Saturday, May 31, 2014

Our political division at home, hurts our image abroad. - A point well taken, Governor Christie.

This past Friday, Governor Christie told a group of republicans (lower case is intentional) that, "The world is frightened." "... if we can't get along with each other, how can we lead the rest of the world?" (Brent Johnson, The Star-Ledger)

But Gov. Christie, you, not the personal you but the collective you, are the source of the problem.I have no idea of when it happened but it did happen over a period of time when a large enough number of professional politicians realized it was in their own interest to avoid compromise like the plague. Compromise became a weakness that could be exploited; fatally eploited. At the same time, the evolution of the American public majority, to a position of distrust in authority and its resulting disinterest in political detail, coincided with mainstream media's exploitation of that disinterest.

There's enough blame to go around. You, me, and everyone else; we're on a run-away train. What can I do? I can join the group -- which I think is the majority -- that denies the problem. 

To big to fail. 

Nothing I could do anyway.

Sadly, run away train scenarios only get saved in the movies.

I should stay away from politics.