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America Is Now A SNAFU Nation | By Louie Overstreet

September 13, 2022 by  
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Louie Overstreet

If you are unfamiliar with the acronym, ask anyone who has served in the military. Okay, to save you some time, here’s what it means: Situation Normal, All (you know what) Up! (Black Image is a family magazine, so I could not spell out the complete word — but you get my drift.)

To me, it perfectly represents the conditions in present-day America. Our nation’s condition is equivalent to experiencing a nervous breakdown, yet still believing that you can still function in a normal manner.

As many of you may recall, I have written ad nauseum about the fact our nation is becoming more ungovernable by the day. I pointed to the main culprits being division along political religious, economic, racial, gender and lifestyle fault lines.

Political division is so severe in America that a former president — you know, the one whose home was raided by the FBI last month — withheld information on a pending health crisis that resulted in a pandemic. Also, he is being investigated for committing an act of sedition back in January 2021. The Republican Party wants everybody and their mother to have access to assault weapons. Recently, all 50 of its members in the U.S. Senate voted against the Inflation Reduction Act, designed to improve the lives of everyday citizens.

Evangelicals have brainwashed poor whites into voting against their self-interests.

The economic gap between the wealthy and poor is at an all-time high. Corporate greed is shown in so many ways, including the act of shipping manufacturing jobs overseas to increase profit margins. This greed costs jobs for citizens and jeopardizes our national defense.

Race is the motivating factor for suppressing voting rights through oppressive court decisions and state laws.

The Supreme Court reversed a half century of a constitutionally guaranteed right to a safe abortion. Also, legal marriage of persons in the LGBTQ community is now in their “gun sights” (pun intended) for reversal by the court.

Once upon a time in America, this condition did not exist. However, today we are a SNAFU nation — desperately in need of a quick fix!

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