If it’s broke, then fix it


How about a show of hands: how many people out there think our country is worth saving? Thank you. Yes, the ‘ayes’ have it. Of course, you wouldn’t know it if you happened to turn on the radio on any given day of any given month. Listen to any of these hucksters that are on the air [making a fortune, I might add], fanning the flames of hatred, sowing their own seeds of discontent and you get the idea that we should just burn down the whole thing and start anew, but their way, this time. The ‘Good Book’ reminds us that only corn will come from corn and only nettles can come from nettles. Now, if that’s true, how can you hope to unify a country that you are trying to divide? So, there is a perverted sense of logic to think the way these people think and that is to keep us disgusted, disillusioned and disheartened all the while puffing up their ratings. It’s all about the entertainment of the masses. The sad part here is that these people have no saleable skills other than racking muck to wit they are paid somewhere in the 30 to 40 million dollar range. This is a sad commentary on us and on our society; it’s sad that we give them credence and pathetic that we give them a pulpit. What’s worse is that they wrap themselves in the American flag and call themselves, dare I say it: conservatives. And they’d be wrong on both counts.

First and foremost, there are no true conservatives left today. They’re all gone— the Goldwater’s, the Dirksen’s, the Buckley’s. What you have left is a reactionary bunch that call themselves conservative that are, basically, anti-color,

anti-civil liberties, anti-civil rights, anti-woman’s movement, etc. As a matter of fact, they seem to be ‘anti-everything’ except themselves. Sadly enough, it wasn’t always like that. Back in the day, before the nuts started running the asylum, we were blessed to have more talent in Washington than today. Like them or not, you could reach across the aisle and work with these people. Republicans. Democrats. Dixiecrats. Later on in his life, Senator Goldwater, much to his credit, did apologize to the black community for not standing up against segregation and his opposition to Civil Rights Legislation. His apology was accepted across the board. You’d be hard pressed to find someone in either chamber in Washington with that type of moral fiber today, someone who could admit that he/she was wrong.

Hopefully, one day, all these people will talk ‘til they’re blue in the face and then blow away in the breeze. Maybe then the voices of reason will re-appear and make their presence known. It really is a place worth saving.

At least, that’s the way I see it. Take care. MLProko ©2010   www.mikeproko.com

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