Tuesday, July 19, 2016

 The world is getting more complicated  now that we're all connected to the Internet. There are no simple answers any more. No"one size fits all" solutions. Tensions between nations are rising over immigration policies  trade barriers, monetary policies, natural resources, disease, religion, social values, racial prejudice -just as they've done before two previous world wars. People yearn for simpler times with simpler rules. A candidate like Donald Trump speaks a language that people understand. He appeals to people who aren't politically correct, don't mince words and  want simple answers.  He's basically a symbol of our National disharmony. His working theory is that under all of the bull shit there are some old fashioned  basic truths. The good guys are the ones wearing white hats and the bad guys have black hats. It's that simple from his point of view. He's basically the symptom of our disharmony. At a time in our history when we most need thoughtful leaders he's a fall back to simpler times when bluster passes for thoughtful strategic thinking. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Two political parties so bent on attacking each other that they can't pass a single bit of significant legislation. Hearing after hearing trying to find a scandal to make the other party look bad. Review the past eight years -was there any legislation passed that solved a problem, that repaired a bridge or a road? What have the politicians accomplished other than smearing each other in mud? Lobbyists make millions of dollars influencing Congress to pass "special interest" legislation. How much legislation was passed that helped the working people in America? Our elected officials have clearly forgotten what their job description is.