Thursday, September 29, 2016

WHAT A SHAME. PUTTING A FACE ON THE TRUE ENEMIES OF CHANGE.



Stop, Shadow Puppets Wait Sitting
In the Background.

Why is it that any time a CONTROVERSIAL INDIVIDUAL RUNS FOR OFFICE, THE MEDIA ADOPTS THE ATTITUDE THAT; "THIS IS A SIGN OF THE TIMES, A NEW MOVEMENT BECAUSE OF DISSATISFACTION WITH POLITICS AS USUAL." THIS DECLARATION IS SAID TO MIRROR THE ATTITUDE OF DISSATISFIED VOTERS, WHO ARE TIRED OF TRADITIONAL POLITICIANS RUNNING THE GOVERNMENT.

Sorry, but this is simply not True. If it was, the Same "Old, Rich and Powerful Politicians" would not be Re- Elected Time and Time Again.  Even the BARACK OBAMA PRESIDENCY, WHICH HAS SEEN SIGNIFICANT BENEFICIAL CHANGES TO THE LIVES OF MANY AMERICANS, (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, LEGALIZATION OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, MANY STATES RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE, ADOPTING POLICIES THAT ARE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FINDINGS OF CLIMATE SCIENCE etc. ), HAS HAD TO DEAL WITH THE SAME ATTITUDES, PREJUDICES, AND SELF-CENTERED MINDSETS THAT HAS HINDERED SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHANGE FOR DECADES.  What is really Absurd, is that those who oppose such changes, and want to maintain the Status Quo, ARE THOSE SCREAMING THE LOUDEST ABOUT OUR BROKEN POLITICAL SYSTEM.

I understand that some of the News Media no longer CARES FOR INTELLECTUAL DISCOURSE, AND WOULD RATHER WALLOW IN THE CESSPOOL CREATED BY REALITY T.V., CELEBRITY WORSHIP, AND GOSSIP COLUMNISTS MASQUERADING AS NEWS REPORTERS AND ANALYSTS. OFTEN TIMES, THIS RESULTS IN CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE BROADCAST MEDIA TROTTING OUT TIME WORN CLICHES LIKE, "THE VOTERS ARE TIRED OF THE SAME OLD BACK ROOM POLITICS", IN AN ATTEMPT TO SHIFT ATTENTION AWAY FROM FINDING REAL ANSWERS, TO REAL PROBLEMS.

In Addition, Efforts to Confront Past Unresolved Issues, (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, THE CONFLICTS IN IRAN AND IRAQ, AND CREATING TREATIES TO PREVENT THE INCREASE IN NUCLEAR WEAPONRY AMONG ALL NATIONS,etc.), HAS RESULTED IN SYSTEMATIC ATTEMPTS BY THE OPPOSITION TO SABOTAGE OR PREVENT ANY PROGRESS THAT COULD YIELD POSITIVE RESULTS.

THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS:

THOSE WHO HAVE OPPOSED MOST, IF NOT ALL POLICIES CHANGES PROPOSED BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION , ARE LED BY POLITICAL LEADERSHIP THAT HAS BEEN ENTRENCHED FOR YEARS. THE MAIN REASON FOR SUCH OPPOSITION SEEMS TO BE A DESIRE TO PREVENT ANY SUCCESS THAT COULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, AND STOPPING PERMANENT CHANGES IN DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICY THAT WOULD NO LONGER FAVOR A PRIVILEGED FEW. 

(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 6/2/2016)