NOTE: This post was written in rage, and originally published on March 12, 2017. I deleted it within hours, not in the mood for a social media barrage from both sides of the administration’s loudest supporters and haters. Like them though, I have strong feelings about the “swamp” (cesspool?) growing larger in DC, in both parties. I have often regretted removing this post, so here it is.
A tweet in my timeline last week strongly inferred that those of us not participating in “The Resistance” and not availing all our free time to the news media’s political reporting, were not being good citizens. It also stated that we’re all too comfortable in our state of “blissful ignorance”. This got me pretty cranked up.
Ignoring the talking heads and spin doctors is not “blissful ignorance”, and neither is non-participation in street protest. It’s an intelligent reaction to not being able to determine which news reports are credible and truthful, due to paid-for bias and the rating wars. Add my core belief we are way past the point where any number of us in the 99% could collectively do anything to bring about change.
The two choices given to us for President of the United States of America last November shows that the ruling aristocracy in America owns the government, and that’s the way it’s going to stay. Our children and our planet do not factor into their actions, as their only concern is keeping their power and satisfying their greed.