We have failed to realize that Russia is at war with us because we still think war is waged on a battlefield and casualties are measured by deaths or geography lost.
Meanwhile, the foundation upon which our democracy was built and the strengths we have long known from diversity, unity, ingenuity and the faith in our political system has been rotted away by the poisonous misinformation and propaganda implanted via electronic and social media weapons we are too slow to recognize as being fatally effective.
We have fallen victim to the old “Divide and Conquer” stratagem that worked well in traditional war and is still effective in modern warfare. We have let Russia and their manipulation of unwilling stooges divide us into irreparable factions achieving the enemy’s objective by fighting and destroying ourselves.
When the “conquer” leg of this strategy is enacted, we will be too weak and ineffective to respond. Putin’s recent braggadocio speach is intended to put us on alert – “Now that you are divided, you are at our mercy should we decide to conquer you.”
While America sleeps, Russia is positioning to take over our position as world leader and we are handing it to them on a silver platter without even realizing what we are doing.
We must, today, stop fighting internally and wake up to the real threats inherent in the world of today. If we continue to confuse our neighbors as our enemies, we have already lost half the battle. We need a leader who can unite us and rally us to respond as a cohesive and inspired force. And, that will require us to embrace all individuals and groups who want to be a part of the American Dream and the democratic experiment we are still attempting to perfect.
The time to save our tomorrow is today!
Men of America, we must join our wives, mothers, sisters and now our children (students) in standing up to the power-brokers who are positioning us for an infamous fall. Rise and be heard; shake the hand of your brother and let the world know, America is still beautiful and the Star Spangled Banner yet waves for the land of the free and the home of the brave.