No one believes much of anything anymore.
One report says the sun will come up tomorrow; another set of critics say wait and see.
set of radio talk show hosts say “X” ... another set says “G” ... or
“Y” ... or “Q.” All of them blame all of the world’s faults on “those
One channel goes nuts over anything anyone in the White House does ... another goes nuts over what that other channel does.
The polarization of politics has infested the whole body politic ... that is, everyone.
Facts no longer matter.
Just this or that ideology.
some even admit it ... like the Arizona Senator who claimed his policy
reasoning pronouncements weren’t even “meant to be factual.”
a web site, a radio station, a TV channel, a magazine, a newsletter and
a newspaper doing nothing but reinforcing a point of view ... and
demeaning all other points of view.
Whatever happened to the reasonable man? ... or woman?
Suppose this is all our fault?
We in the media put all of this on ... almost always with a point of view. Even C-SPAN
... it has often devolved into one talking head talking at an empty
chamber. Congressfolk hardly talk to one another anymore, they just
shout into the ether.
Truth has become fungible.
The elite have made a big mess ...
there is the beginning of what could be a solution. In California, the
former Governator accomplished one big thing: he took redistricting out
of the hands of partisans. The US Congress
could do the same thing ...
it won't, but it could make redistricting separate from the politics of
the moment. Redistricting without examining voter rolls but instead
using geographies would go a long way toward toning down the rhetoric
and moving back toward the center.
Maybe an argument attempting
to curb public union strength could work ... that argument says the
union members, paid by taxpayers, shouldn't be allowed to negotiate with
elected officials that got there via union dues spent on politics ...
so, why should politicians be able to set their own boundaries?
Fat chance, I suppose (those I hope the whole of America disagrees with me!).Meanwhile
, maybe cellphones don’t cause cancer, but they might be killing all the bees in the world. Or, so says Dr. Daniel Favre
, a biologist once with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
He put a cellphone under a beehive and then watched the bees. When the
phone was active, the bees made a high-pitched “let’s swarm” sound.
The Dr. said an active mobile phone “had a dramatic effect.” Click here
for the story from foxnews.com
And, London has an infestation of parakeets.•