There's no doubt after the election that the world, especially the United States, is changing and in frightening ways. Though I'm no "tree-hugging liberal hippie" by any stretch, I am a concerned libertarian, a freedom fighter in the truest sense of the word.
And that's why, as I look at the world we're creating, I am terrified to no end.
We are creating a country where sex, especially homosexual sex, is more vulgar and despicable than war. It's a country where a dictator in his own country is more evil than an unprovoked invasion and a government that lies to us is rewarded with re-election, not a subpoena.
We are creating a country where we surrender freedom after freedom with no guarantee of security. It's a country where the word "terrorist" is used like "witch" or "communist" to snap us in line and make us sign away our rights.
We are creating a country where a fundamentalist Christian regime is somehow better than a fundamentalist Muslim one. It's a place where we battle ideology gone awry with more ideology gone awry, pitting faith against faith and heart against heart.
We are creating a country where we write off dissonance as un-patriotic, censoring different opinions, not with force, but pettiness and name-calling. We now question others loyalty rather than their ideals and, when we have no answers to give, we accuse them of helping the terrorist, either with their words or their actions, thus liking them to cold-blooded killers.
We are creating a country where we solve budget crises by upping the amount we can borrow. It's a land where we spend billions on a baseless war but still cut taxes and increase benefits to save face, regardless of what it means for future generations.
We are creating a country that's polarized between two similar ideas. It's a country where most are forced to vote "against" someone else and never get their true views expressed, even by the candidate they elect.
We are creating a country that burns bridges with former allies and angers the rest of the world. It is a country that's a Gulliver of the globe, but quickly earning the wrath of those it treads upon.
But most of all, we are creating a country that has abandoned it's ideals. It's a country that's dooming itself to go the way of the Romans and Greeks, not through rampant hedonism and decay, but through arrogance and anger.
We are creating a country that's so blinded by its hate and its fear, that it's stumbling straight into the traps history has laid for us. Where great nations rise up, America is stooping down. Our citizens are rising to the occasion, but are being lead in the wrong direction and we are creating a nation that will pay for these errors.
Perhaps not in our lifetime, but soon enough to be certain and, to me, that's the scariest thing of all.