Friday, August 7, 2015

A Political Paradigm Shift?

Are we on the verge of a political paradigm shift. Got to wonder. This is the first time in all the years since I've been old enough to vote that I absolutely dread the upcoming political season. Absolutely dread it. Many people with whom I've spoken feel similarly. Do I care about my country? Most definitely. Am I passionate about what I believe. Yep. But I absolutely dread the haranguing back and forth, the misleading political ads....on all sides of the political landscape, and most of all, I dread the positioning and posturing done by most candidates to make us believe they actually care about us.

What would make me happier would be if I felt that the candidates cared more about the United States than about their particular party or their particular brand of politics. But I don't really think they do. If they did, we'd see people able to work together when they are elected to office. But, as we've seen in recent years, that is not going to happen.

So I wonder if the political process will undergo a paradigm shift. I'm really tired of the hundreds...or thousands of emails and the gazillion phone messages, most of them robocalls....most people are equally tired of this....it doesn't make an impact. So much money is wasted. So I wonder if campaigning will shift or if people will force a paradigm shift of some sort. Something has to give. And, of course, as has been said by a wise old man (Machiavelli)..."power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely"....

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