Things aren’t the way they used to be.
I wanted to be a writer and my favorite subject is football (fantasy to be precise). I wanted to bring humor and laughter into the arena. I wanted to be famous for my seemingly magical and witty insights.
Well, the past week has made me re evaluate. I find myself a bit depressed. I see an election with no one to vote for. I see an economy and see that everyone is powerless to do anything about it.
Let me say this: This shall pass. I can’t tell you when, but it will.
NOW, let me tell you what the problem is:
Let me say that I don’t care what your political bias is. I don’t wish to offend anyone in that arena, at least not in this entry.
Our problem today is fear. When fear strikes an economy, something stops. The stop dams up the flow of commerce and then you get that sour taste in the back of your throat and build more fear. When we go to the polls, we vote for people who are supposed to represent our interests. We are most certainly not getting our money’s worth. SOMEONE is getting THEIR money’s worth, but not you, me, and the rest of the neighborhood. Our representatives are representing something or someone other than their constituents. They trade on fear. If you don’t believe me, just try to remember some of the things you’ve heard this year. These representatives are either greedy or thirsting for power.
They are for sale. They have been purchased. They’ve either been purchased with money, or the promise of continued power or entry to the “inner sanctum” where the power is traded. Favors and decisions get made every day based on where the contributions come from. Just follow the money. The really bad news is that this will not get better, but worse, unless we demand and get a change. Our entire congress and senate have a vested interest in who gets elected president, and ACT like they have such an interest.
I’m not a conspiracy lover, so you can continue to read. All people (representatives included) do things for a reason. The selfless desire to serve has all but disappeared in our representative government. Large interests can send a much larger sum to these people that we, as individuals, are capable.
When I get done posting this, I intend to send a letter to my congressman, for all the good it will do, and to her competitor, demanding that we take that “for sale” sign down. Won’t you join me?