I don't trust the government

I was listening to a song the other day – Who’s Got My Back, by Creed – and the words uncovered feelings that have been hidden for a long time:

Who’s got my back now?

When all we have left is deceptive

So disconnected

So what is the truth now?

The world in 1966 was a strange time. I was 19 and returning home from a war that nobody believed in, including me. The moment formed questions and feelings that I was afraid of. Listening to the voices of the public, media and then the government brought even more confusing thoughts. I remember, so clearly, the voices calling out as I disembarked from the plane. The feeling lingers.

Today, I am much older but the feelings of the past are speaking again. I no longer trust the U.S. government, and the government is only representative of its citizenship.

With all the disconnect that has being introduced into our lives – spying, race, moneys, debt, politics, news and voices calling out hatred, untruths, division and others – many are not burying or covering their thoughts up, but acting them out. So, what is the truth now?

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