Posted by Alan Burrow on Oct 23, 2012 in Americana
You think it’s the politicians? It’s the people who vote for them! The funniest, and saddest, thing about the people on this video is how uninformed they are and how informed they pretend to be. The fact that they have no basis for an opinion doesn’t keep them from having one, and a cocksure one at that. Notice how they not only state an opinion on an event that didn’t occur, they make up all sorts of detail to support their opinion. Clearly, image trumps reality – particularly when the camera is rolling, and in our society, the camera is always rolling. (This, by the way, is why TV cameras should never be allowed in courtrooms for criminal trials. See Exhibit A: O.J. Simpson trial.) People like this – and there are lots of them – are easy to manipulate. And that’s good for politicians who have only two laws: Get elected, and get reelected. In God’s world, you reap what you sow. We get the politicians we deserve.
(If you’re interested in understanding the psychology of Washington, D.C., check out this post.)
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Christian, husband, father, pastor, grandfather (How'd that happen?), adjunct professor, sometime composer, former lawyer, former military, former Floridian turned Idahoan, former basketballer turned golfer—that about sums it up. —Alan Burrow