Politics has devolved into a mud slinging, drunken brawl
with participants screaming insults and spreading wild rumors taken up as
gospel truth and then spread throughout the land via the internet.
Many people are lazy; upon hearing or reading some
extremely incendiary information, the more outrageous the better, they simply
reproduce the misleading propaganda and pass it on over the ‘net to hundreds,
even thousands of people.
Today I was “de-friended” on facebook by someone who was
apparently upset that I found the article they had posted was false on
snopes.com and I commented on it. That tells me this person and most likely
many of the readers have no interest in whether they are providing accurate
information but simple want something to hang their noose on.
In this case it was the bastardly, dastardly Obamacare.
The article insinuates that the bill that was passed has language that calls
for mandatory implantation of tracking devices into citizens.
According to snopes, where I quickly found the
information about this article, the bill that was passed no longer has the
particular language that referenced implanted devices but even it if did, the
actual intent of the passage was to be able to track information from
electronic devices including implanted devices LIKE PACEMAKERS…
There is a veritable thick gooey soup of lies, tricks and
hateful messages seeping and oozing into every nook and cranny of our cyber
world. Abortions cause cancer, gay marriage threatens heterosexual marriage,
people don’t have jobs because they are lazy, people don’t have healthcare
because they are stupid, our country is a Christian nation and all other beliefs
are here only to dupe the citizenry and pry them away from those solid
Christian values that only they have.
I’ve been around long enough to have seen the best and
the worst of local and national politics but never have I lived through a time
when this country was so deeply divided. It probably hasn’t been this bad since
the War Between the States.
No matter what happened in the political arena in
elections past, ordinary citizens would pack up their tents, go home, visit
with their neighbors and get on with the business of living. Not so today – the
level of animosity and disrespect for governance has not abated in four years.
So, I can’t help but wonder if this country is so broken,
if the people are so bereft of moral standards and common sense that we may
never be able to get along again.
And,if that’s the case, how will it be resolved? Another civil war? Two new
What a depressing state of affairs….