Look at the news: Politics has become frustratingly small-minded and shortsighted. We aren’t any better at recognizing threats and opportunities that we see emerging beyond the horizon of the next election. While roads, bridges, broadband networks and other vital pieces of infrastructure are breaking down, governments, especially ours, have become derelict at rebuilding things — “a near-total failure of our political institutions to invest for the future,” as the writer Elizabeth Drew put it recently. Source: New York Times 7-6-16
I found this quote especially insightful. “Small-minded and shortsighted;” how accurate is that a description of our politicians. Left, right, liberal, conservative; it doesn’t matter. They all throw buzz words and bullshit at us and most of us lap it up with the zest of a half starved puppy. Our gullibility seems to be growing daily.
Rebuilding things? That’s the least of our worries. Government has failed to deal with major problems that take years to resolve. We are run by a dysfunctional organization and getting more so.
They think we are stupid, they treat us as if we are stupid, so what possible conclusion can we draw?