One of the things we hear the most complaints about is the dumbing down of America. I should know, I complain about it all the time. We have become not so much a “stupid” people as an ignorant people. All thanks to a sub-par education system that was once a very good education system. Then the Federal Government got their hands on it and “poof”, very good no more. This is an issue upon which many other issues hinge. How can an ignorant people vote smart?
One of my other complaints is the infantilizing of America. I’m not just talking about the silly college students who act like spoiled little kids. I’m talking about adults that act the same way.
Remember when you were a kid and you tried to blame someone else for your actions? Remember how your parents didn’t fall for that nonsense? Then why do parents that won’t excuse their children excuse politicians? That puzzles me.
Few adults are willing to be responsible for their own words or actions. Miniscule number of politicians are willing to be responsible for their works or actions. Or they simply say, “I take full responsibility for whatever” and that’s the end of the conversation. As if just saying you are responsible is enough. Hillary does it all the time.
When things go wrong, as they certainly will if enough people are determined to find fault with what you say or do, the quickest response seems to be to point a finger at someone else. Not my fault they cry – it’s him/her over there. What hogwash!
All politicians are good at finger pointing and blame gaming but Obama has raised it to an art form. Nothing is ever his fault. He always has the highest motives for all he does he whines and his detractors are either racist or just plain mean. Anyone that criticizes him does it because they hate America and the American people especially poor people or women. Saying his opponents hates poor black women is a double whammy. Again, what hogwash!
Now we have a new blame-gamer on the scene with Donald, “the whiner” Trump. This is the man who is supposed to be some big tough guy that would take on the PTB and the media and win one for the country. He’s supposedly the Alpha male that would make America Great Again. Just what we need, another Whiner In Chief.
Sorry but with all deference to stepping on a campaign slogan, America is still great, it’s the government, the media, the major party candidates running for president and a large number of parasitical citizens that aren’t all that great.
Right now I am talking about phony finger pointers and blame-gamers which leads to hypocrites too. But they alone deserve their own post on another day. A much, much, longer post. Maybe a row of post like a bunch of fence posts.
Example: Michelle Obama ripped Donald Trump last week, accusing him of sexual assault for bragging in a private conversation about how easy women are for celebrities. The lewd sexist language just horrified her. She suffered a nasty flashback to all the rap stars she’s applauded at the White House.
Michelle Obama is a very popular First Lady. For one thing she has all the African American community as fans. She has all the media at her feet. She could wear the drapes ala Scarlett O’Hara and the fashionistas would swoon.
She tells lies and no one dares call her on it because that would be both racist and sexist. She points a finger at Donald Trump for being lewd while exposing her two young daughters to the lyrics and antics of rappers like Jay-Z. Maybe mentioning her is on the topic of finger-pointing phonies works well after all.
Both parties are finger-pointing phonies. Both parties play the blame-game at every opportunity. Like toddlers telling momma that “he hit me back first” they whine and point their grubby fingers at someone else. The problem for the right is that the left is much better at it and has the added advantage of a biased media that helps them point a giant finger at the right.
It’s not that the right doesn’t deserve it – it’s that if anyone is silly enough to blame one side for the mess they’ve made of this country. The Democrats, the Republicans, the media and the voters are all to blame. And lest I appear a finger-pointing phony too, so am I. I voted for many of the miscreants that have done us wrong. I didn’t do my due diligence before voting. At one time I was a stupid, mindless party line voter. I woke up. Now if only more voters would wake up too. Because until they do the finger-pointing phonies will win. And we will all lose.