I have been writing this column for a long time.
I enjoy it, but it never occurred to me anyone read the ramblings of a sick old man with a goofy sense of humor.
I read a letter in the letters to the editor on one of my columns. (PAIN)
I said this country was being worked on by a bunch of snake oil doctors.
This lady was right in saying this was foolish and I guess it was.
I am old and my analogies go back many years and lots of people who don’t read history, don’t realize my reasoning because my comparisons are rooted in a time long past!
A time when a person’s word was his bond.
If a man said he would do a thing he would do it. The only real exception, a politician!
That made a traveling salesman like every one else and gave rise to the traveling doctors, each with a cure all.
"Yes, ladies and gents right here in this bottle I have the amazing cure-all" "it cures anything that ails men and women!" these bottles really often, with the drugs, stopped the symptoms, the pain of what ever ailed you.
That, sadly enough is what in my old timey way, is what is happening to my country.
The party of the disloyal opposition is offering to doctor the symptoms instead of trying to cure the illness of this country and the world!
I, once said this country needed a fearless leader, a person who could lead this country, yes a person who would make us proud of ourselves, our accomplishments and lead us to be the best we could be.
When I submitted this story, Sheila, my editor at that time, e-mailed me to say, "John that sounds like you are hoping for the coming of the Anti-Christ!"
I replied, yes, because that would also foretell the coming of my lord!
As I look carefully I see a superstar and a cowboy.
I don’t know about you, but being from Texas, I am an old cowboy, who couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket.
Well, there I go again, with a simile no on but another old guy would understand.
That is why no one says any thing about this column; they would be giving away their age!!
No, Sheila, we don’t have an Anti-Christ here, but we do have a chance to help the country stay safe.
I wonder if we will get out and vote for the right, or follow the PIED Piper, to where he let all the rats, last time.
Of course there are other vu’s but this is JON’S VU!!!