Reader Opinion: A nation of sheep
As my Uncle Ed often says, "Oh, come on folks." Have we become such a nation of sheep that we can be distracted from our economic realities by a showman, a wheeler-dealer, a PT Barnum of bunkum. Are we so easily taken in by the mainstream media w...
As my Uncle Ed often says, "Oh, come on folks." Have we become such a nation of sheep that we can be distracted from our economic realities by a showman, a wheeler-dealer, a PT Barnum of bunkum. Are we so easily taken in by the mainstream media when they point their cameras and send their reporters to cover what is more like a reality TV show and/or a daily soap opera that we forget everything else in the world, especially all the issues that are affecting our everyday life and existence?
They want us to forget that we have not gotten a raise in months or years and that our kids cannot go to college unless they are willing to graduate with massive debt, or that all the programs to help the ordinary citizens have been scrapped to fund continuing wars and a massive surveillance state while those on top get wealthier and continue to pay lower taxes than we do.
Do they think we are so dumb we will not notice? Are we so dumb that we are so easily taken in by the focus of the corporate media?
Or will we only get part of it and think that Hillary Clinton is a real solution to our problems with her ties and obligations to the big-money and corporate culture that rules the country?
Is it the old, the lesser of two evils? Better to have a continuation of the rule of the 1 percent over the 99 percent (the rest of us) rather than an even more radical 1 percent ruler (Trump is the epitome of the 1 percent arrogance).
Time to turn our back on evil, the lesser of which took us to the current realities of great income inequality and little voice in our lives.