It seems like the crazies are starting to come out of the wood work. Either that or the people reporting the news are ignoring the filters and starting to report on things that we wouldn't normally hear about. Which might be my own little conspiracy theory.
A while back a friend turned me on to the BBC. She told me that if I really wanted to know what was going on in the US then I should get my news from somewhere else. With that advice we got on the subject of how the news is fluffed and not fully reported here. Not until recently did I ever notice American news reports mention the UN. It was always "the US is" instead of "the UN is". No wonder so many people here think we do everything and feel so neglected when no one runs to our aid. There's a lot of people that don't even realize that other countries helped us when 9/11 happened. I do count volunteers flying in from other countries to help clear the rubbish as help.
Now that I've ranted..
The US seems to be in a remodeling stage in more of a way than it has during any new President's reign. People are becoming more and more aggravated with new taxes and less jobs to pay them with. Some blame it on bigger corporations outsourcing their production to China and other countries with low production costs. Others blame it on big business actually running our government through donations and lobbying. I believe that one wouldn't exist without the other. Some people are starting to get pretty upset by it all.
Last night a man was so upset he traveled from California to the Pentagon to express himself by opening fire on two security guards when they asked for his credentials. Apparently his parents knew about his mental instability but there's not much you can do when the offspring is 36yrs old and going in an out of jails. Some bleeding hearts might say that the "system" failed him. I don't believe the system should be accountable for people.
Last month a man flew his small airplane into an IRS building. At least this guy had some stable thoughts. He just did it all wrong. Sometimes I believe that people can think about something to such a point that it makes them crazy. It makes them think about it to a point that they believe everything they think to be 100% true. Which brings about the Manifesto of Joseph Stack III. Though some of the thoughts seem to be solid, they are completely one sided and seem to be more reasons for him to believe he hasn't done anything wrong. Maybe it was shame or just pure distaste that made him do it, either way, it's just plane crazy.
These are just two of the crazy things that have hit the national news lately. In local news there has been many other little incidents that you don't hear about. If it doesn't have an effect on the national level it doesn't really get spread out to the rest of us. It does seem that the US is going through some major changes. Whether they'll be good is still to be seen.
As for all the changes and political stances, I'm not getting into all that. I don't want to end up being crazy and crashing my big wheel into any street signs.