We were too busy fighting among ourselves to notice what was happening. A nation divided where country took a back seat to party. Corruption carried out in plain sight and a blind eye turned to it in the name of party. Division and hate among racial, ethnic, and religious lines became the mantra of the powerful and was used as a weapon to turn and divide us against each other. It was too easy, we were simply pawns to be moved around the board, and casually sacrificed when needed to protect the power and money of the elite
Blinded by their lust for greed and power, they didn’t see that while they were playing us they were being played. Outsiders used social media to control the narrative, then they used that narrative to corrupt our political system. Our leaders profited and gained power because of these actions and chose to look the other way. Individuals who tried to shine light on what was happening had their patriotism questioned, were branded as traitors and shouted down by the masses whose perception of reality had been manipulated through the false and misleading reporting from certain “news” networks and larger than life personalities. Networks and personalities that were all too happy to do so to ensure their ratings stayed high and their pockets remained fat.
At the same time our global influence began to erode. Russia became the leading voice in the Middle East. China and North Korea started to exert control of the whole of Asia. Seizing on growing discontent in many South and Central American countries Russia and China used their economic resources to back revolutions that overthrew governments and installed governments friendly to them thus gaining a strategic advantage in the western hemisphere.
America and Europe were besieged by terrorist attacks launched from South America, the Middle East and Asia. Our ability to track down the organizations responsible extremely compromised. Sending troops into those regions would have spread us to thin and vulnerable to the Russian, China, North Korea alliance. Oil production was disrupted, and our international trade was effectively halted leaving us reeling economically. As our economy grew weaker and as we became more fearful of the next terror attack we did not bond together just the opposite we became more divided. Pointing fingers at each other and fighting over our dwindling resources.
It was amid such chaos that we could only stand by and watch as Russia rolled into Eastern Europe; China into India and Pakistan; North Korea into South Korea and Japan; each daring us to retaliate. The thought of a nuclear strike was floated but was never carried out with the understanding that was a line we could never come back from. A couple of years went by and our situation grew worst and then the inevitable happened, that day most of us feared but right up until it happened didn’t think was possible. Russian troops invaded from the north through Alaska and Canada and from the south with the help of their new South and Central American allies. It was over in a blink of an eye, we barely put up a fight. The day the red, white and blue was replaced up top the White House with the white, blue and red of the Russian flag is etched in the minds of those who were around to witness it and to this day it remains the darkest and saddest day in the history of the former United States of America.
Abraham Lincoln’s prophecy had come true “If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time or die by suicide.”