This latest mentally ill avenger who killed several people and wounded others at a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater, apparently made a statement on social media that he believed the United States would be “Mad Max” in less than five years, a reference to the futuristic, anarchistic cult picture from 1979. While this gentleman may have been afflicted with a mental disorder, his dystopian viewpoint is shared by millions of Americans from across the sociopolitical spectrum.
I am not going to chronicle all of the economic, social, international, and political factors that may be coming together to lead many of us to believe the United States is coming apart. Indeed, those stories are all over the internet, and they are coming from reputable sources.
I believe this gentleman may have been correct, and I have believed this for many years. Our country, and indeed the world, is in serious trouble, as I chronicled on my July 25, 2014 show. I wrote this on Facebook several weeks ago.
This is anomie folks. Those of you that believe this is just a slump have your heads up your asses. The fall is upon us and the revolution is on. We are in an institutional, economic, cultural, moral, political, and spiritual crisis. The one bright spot: Small business is gaining more confidence. Common Sense Conservatives in small business will pull us out of this mess. They are the future. Everything else is dying.
I have spent several years developing productive outlets for patriotic Americans that see Mad Max on the horizon and want to do something about it. That’s my message and it always has been. The country is deteriorating and we need to change course. These are the things YOU need to do about it. There is NO choice. You cannot hide because you and your family will be affected. I have done each of these things below and I encourage you to do the same. Do not allow your frustration to make you feel powerless. Do not succumb to the despair. Be an empowered American and use the civil society and the Democratic process to change the country for the better.
- Strengthen your soul by grounding yourself in nature.
- Get involved as an activist in person and on social media.
- Start a blog.
- Write a book.
- Wake up your friends and family. They will hate you but you can’t let that dissuade you.
- Motivate and support other activists.
- Risk relationships.
- Have courage.
- Get involved in local, state, and national elections.
- Take leadership roles in community organizations.
- Become a conscientious objector.
- Inspire through teaching.
- Mentor young people.
- Run for office.
- Form community-building coalitions.
- Start enlightened professional associations.
Act like an eagle:
Don’t try to fit in. Be an eagle. Act with authenticity, consistency, and integrity and watch what happens.
Most Americans are frustrated and angry. Many of us are dealing with the frustration by checking out. I am asking you to do something different. Get involved as a change agent. Do something productive. That’s my message. It is what I do. You should do it to. Mad Max does not have to occur if YOU get in the game to turn things around.