After some thought I had intended to post this as a reply in the previous blog, but have been urged to blog it instead.
I believe government remains a bastion of white power and influence-granted minority representation is gaining numbers but the reality is that there is a system in place which favors the haves over the have nots. There are rules to play by.
People I know will grudgingly admit they are disappointed with Obama-I haven’t been because I didn’t expect much and understood that campaigns are about rhetoric, promising everyone everything, and delivering little.
Personally I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama does pardon Peltier at the end of his term, but that’s a wait and see thing for me.
Hillary may be getting a little long in the tooth to withstand the rigours of a lengthy campaign-if she does elect to run I’m convinced gaining the nomination would be a slam dunk despite her own baggage.
Political careers are about longevity, seeking longevity leads to strange bedfellows-win an election and immediately begin running for the next one. Not a climate in my opinion that lends itself to credibility or favors the best interests of any nation.
Government is about partisanship, perhaps now more than ever-it isn’t about service, but rather opposing sides and a go team rah rah mentality, as if the only place a bad politician could possibly be found is in the other camp.
The media has divided itself along these lines featuring people like Limbaugh, Maddow, and a slew of others-in doing so they pointedly fail to report the news, all of it, substantiated by facts rather than spin.
Independent newspapers are almost unheard of now-it is about media conglomerates who favor and throw themselves behind one party or another-unbiased reporting suffers as the result, as do the people who have a right to know, and in knowing arrive at their own conclusions.
Some may say half a truth is better than a lie, but I would argue such a point as I believe a lie is more readily seen, and a half truth may contain enough elements to beguile.
And so the current Democratic administration apparently is lying about Benghazi, and the former Republican administration lied about wmds existing in Iraq-seems to validate my opinion that there isn’t a nickles worth of difference between either party… a downward spiral unlikely to change.
One that should compel all to focus on their communities and grassroots movements.
I think Don Henley says it best in the below linked video.