Life in this Bizarro World

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For months now I have felt like I’ve been living in one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes, “The Bizarro Jerry.” Elaine falls in with a “bizarro” opposite crowd, where the guy pals read books, they lock their apartment doors, they give money to charity, and they treat each other with respect.

In our own current bizarro world, the United States government has waged war against our liberties, shredded our Constitution; gobbled up private industries; promoted policies that have left millions of Americans jobless; treated foreign-born terrorists like American citizens; spent us into oblivion; cut corrupt backroom-esque deals in full view of the public with unions and legislators (and threatened those that don’t comply); and, most notably, launched a full-blown attack on the American health-care system to place it under government control, ration care, and control every aspect of our lives. Meanwhile, a lapdog media rubber stamps each of these efforts, fighting any attempt made to illuminate truth and preserve our liberty.

The public response has surprised those seeking to destroy and transform America. With each attack, we have witnessed the awakening of the legendary sleeping giant, the American people, who have refused to go quietly into that insidious corrupt night. We may awaken each morning to an America we hardly recognize anymore, but most of us see it for what it is: just another challenge to the grand experiment that is this nation — a challenge we will overcome.

In keeping with the bizarro nature of our America right now, I discovered a curious piece of inspiration where I least expected to find it: the Showtime drama Dexter. Think what you will of this story of a serial killer who targets only those who have committed heinous acts and escaped justice (we’re talking bizarro America here, remember?), but the words of Dexter’s adopted father Harry, a police officer, apply just as pertinently to his fictional TV world as they do our unfortunately very real bizarro one: 

“The world can always be set right again.”

I’ll be keeping that one. Though I personally believe our current chaos will get worse before it gets better, “the world can always be set right again.” It can. And ours will. There is no other option.