Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hollow Histrionics 6/30/09

America's present need is not heroics, but healing.

President Warren Harding
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Come visit.
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Are we creating a nation of belligerent fools? Sometimes I think so. I wonder if I am the only one appalled at the juvenile behavior of many members of congress, governors and politicians, spokespersons for various political ideologies, talk show hosts, news programs and late night comics.

We have already had too many examples of why we should not trust CEOs of large corporations to act like honest citizens. Now we watch Congress people, with sibling rivalry, vote against a bill not because it's wrong but because it comes from the other side. So called responsible government officials caught in some scandal or other. Talk show hosts who won't shut up and let their guests answer the questions, TV panels where everybody yells at once, late night comics who put down everyone and everything with vicious humor, a media that thrives on gossip and new's anchors who are simply ignorant. More and more people are practicing road rage. Soccer dad's are beating up referees. Children are in peril. Fists are flying all over and the fingers of blame point in every direction.

Some people are still beating the bushes for Communists, the monster in the closet. Some people still claim the old style economic patterns are the only ones that work even though they have brought us to our knees financially. Some people still carry on the cave man mentality that we should not deal with nations who hate us. But it has been said many times that if you want peace, talk to your enemies.

I don't know about you, friend, but I'm sick unto disgust of it. What kind of a nation are we leaving for our children and grand children if this sort of stupidity is held up as an example of adult behavior.

Some people feel we are a nation in decline and I'm not sure I disagree with that. How can this nation perpetuate itself as a world leader when we can't put forward grown ups as examples of who we are.

I love my country and, as we approach another birthday, I want to feel that we can become a nation of decency, compassion, cooperation, friendship, neighborliness and hope. We need a re-creation, a revolution, to kick through the doors of hate, rage, scorn and selfishness and let some positive light shine in on us.

DB The Vagabond
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Have a sunny thought today and share it.
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SUMMER QUIZ

This is not a contest.



A young man out west just took home 88 million dollars from the lottery.



Whether you play the lottery or not, if you suddenly had 88 million dollars what are the first three things you would do with it?



You have all summer to answer if you wish.

6 responses so far.



DB

5 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Current behavior is dismaying, but I firmly believe that as the current generation of politicians leaves office and are replaced with Gen X and Y generations, we will return to a more tolerant and inclusive society.

Middle Ditch said...

Same here in good ol England. Currently MP'S are in a filthy expense claim quarrel.

I have never even heard of the fact that one can claim a huge amount for a MORTGAGE! Or a duckhouse for a pond! Paid for with our taxes!

It's just so disheartening to know that those who shout the hardest about morals and decency are the biggest cheats. What will children learn from this? I fear the worst.

Selchie said...

Amen to that.

I'm interested by the idea put forward by The Venus Project about becoming a resource based economy and doing away with these idiots. Let's hope some sense will prevail.
Well said and have a lovely day,

Sarah)

Beth said...

Yes, it does seem insane at times. What's the old saying? Insanity is repeating the same behavior over and over and hoping for a different outcome. Have we learned nothing from history? Hugs, Beth

Wes said...

DB:

It's a Mad Mad World we live in!

I do hope that people will wake up from their nap? I try to remain optimistic but find myself living in reality.

That's the crazy part of life, reality that is. The life we live can make the head spin.

On the bad days I do get out of bed. Even if my smiles mask my true feelings.

On the good days I spring out of bed slowly. :)

I do smile, for it is good to be alive.

Peace&Love
Wes