Saturday, August 18, 2012

We hold these truths to be self-evident

I think you are full of crap. And I can prove it. Yet I am astonished when you think the same of me.

How could you be so wrong? I get most of my information from the Internet. We have video of you guys dragging your knuckles whenever you venture out of the caves.

What do you mean the Net is where you get your information, too? No. We are not scum sucking pigs.


Hold it. See the problem? The Internet is the vehicle that is fertilizing the polarization of America. The philosophical divide is deeper and meaner than ever before. Most Americans read only what they want to believe – and they dismiss opposing views.

Lies are too easy. In this 24/7 news cycle, most everything burns off in a day or two.

Government is at a standstill. Congress feeds off setting Americans against Americans.

And our political class is getting rich selling hate and fear. They protect their benefactors. Did anybody on Wall Street go to jail after the trillion dollar scandal?

The problem is too entrenched for one president, no matter which political party.

The people need to help.

And one place to start would be to use the Internet as an instrument of good.








2 comments:

The South Plainsman said...

"Government is at a standstill. Congress feeds off setting Americans against Americans.

"And our political class is getting rich selling hate and fear. They protect their benefactors. Did anybody on Wall Street go to jail after the trillion dollar scandal?"

That quote is exactly what is wrong in our country. Our politics have become more about division than anything else, and it is preventing us from addressing very important issues. Shame on ALL of the politicians.

Sure, there are legitimate differences. There always have been. But good will and the national interest almost always led to accommodation. Our current politicians are all so obsessed with obtaining or maintaining power that they are failing to deal with very difficult and important issues facing the country.

Any instrument of communication in a free society certainly will contain lies, misstatements, and divisive material. The readers have to be sufficiently educated and willing to read things critically.

Unfortunately, one of the big issues not being addressed is that of our poor and getting poorer educational system.

RicK Anderson said...

Mr George Phenix.

My name is Rick Anderson. I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I just got off the phone with Bob Huffaker. He tells me you use to live here. I called Bob after years ago after the publication of > When The News Went LIVE: Dallas 1963. Bob and his lovely wife Veva have been most generous with me in sharing there memories a time now so long ago. Bob suggested I contact you through your blog and I am leaving this message in a comment section of a recent blog.
With the greatest of respect and the kindest regards I was was wondering if it would be possible if you could give me a call when convenient. I was hoping we might discuss the events that transpired in the Basement of the Dallas Police Department on Sunday the 24th of November 1963. Your film of the shooting of LHO is remarkable.
All The Best! Hoping to here from you soon.

-Rick Anderson (612) 743-7358

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