Thursday, September 22, 2016

It's Been A While

It's been quite a while since I have posted to my blog. Why you may ask?  There are several reasons.  Recently, my wife and I purchased a home.  Moving at the age of 45 is far different than doing so in your 20's.  My body has taken a LONG time to recover.   I've also not blogged because of the current state of affairs throughout our country.  We are in the midst of one of the ugliest Presidential elections ever.  The majority of Americans will tell you that neither candidate is desirable.  And the ugliness of this election gets worse - not by the day - it gets worse by the moment.

As Americans, we tend to tune out and feel that our voice/vote may not make a difference.  This complacency has created a strange culture.  I recently read an article written by a person who chose NOT to vote in the 1968 election.  Worth the read.  We need to make the connection - not voting in this election is essentially voting for an unqualified, dangerous candidate who can hurt our nation to a point beyond repair.

In 1999, Director Ron Howard released a film titled Ed TV.  Essentially, it is what reality television is today - cameras followed Ed around and documented his every move, that of his friends and family, etc.  In the film, the concept became a sensation.  Next came The Truman Show and others; notably Survivor, Big Brother, The Bachelorette, The Bachelor,  and of course, Celebrity Apprentice.  You see, we have created this ignorant culture where viewers think what transpires on these shows is actually real!  I have seen interviews with participants who claim, "that is not how it went.  The editing really changed things."  Our culture and its media has created what is now the GOP Presidential Candidate - and this person is perhaps the most dangerous thing our country has faced since Joseph McCarthy.  Why the media and others don't take a stand against this individual baffles me.  The lies get deeper, the questions don't get answered, and the ignorant and uneducated are his "prey."  Racial tension in this country is worse than ever.  How sad.  What have we become?  Where are we headed?

The link to video below sums things up...

I promise that my next post will be positive.  It's been a challenge lately to stay focused on the positive when so much negative is regularly in the news....