As we watched this debacle of our CONgress play their little reindeer games, it should be apparent to everyone that we should all think for ourselves. This little “game” cost us $24 billion dollars and in the end we all knew the outcome. So what was it for and how did we sit quietly and watch this charade like we were watching a soap opera?
Here is where we have to examine how MSM and politicians collectively used language, catch phrases, and 30 second sound bites to keep us all in line. We were mere pawns in the game. We knew by everything in our beings that this was a pathetic joke being foisted upon us and yet we all aligned to whatever pundit’s view suited us most.
Don’t get me wrong here. I don’t care if you are liberal, conservative, tea party member, independent, or just don’t give a damn at all. We all were qued up in whatever box and then royally screwed without exception, $24,000,000,000 worth! 800,000 of us didn’t work for two weeks or more, our parks and government services were shut down, agencies like the Weather Service, USGS, NOAA and other critical agencies that keep us safe from weather, earthquakes, etc were shuttered, and agencies that directly affect our health such as the FDA and CDC were not functioning.
You see we are definitely all collectively being used so some jackasses in Washington can posture for their campaign contributors. It is just that simple. This is not governing. Look, again, whether you are for government and the social benefits a benevolent government can bring or you are someone who believes government should play a minimal role in our lives, no society can exist without some form of collective agreement for administering our collective needs. We came to understand that more clearly as a result of this game.
In a truly enlightened society, that governmental role is left to those individuals who have been selected by their communities because of their intelligence, loyalty, trustworthiness, honesty, and integrity. With maybe one or two exceptions, these virtues are non-existent in our DC capital gang. In fact, gang seems to be the right word here. Then, when we examine just what was “accomplished” here, the answer is nothing except to postpone this fiasco for a few months!
I have complete faith in us all acting for ALL. We have to wake and realize we have been polarized against each other for a reason and it is a reason none of us would give our permission to voluntarily be used in such a manner. Before we are “republican, or democrat” “liberal or conservative” or any of the other “labels” MSM wants to put on us, we are Americans, without exception. We are families of mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, and we all have a personal vision of a just society within us.
As we approach this next election cycle, we should be looking in our communities for the people we admire and respect and convince them to consider taking on this sacred role of responsibility and then we should support them in a manner that doesn’t leave them beholding to the banksters and crooks. We should not allow ourselves to be labeled in any way and most of all, we should have our discussions locally and basically shut off the boob tube and listen to our hearts.
Maybe this is Polly Annish view, but it seems right to me. Right now I just feel these jackasses all ought to be shown the door, without exception. Ok, I will put away the soapbox now. I just had to get that off my chest.