BI-POLAR POLITICS/ THE UNCIVIL WAR

VIEWING OUR POLITICAL NEWS FROM OUTSIDE THE USA HAS GIVEN ME A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON OUR COUNTRY. POLITICAL PARTYS ARE SIMILAR TO RELIGIONS IN THAT, ” EVERYBODY THINKS THEY ARE CORRECT AND INDIRECTLY INSINUATING THAT ANYBODY NOT IN AGREEMENT  IS INCORRECT “.

I REMEMBER THAT OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM WAS DESIGNED TO EVOLVE THROUGH A POLITICAL PROCESS  CALLED DEMOCRACY WITHIN AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH A REPUBLIC. HOWEVER…  ” NOW WE ARE ENGAGED IN A GREAT UNCIVIL WAR”.  THE EVOLUTION OF THIS POLITICAL EXPERIMENT HAS HAD IT’S UPS AND DOWNS. THE ORIGINAL DESIGN OF OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM WAS TO DEBATE AND CONSIDER MULTIPLE OPTIONS AND SOLUTIONS FOR PROBLEMS AND THEN TO VOTE ACCORDING TO THE PRINCIPALS OF THE PEOPLE THAT VOTED OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS INTO OFFICE.

    AFTER OUR PUBLIC SERVANTS DEBATED AND CONSIDERED THESE OPTIONS, THEY WOULD VOTE TO IMPLEMENT WHATEVER ACTION THAT WAS PRESENTED ON THE FLOORS OF CONGRESS. THEN , WHEN LAWS ARE PASSED by vote and ratification, BOTH PARTYS ARE OBLIGATED TO IMPLEMENT, RESPECT AND OBEY THAT LAW. EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY, THEY ARE OBLIGATED TO TRY AND MAKE THE LAW A BENEFIT FOR THE PUBLIC. THAT LOGIC IS NON EXISTENT IN OUR CURRENT PATHETIC POLITICAL UNCIVIL WAR.  WHEN A PERSON IS ELECTED TO PUBLIC OFFICE, HE OR SHE IS THEN CONSIDERED A PUBLIC SERVANT. SO IF YOU ARE A CITIZEN OF THE USA, as I still am, (technically anyway,) SO, I AM JOHN DOE aka  PUBLIC CITIZEN AND SO ARE YOU.  WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ?  THAT MEANS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS OUR PUBLIC SERVANT AND NOT VICE VERSA.  HE IS NOT A KING AND HE IS NOT THE POPE OR THE GRAND PUBA. PUBLIC SERVANTS SERVE THE CITIZENS. IN FACT, EVERY ELECTED OFFICIAL IS A SERVANT TO THE CONSTITUTION AND TO ALL THE LAWS, OLD AND NEW, THAT ARE IN PLACE. ANY PUBLIC SERVANT IS OBLIGATED TO TRY AND MAKE A LAW WORK EVEN IF THEY HATE IT ! OR THEY CAN TRY TO CHANGE THE LAW THROUGH DUE PROCESS. THE CURRENT SYSTEM IS BROKEN IF THE LAW MAKERS DO NOT OBEY THE EXISTING LAWS!  THE SYSTEM IN PLACE JUST CAN NOT WORK OTHERWISE!  THAT IS WHY WE ARE SO FAR APART FROM EACH OTHER. NOBODY GETS THE MENTALITY OF ” LET’S TAKE A VOTE AND TRY THIS WAY, AND IF IT DOES NOT WORK LETS TRY IT YOUR WAY. OUR POLITICIANS HAVE BECOME VAIN AND ARROGANT CELEBRITY PRIMA DONNAS THAT DO NOT HAVE THE DESIRE OR THE BACKBONE TO DEMAND DECORUM IN WDC. POLITICS IN THE USA HAS BECOME A SIDE SHOW CARNIVAL RUN  BY CLOWNS THAT FAIL TO SPEAK TRUTHFULLY AND HONORABLY BECAUSE THEY WANT THEIR PAYCHECKS AND PERKS. THEY DO NOT WANT TO MAKE WAVES OR DO THE HARD WORK THAT THEIR JOB DEMANDS. IT SHOULD BE  WDCC.

WASHING DISTRICT COUNTRY CLUB

 THE COST OF RUNNING FOR OFFICE IS SO GREAT, A PERSON HAS TO START OFF RICH OR SELL THEIR SOULS TO THE BIG MONEY BACKERS.  THE CIVIL WAR BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTH HAD MORE HONOR THAN OUR UNCIVIL WAR OF TODAY !  THE NEWS OF TODAY HAS NO HONOR ON EITHER SIDE OF THE AISLE. THERE ARE HONORABLE PEOPLE THAT ARE  EXCEPTIONS.  EVERYONE PUSHES THEIR OWN AGENDA AND CHANTS THEIR PARTYS’ MANTRAS.  THE BI-POLAR NEWS MEDIA ACTS MORE LIKE TABLOID SCANDAL RAGS AND LOCK STEP NAZIS AND NOT LIKE CREDIBLE JOURNALISTS. THEY ARE ATTACK DOGS HOWELING OR ON THE HUNT AND PRAYING FOR A KILL ! BOTH SIDES ARE GUILTY ! IT IS SO TRUE ! YOU KNOW, WE ARE NOT A VERY INTELLIGENT RACE AS I HAVE STATED BEFORE, BUT I AM STILL AMAZED AT HOW STUPID WE  BEHAVE AND HOW BADLY WE TREAT EACH OTHER.

