When I hear people on television discussing how much money is spent on political advertising, it makes me realize that some have way too much money to throw away. While millions in the country struggle to find jobs, some who are rolling in dough throw it around and wait for their people to get in control so that they can get more. Elections for some people are just a way to have fun.
I worry about this country. I wonder if when they finally run out of money, what extremes are they willing to go to get more? We are told that Americans like nasty advertising. So the people running the political campaigns try to make them as nasty as possible to attract potential voters. What happened to truth in advertising?
In any case, the race goes on. Those who have vowed to keep President Obama from having a second term are waging a major war. The hatred seems to seep out of their pores when they speak his name. Perhaps, if they spent all of that energy in dealing with the country’s problems, we might get something done about the job situation.
While the gridlock in Congress seems to go on endlessly, the state legislatures seem to waste no time in getting laws on the books. The number of laws concerning women's rights and voter registration that have been passed by various states is noteworthy. Anxiety over voters and women’s rights have generated enough attention to get these lawmakers working hard at their jobs.
The absence of voter fraud has in no way stopped some states from keeping a look out over the way their ballots are processed. And the fact that women haven’t requested assistance from their states on how to take care of their bodies hasn’t meant they have been neglected.
One thing is obvious, as Americans we are no closer to finding a way to work together than we have been in the past. In our current environment, there is no way people would be willing to put their ideas and energies to work in a common cause. People seem to have their names and labels applied to each project to let everyone know, so they can be credited for their undertakings.
At this point, individuals, it seems, have put their markers in place, and refuse to let go of them. If anyone wants to work with them it has be on their terms. Our attitudes toward one another are poisoning the workplace, the gym and everywhere in between. Our children are growing up in a world of hate and negativism, where neighbor is at odds with neighbor — and it’s all about politics.
Life is scary. You can’t count on anything staying where we put it. The voting rights that we thought we had aren’t there anymore. We have to go back and fight that fight again, and our children will have to battle it again in their generation.
The lust for power seems suddenly to have invaded every aspect of our lives. That seems to be the driving force behind this need for an individual to have the world operate by his or her rules or no rules.
The plan is obviously in place and regardless of whether we want in the game, we are the players. So, like it or not, we go shoving, pushing, dragging and plowing toward victory.
And, actually, when it’s all said and done, where is that?