by Gray Graham
I hope this is the last politics type post, I write for a long time.
I care about people. All people. Unlike many people I do not brag about removing people from my life. I do not think I am too smart or dumb that I can not learn from others. I do not love the sound of my own voice. I do not tell people to remove themselves from my life for no other reason than they disagree with me. There is a lot of hate in this country from all sides. There is a lot of hate in this world. There are a lot of sins and evil that we accept as common place.
Exit polls yesterday showed that voters think that the country is going in the wrong direction. I know most of those voters are Republicans but some of them are Democrats. So my question is what is the direction that people want the country to go?
I suspect that these voters want America to go in completely opposite directions over a few small issues but are completely ignoring the most important ones; starting with the fact that the rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, and both groups are mad and not happy.
We don't know if it is just a generational shift where you have people in different generations with different values coming into conflict or if America just is too diverse for its own good. In the past everyone would just try to assimilate into the melting pot but today people want to have their own individual culture and beliefs. We are very much a country of self above society.
So we have people voting only on their personal wants. They are no longer willing to make a sacrifice if it means another American will have a better life. People do not think of soldiers as their sons and daughters when they are off to war in another country. When an Afro American child is killed by police officers many Americans do not see that as their child. It seems more people are interested in protecting their privacy even if it means that criminals get to operate more freely.
America has a problem. It can not make up its mind what is most important. We keep electing a government that is designed to fail because we elect people that do not personally get along and then expect them to magically work together for the good of the country. Americans do not do things for the good of the country and they do not elect people that work toward the good of the country.
This is why I and many others dislike politics. At its core it never seems to be about helping people. Its sole purpose is for power and that power is usually in the form of money. If you have money then it really doesn't matter which party wins because you can always buy the results you want.
In the meantime the average American has to work as hard as they can to survive. We live in the richest country in the world, with the lowest average wages, the longest work week, the worst educational system, the worst health care, and the lowest income level in the industrial world.
How many voters cast a ballot to change any of this? That my friends is why I hope this is my last post for awhile on politics because in the end it doesn't really do anything to help the most people. Until we learn to love each other, we are going to keep destroying each other.