Perhaps only older people can actually see the corruption that surrounds us because so many younger people have never known anything else.
It is a given that politicians lie. Most people are only outraged by the lies told by the other side. The lies told by their side are justified because their side is right. I’m not going to talk about politicians and corruption today – that’s just too easy.
Then there is the corruption in Hollywood. Many of celebrity obsessed citizens don’t care how corrupt, immoral, stupid, uninformed or dishonest a celebrity it – they are celebrity so they get a pass. Not with me they don’t. I’m not going to talk about celebrities and corruption today – that’s just too easy.
I want to talk about 2 professions that were once regarded with respect and admiration: Journalists and Teachers.
Let’s start with media shall we? That’s the easiest because a majority of people regard them as corrupt, biased and dishonest. Those that do not are usually either biased themselves, and accept bias that goes their way, or ignorant due to the fact that the biased media doesn’t inform them and therefore they don’t know.
The media spent 8 years ignoring any hint of corruption in the Obama administration. Investigative Journalism almost disappeared from sight. Unless the media found a faint whiff of something that could be used against a Republican. Well faint whiff wasn’t even necessary. They reported on gossip and lies. The so-called “fake-news” so beloved of the left today.
A reporter asked Trump’s spokes liar Spicer on day two of the Trump administration what’s been done for the Black Community so far. Media went 2920 days without asking Obama that once. Bias? Corruption?
The media promoted Donald Trump all through the primary season while mentioning Hillary as little possible. The billions in free advertising for Trump was supposed to allow the public to see what a reprehensible human being he was/is and therefore keep them from voting for him. The rest of the plan was to hide the reprehensible Hillary as much as possible because other than celebutards most people just don’t “like” her and they think she’s a crook.
The plan backfired. Bigly. Oops.
Now the media has gone completely crazy in their outrage that their plan didn’t work and that Trump is now in the White House. Unable to see that their bias, dishonesty and corruption is part of what got Trump elected they are in meltdown mode in the public eye and can’t seem to help themselves. After all their bias and corruption has worked so well for over 30 years it should still be working for them now. And when it doesn’t they only know to do more of the same. Biased, corrupt and stupid.
They cannot seem to understand that the fight between the media and Trump is being loved by every citizen that was tired of one-sided reporting. They are tired of the Republicans cowering in a fetal position every time the media attacked them.
Just as the media cannot understand the times have changed many of the establishment people on the right can’t understand either. They cringe at each Trump tweet. They shudder when he attacks the media while citizens stand and cheer.
People are tired of being called racists for not agree with Obama policies. People are tired of being treated as second-class citizens for having the wrong color skin – i.e. that would be white. And they are tired of the racism directed at them and never mentioned by the media because the media is usually the ones slinging the mud.
They don’t like the media and when we don’t like something or someone we do like to see them get their comeuppance. Trump vs media should make for an interesting 4 years. Entertaining if nothing else.
Then we come to corruption in education. Teachers were once a sacred cow that no one dared chastise.
The meme when my own children were young was the “we pay plumbers more than teachers.” Thus supposedly we cared more about unclogging a drain than our children’s education. Like most memes it sounds good until you really take it apart and examine it. Honestly, isn’t it possible to have well-educated children and open drains?
The quality of education has gone steadily down hill for the past 30 years. Perhaps longer. I know that when my own kids were in High School there was talk about High School graduates that were too ignorant to fill out a job application. Whether that was true then it certainly is true now.
Our education system is a disgrace. How did this happen?
I see, and unfortunately hear college kids, kids to me anyway, spout nonsense that only a little bit of knowledge would prove false. They know so little about how little they know. They prefer to spout a slogan to learning a fact. They have been taught what to think and don’t know how to think.
There are a confusing number of reasons for this dilemma but IMO the problem begins with public sector unions. Those poor underpaid teachers are underpaid no more. And their unions pour money into politicians that get them more.
The second part of the equation is tenure. Once a teacher gets tenure they are riding high in the driver’s seat.
Add in that the union has gotten contracts that make it well nigh impossible to fire a bad teacher.
Most people like and admire teacher’s as individuals. They are members of our community and we trust our children to them. That’s fine.
Once we have to face their union, which we don’t like and admire it’s something different. Here in Wisconsin the fight to end the state automatically taking teacher’s union dues out of their checks caused an battle heard across the country.
Newly elected Republican Governor Scott Walker fought to stop the automatic dues deduction and won. Because of this he faced a recall which he won by a bigger margin than he won his election. And suddenly teacher’s across the state were not paying union dues. And the Democrats lost a very large source of income since unions support the left.
So while many of us don’t see teachers as corrupt – what does it make you if you are part of a corrupt entity? And what does it make you if you keep quiet about their corruption because they get you a bigger paycheck? The public regard for teachers is not what it once was and unless they start reining in their unions, it will become less and less.