Jan 23 2011
I apologize for the drop off in posting. After the madness of the AZ shooting and how the left insanely stuffed their feet into their mouths with their ludicrous demands for civility – until we learned the shooter was a 9-11 Truther who hated George Bush (and probably November’s election results) – I had to walk away from politics for a bit. This was more a straw-breaking-the-back moment than anything else. It had a huge impact on my attitude as the tragic death of a wonderful young life was wiped off the headline news and replaced with rabid liberals crying foul. Still disgusts me.
I have not been able to stomach the rabid political debate from either side since. Especially since some on the right can be just a few notches less volatile and overheated than those on the left. The truth is the fringes are mad with unrealistic anger, and it has always been the moderates in the middles who become the targets of their attacks. Rep Giffords just became the horrific worse case example of where the shallow, and at times childish, debate in this country has devolved.
We cannot even accept error and mistake on our own sides because of this ever heated anger. The zealots are wrong on so many counts now that need correction, but the idea of coming together to fix them is impossible. Global Warming and Climate issues have been lost to BS data and false alarm bells, while the science of genetics and evolution is under attack from science drop outs. I have yet to see the mature and serious debate coming from the new Congress on any matter. The usual suspects are ranting into microphones on Capitol Hill. I am not seeing enough ‘new’ out there, and I know that is because of the strangle hold the media has on who gets coverage.
Realizing we have reached perfect political paralysis in a position where we are bleeding our finances out and crippling the country for years to come has me less interested in political babble. I need to see something concrete and there is nothing happening. Sadly, there will be nothing happening.
On top of all this I landed on some work which is the epitome of bureaucratic waste. I am not going to go into details here on the blog, but the reality of how badly the government performs combined with the reality that the politics of this country is wandering aro8ubd without the spine to fix it has me wondering how much farther we must fall before there is enough heat to overcome the bureaucratic processes that act as a barrier to getting things right again. Things should be easy to fix, except all the dumb and useless laws and red tape required taht get in the way of making good decisions.
This new job is an anomaly in my business, not the norm. But it is an example of government run amok, and how even an army of good intentioned and capable people cannot take even basic steps in getting things back on course. The cancer is so wide spread and on auto-pilot, it may be there is no way to avoid the fall. If it all is this insidious and wide spread, then rooting it out may actually require extremely draconian measures against a lot of scared cows on both sides of aisle.
And the chances of that happening ….