Consider What You Have Become

How do you deal with people who believe they’re never wrong?

 

Many people seek justification for their hate through the use of more socially acceptable means. The gestures that exempt accountability or reduces their responsibility and to find acceptance apart of a group that tells them they are the victim and we’re mad as Hell about it.

 

They will tell you who’s at fault and how to fix it, but isn’t it interesting that they never find the problem within themselves? Isn’t it interesting that they are so willing to fix the problem, but only under certain conditions? Isn’t it interesting how so many refuse to answer questions that ask for their personal policy, procedure and perceptions of various social issues, but still they can tell you how social programs do not work?

 

You claim to represent America, but when you look at the ranks and take a step back to take a good look at your membership, supporters and sympathizers as a whole it only resembles a portion of what is America. So who do you say you represent?

 

When you see me you believe that you can speak to me in any ole way, but when the conversation starts and questions begin you learn that you have nothing to say or offer, but excuses, distortions and dismissive responses. You can’t answer a question without getting upset or appearing uncomfortable. Is it something I’ve said?

 

I know you love your patriotic mottos like “America First” and your slogans like, “Taxed Enough Already” or my favorite “I want my country back.” I know you love the symbols such as Sarah Palin or even Michael Steele as an attempt to attract what you lack.

The other use of paraphernalia as the flags, bumper stickers or t-shirts and even the misuse of the Bible as to brand yourself to those who may not consider what you have become. I guess this is acceptable, since it has become standard political marketing techniques. But my question is whether it is considerate, inclusive and tolerant towards others who are unwilling and/or intellectually, strategically and morally not susceptible to these ploys? How far are you willing to go to win an election and at what cost?

 

Why must you use religion as a tool to manipulate public opinion for political gain?

 

How ethical is it to continue using religious rhetoric and language that many of your leaders and those seeking leadership use as a weapon or lightening rod to energize people for a political process or in opposition of the government’s policies or actions?

 

I know it isn’t all Republicans, because many Moderate Republicans were pushed out of their own party for basically being the conscious of the party. With them gone, what’s left? Democrats are not perfect either, but at least they are doing something for others and not just for themselves.

 

There are many things I and others could say about the Republican & Tea Party, but what differences would it really make. I have given up on you many months ago. Primarily, because you have no interested in considering what you have become.

 

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3 thoughts on “Consider What You Have Become

  1. Hi Tim!

    Encouraged to see that you still have that knack to “cut to the chase” and get right to the point(that’s a good thing Sir). Far to often, politicians on either side of asile spend too much time talking about and around an issue as oppose to simply addressing it head on. To your credit, you don’t have that problem; and, without ruffling the feathers of some honest politicains, you dare to speak to truth. I’m not happy with what my party has become of late, but as I often share with you and Melissa too, some of us genuinely want to be part of the solution. We just have to find the courage to take our party back from the extremist in our midst. Hope all is well.

    1. Homerun Al! Seeking genuine solutions to real problems requires a strong gut and mind. Sometimes the solution lies in the middle of two opposing views. Other times it lies outside of both viewpoints, thus requiring both to look outside themselves … and how much of that are we getting!

      Great post Tim … Kudos to the second paragraph.

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