought.

It’s up to the people to make sure this country remains a great place to live. And these days, that’s what scares me.

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2 responses to “Oh, Say Can You See?

  1. Profound stuff. One of your best efforts.

    We’ve been through lots of heavy shit before–the Civil War, McCarthyism, the civil-rights struggle, Vietnam. I like to think that this period of ignorance trimphuant, resulting in this hideous joke of a president, is just one more tribulation. But at times I’m not so sure.

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