EVEN MORE PATHETIC IS THE MEA CULPA BY JAMES COMEY TRYING TO CLEAR HIS CONSCIENCE FOR THROWING A MONKEY WRENCH INTO THE ELECTION PROCESS REOPENING A CLOSED E-MAIL SCANDAL RIGHT BEFORE THE ELECTION SENDING A CLEAR MESSAGE OF MORE POLITICAL SCANDAL.  JAMES COMEY UNDOUBTEDLY  COST HILLARY CLINTON THE ELECTION. AND I AM/WAS A REPUBLICAN !!  JIM COMEY AND I BOTH DID NOT VOTE IN THIS PAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.  THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HE AND ME IS THAT I DID NOT GIVE A SHIT ANY MORE AND HE WAS PLAYING BOTH SIDES AGAINST THE MIDDLE. THEN HE WRITES A BOOK TO GET HIS 30 PIECES OF SILVER AND TO HELL WITH ALL THE REST OF US AS LONG AS HE GETS HIS! MORE SCANDAL!  EITHER HE IS A FOOL OR HE THINKS EVERYBODY ELSE IS !!!! MAYBE BOTH.

      THERE WAS A TIME WHEN NEWS CASTING  WAS A RESPECTABLE OCCUPATION. IT IS NOT AND HAS NOT BEEN FOR QUITE SOME TIME.   CURRENTLY, NEWS DOES NOT UNIFY US AS A PEOPLE BUT DIVIDES US INTO MOBS.  THERE WAS A TIME EVEN IN MY LIFE WHEN NEWS AGENCYS LIVED BY A HIGHER STANDARD.

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN THE NEWS AGENCYS HAD CONFIDENCE IN THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES.  THE ‘NEWS’ PRESENTED THE ACTUAL FACTS TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY. TRUSTED NEWS CASTERS WOULD PRESENT THE FACTS . WHEN A NEWS CASTER PRESENTED A PERSONAL OPINION OR INTERPRETATION OF THE FACTS, IT WAS IDENTIFIED AS A COMMENTARY.   TODAY, THE MAJOR NEWS AGENCYS ARE IN PARTISAN CAMPS. THEY ARE AT WAR WITH EACH OTHER AND PUSHING THEIR  BOSSES AGENDAS AND JUSTIFY IT BECAUSE…………

” the end justifies the means” and because they are POSITIVE that they are correct. Everybody thinks they are correct but nobody’s right when everybody’s wrong !”.  I stole that line from BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD!

A VERY WISE MAN ONCE TAUGHT ME THIS……………           If you go into a law library and see the rows and rows of  LAW BOOKS, he said that all of those books would not be needed if everybody lived by the 10 COMMANDMENTS !

BUT WE DON’T.  DO WE ??  NOBODY DOES. THAT I KNOW AND THAT INCLUDES ME AND MY FAILURES IN TRYING TO DO SO.

I THINK IT WOULD BE NICE IF OUR NEWS MEDIAS WOULD MAKE AT LEAST SOME LEVEL OF EFFORT TO BE CIVIL AND ACT LIKE PROFESSIONAL NEWS CASTERS AND COMMENTATORS. I AM NOT SUGGESTING THEY BACK OFF OF ANY STORYS. NEWSCASTERS SHOULD REPORT THE NEWS, BUT WHEN THEY ARE GIVING A PERSONAL COMMENTARY, IDENTIFY IT……AS A PERSONAL COMMENTARY!  THAT IS HOW IT WAS DONE NOT THAT LONG AGO.  THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE TO THAT IS:  NEWS AGENCYS ARE OWNED BY BILLIONAIRES WHOSE EGOS ARE MUCH LARGER THAN THEIR BRAINS. WE ALL KNOW THAT WE HAVE ALL TURNED A BLIND EYE FROM TIME TO TIME TO GET THAT PAYCHECK. THE TRUTH IS NOT ALWAYS SELF EVIDENT SO WE DO WHAT WE GOTTA DO. Right ?  We’ve got to pay those bills right ?

THE MEDIA IS LIKE A HAMMER. YOU CAN BUILD A HOUSE WITH IT OR BEAT SOMEONE TO DEATH WITH IT.

WE DO NOT HAVE TO LIKE EACH OTHER BUT                    WE SHOULD TRY AND BE CIVIL WITH EACH OTHER!

BUT WHAT THE HELL DO I KNOW ?

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY !  WOW…  I FEEL BETTER !!!

marc-

NEXT BLOG-  MANIFEST DESTINY= LICENSE TO STEAL!

 

marc

 

 

 

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