In America, God, the real god, dies every minute –
Killed from opposing directions –
First, by those believing they no longer need God
Because they’re so smart and ambitious –
And, second, by those who worship an older, passé God
Who, since he’s obviously no longer as effective for them, get furious –
And want (and actually try) to pull down the temple on their own heads.
The first are Ivy Leaguers
The second small town Evangelicals.
America traditionally has been an open-hearted kind of place –
And Ivy Leaguers and small-town Evangelicals agree about this
But they’ve been looking in opposite directions – and for now can’t see one another –
And, presently, don’t even want to!
Our Founders designed an America open to the skies –
A free land where people could be themselves –
But freedom, alone, can’t do everything.
Americans also have to be inspired collectively to acquire the best human qualities –
While expressing a spirit of openness in their lives –
Along with an authentic concern for the “beaten down.”
America does make mistakes – really big mistakes –
But, usually, eventually, turns around after admitting them.
Yes, America can turn around – sometimes, even in a drastic manner!