They poop it and so many eagerly grab forks and spoons to scoop it…
Image Of Malcolm Spanking Barack Is Eye Catching…
I get it…I get it. Vote For Change…They are a cute family…Historic blah blah…but really all history isn’t progressive in a way that improves the human condition. I guess we have to cling to the press clippings and just find comfort in the “At least it isn’t Bush, McCain, or Romney…” mentality. Just not a fan of the politician.
More specifically a CAREER politician…Those who do it to make a living over a difference, which is just about all of them. Not knocking anyone for feeding their family, but just call it what it is…a job, career, and making a living…not service. Maybe I’m not rich enough or poor enough to feel the benefits.
It’s not about my personal well being that prompted the post…I just don’t like being told I should vote and praise a man that doesn’t care or can’t execute on my agenda…public health is cool…but public education is critical. Again I respect the man, because of Michelle Obama really…I’d like to see in his 2nd and last term him be more proactive and assert the full extent of his power and influence to push policy to improve the lives of Americans more than take lives of the misidentified enemies of the nation.
The greatest enemy of America is lack of education and resources to live above poverty while being beaten over the head with images of other gluttons being rewarded for their wasteful and distasteful behavior. #FeedTheGreed?
I’m not going to pretend that I understand homosexuality or that I’m a true champion of gay marriage. I openly admit to being something that I typically don’t like to be on a topic, which is ambivalent toward the matter. It doesn’t effect me one way or the other, so I’m not going to drum up fake concern in order to get a pat on the back.
What does bother me is the taking of a personal choice or a preferred lifestyle and politicizing it. Even worst politicians and people who consider themselves as ‘informed voters’ (oxymoron?) assigning their oh so fluid religious beliefs and pseudo-philosophies to a matter that has no place on a ballot.
The separation of church and state is really non-existent. That is problematic. It makes people who already inherently hypocritical more empowered to unjustly apply their illogical and unjust “beliefs”. It is all good to lean on your religious beliefs only if you are christian or catholic in the US when trying to get a base of support for your cause or to fuel your distraction, but when it comes to actions and being accountable to injustices inflicted on people everyday religion gets trumped by policy and constitutional commandments.
If we are not putting on a ballot whether or not people can be homosexual, bi-sexual, heterosexual or asexual then why the hell would we care to politicize those same individuals rights to marry, adopt, and operate within that lifestyle in any fashion they care to as long as it is productive and in keeping with whatever standards a citizen should be charged with to add to the greater good?
President Obama made a statement as a man that happens to be a politician, which no matter context or content will always be over politicized and have multiple people spinning the message to help quench their own thirst for attention or more support for their cause. The fact of the matter is he expressed something that is lacking in politics, religion, as well as everyday life…evolution of thought.
We cannot be STUCK. Yes you stand for what you believe and try to be open and gain perspective, but no one will change your mind, but you. With that, if you are being presented with facts and are able to see that things are not as you thought they were there should be a paradigm shift. In many cases that shift will have you show support for many things that you personally do not live, but have grown to understand and appreciate those who do live it.
Bottom line is marriage is as ambiguous as it has proven to be unsuccessful for many of the same reasons gay marriage is even an issue we get distracted by debating. Religion and Politics don’t mix. People will stand on the bible to debate gay marriage, abortion, planned parenthood, but in the same vein stomp all over the bible in support of the things they lust over (guns, money, sex, power, and their perceived right to be considered the moral right).
As a nation we will never build in any positive direction if we are always so willing and eager to tear down others based on race, religion, sexuality, and economic status…As a country was are over 200 years old (236 from day of independence and 225 from the signing of the constitution), but still needs to grow up.
Equality that is situational is not equality really. So for that reason I support Gay Marriage and don’t believe it should be a political issue or something the people have a right to allow or disallow…
I contend that voting is more like a carnival game than an exercise of knowledge and action!
Step right up and pull the lever!! You too can be a participant in a system so vastly muddied and disorganized that you can’t see how it works! Hey there you look like you love your country…you give 50% of your hard earned income back to this very system that could care less if you live, die, suffer, or survive…you mine as well cash in your contribution by waiting in this line to cast a vote for people you don’t really need to know and who also have little accountability to the very oaths they take to serve the people of the United States..,Come on over and collect on your privilege and right
Cynicism is not the same as being critical. We aren’t critical enough of our government. We have been neutered into being unable to birth new thoughts that grow strong to add more to the world than less face to face connection or new ways to exploit the less fortunate.
Onajé Malik Lott
There is one major component that doesn’t get touched on in this article and it is education, which goes back to the Federal level. President Obama kicks off this ariticles purpose by asking the very question that previous Presidents have ignored for years, because the fat cats were eating good. This idea or LIE that the GOP actually used in their “rebuttal” via Mitch Daniels of the US being the place of the “haves and soon to haves” is ridiculous. The great lie of America is that all you need to do is work hard. There are plenty of displaced and lost hard workers in this country. The federal government isn’t innovative in anyway. How many new initiatives and ground breaking actions to improve inefficiencies have come over the last 30+ years??
You keep seeing “Mid-skill” level referenced. This country has been so committed to this model of filtering youth to being politicians or service professionals in the sense that you go to college and no matter what you study (Engineering to English) you can function as an Agent of Service. This does NOTHING for need to INNOVATE and create change to a outdated model for an OUTDATED BRAND called America! These examples where a factory like FoxxConn gets it and builds systems of efficiency and quality all over the world is something the US has had the means to do years ago, but FAILED to execute on, because the “leaders” fell asleep at the wheel and because as stated before…the fat cats have always ate well. If GREED or GOOD is your measure of value you lack value. If CASH over CONVICTION is your mission you have no true mission. If PROFIT over PURPOSE is your position dammit you will always lose your spot. The foundation unlike what President Obama was saying last night in need of great repair. I understand he is speaking to a need to see the bright side, but the reality is we’ve been doing that so long the ugly truths that needed attention was lost in the dark. Now when we go back to try to address them we are stumbling in the dark as we trip over every item some dropped and walked away from. A President shouldn’t be a janitor, but the government on whole is supposed to be working for the people and they just haven’t been doing their job. And for people to fall back on the “well if you vote it won’t happen” are way off. I contend voting is more like carnival game than an exercise of knowledge and action!!
So essentially the lore and lust of instant gratification produced retardation in growth as well as the desire to forecast with the purpose of long-term prosperity.
Onajé Malik Lott