The current administration under the aegis of a President, whose rantings describe an apparently emotionally juvenile and disturbed personality, has helped magnify the real politic of the US government. Elected officials are supposed to be servants of all the people. It has become abundantly clear that they serve the affluent and corporate class above all else. How else does one explain the hideous ill-conceived legislation that is currently being considered and held up as a true health care reform bill that would certainly devastate so many millions of our citizens, especially the most vulnerable. How else would one explain the fact that the Supreme Court has codified the rampant and excessive ability of the wealthy to have unlimited access to politicians through campaign contributions and has effectively equated money with free speech. How else would you explain a leadership that refuses to accept the expert advice from the scientific and professional communities that conflict with the entrenched fossil fuels industries that currently hold inordinate sway in determining national policy. This underlying reality has naturally led to a corrupt government that responds primarily to the needs and interests of the powerful. It has become acutely apparent that this is a disastrous way to “run a country” as diverse, necessarily complex and multi-faceted as our own.
The American people have been led to crossroads where a definitive choice is now available to us. Either we listen to reason, pay attention to reality, i.e. data, respect intelligence and balanced judgment, demand true equality and representation in government and make sound and informed choices at the polls; or, we continue on the current path to inevitable disaster.
We do not possess the commodity of unlimited time to be a country we can actually be proud of and that will apply its wondrous resources and human capital to fashion a country that sets its sights towards the greater good for everyone rather than remain in the emotionally-charged region of the lower brain.