Monday, December 19, 2011
How Congress Works Today
Instead of stepping back to take the broader view, and spend a few minutes catching their breath, they quickly look to their respective ideologies for excuses rather than allowing time for common sense to seep to the top. Distracted and fooled into thinking all of these unfolding events are not inter-connected, they address each as individuals rather than as the mob that has really shown up at their door.
Evidence that things have gotten completely out of control emerges when they fall back on the blame game hoping that by doing this they will escape or not be held accountable for having screwed up in the first place.
A period of Blame Time begins. Nothing is accomplished, nothing is done. The only proof they even acknowledge the problem is by their cowardly retreat from it and blatant refusal to own the events they themselves put into play maybe not even that long ago. As expected, Blame Time, as it always does, turns out useless solutions while using up precious time and resources.
Many ,if not all of them now enter Catatonic Time. Evidence of it displayed when they put one thumb in their mouth and the other up their ass. This period often results in a brief moment or if we are lucky moments of calm, even as those overwhelming events still whirl around them out of control. It is but the eye of the hurricane and those still aware know what comes next.
Time to go on vacation.
Image from Redmond Library