Wake Up And Smell The Coffee!





I don’t trust the mainstream media. For quite a while. Knowing that their report only benefits one side. The news is always about good things. I know that’s not real. Knowing that many problems and instabilities keep occurring here in the U.S.A. and all over the world. Either the degree of occurrences is lessened or  the government chooses to ignore the problems. It’s rarely noted that there is a filter in the news that goes on which the majority of the public sees and hears. 

The other day, my eyes started feeling droopy in the middle of the day while watching t.v. and as president Obama walked out to the lawn in the White House, toward the waiting media and a live microphone. He began by condemning Russia about the violation of a treaty that the former President Reagan and Soviet Secretary Michael Gorbachev had signed in 1987 (The treaty was about lessening both super powers’ use of shorter and intermediate range missiles).

The coveted invitation from a late afternoon’s nap seemed to paralyze my body.  And in that state, the president’s speech reached my auditory senses in a blur. As my mind wandered at the same time…

I remember reading long time ago. In fact, back in 2008. President Obama and his staff already knew about the possibility of Russia violating the said treaty. But he chose to keep mum anyway…

Of all the turmoils. Of all the conflicts going on here and abroad… Of all the silence and lack of actions…

“Why is he condemning just now?” I thought…

The continuous glow from the television set prevented me from completely falling into a deep sleep. As my mind kept shifting from many dreams America has. Dreams pursued by its people.  Dreams that other people from other countries also wanted.  The top on the list: Freedom.

We all have dreams…Dreams that people from all walks of life help shape. Starting from the government down to each and every one of us. But I’m tired of all the useless dreams being shared to our nation as a whole. I’m tired of all twisted histories to support their dreams’ cause. I’m tired of seeing…of hearing dreams that side with evil instead of good…

Suddenly, my right leg fell from the couch where I was comfortably resting… I slowly got up and decided to brew a cup of coffee. Various commercials kept being aired from the t.v. The president’s speech was over and I didn’t even have a clue of its entirety…

The aroma of the freshly-brewed cup was yelling, summoning me, as one expression started dancing in my mind…

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“Wake up and smell the coffee!!!”

I inhaled the caffeinated odor from my white cup. Drawing the cup closer to my lips and with care, I took a small sip of the hot beverage, I became fully awake. Sometimes, that was the only thing that a person needed…

To wake up and smell the coffee…



To face reality first instead of pursuing dreams. After all, dreams sometimes can be vain and be full of false hope. Dreams can be lies masked in truth. Dreams can simply be not easily understood. Sadly, dreams also fade. Dreams don’t solve anything if real situations are not realized or ignored.

For the open borders are truly our major crises. The Israel-Hamas conflict has been going on but who is the real terrorist? No... U.S.A. doesn’t need to look far. For real, major problems here inside abound. The vets are not getting the deserved help they need for their health and financial woes. Many of them died waiting for treatments. The citizens and legal residents are not getting any breather for their taxes that don’t go down. The crash of housing market continues as many ended up losing their homes. Schools are being closed. Many lost jobs. Where can the people go to vent out their frustrations and their needs when the president, the Congress and other serving public officials always turn their heads away from real issues and keep on fighting amongst each other? But they are not fighting for the cause of America and its people. They are fighting against each other’s selfish ambitions or dreams. And the reality is that…they keep on spending when this country has been broke! The nation’s debt growing each second by thousands of dollars…

May these real circumstances surrounding each one of us serve as our own  wake-upcalls!For no new dream can ever fix what has already become America’s nightmares!
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