Tuesday, October 25, 2016
An Opinion from the Upper Decks
Hate and discontent at election time is normal. Now it seems that nobody , Right or Left, is happy 24/7. In spite of being better off, if only slightly, than we were 8 years ago, many of us are convinced that Life in the USA is going down the tubes.
I do not pretend to know all the why's. But I do know who I would blame for this over the top dissatisfaction Americans have regarding their lives now. I blame the media weasels and the leadership of both the Right and the Left and their mutual reliance on Fear to herd us into their various corrals.
But ultimately, I blame our citizens for allowing things to get out of hand. We have ended up with the government we deserve, by not insisting on better.
We piss and moan about how nothing gets done. We allow ourselves to become mind numb followers of leaderships spoon feeding us lies, empty promises, accusations and doom on the horizon scenarios. We buy into their fear rhetoric because it is easier to fear a thing, than try to face it.
So, if we want to blame someone for what is going on, we might look in a mirror.
Shifting our selfish focus on the quantity in our lives to the quality of all our lives might just be a good place to begin turning things around.