Saturday, October 04, 2008

Now What?

The last VP debate showed us that the people can listen and are listening. Almost 70million of us tuned in, primarily to listen to a woman who spoke and used words to flesh out ideas, in the self-same manner that we hear said in conversations among ourselves and among neighbors. No nuanced embellishments or uncommon words to express common sense ideas. And in a voice and intonation revealing authenticity and genuineness, not designed to impress and overwhelm. And to top it all, quite unapologetic about her humble but noble origins.

So what to do with that precious opportunity? People are lending their ear. This is crunch time with barely a month left before we all go to the polls.

What about starting with freeing the facts and bringing them directly to the people, not filtered, nuanced, or intended to impress and overwhelm.

Let’s start learning the facts that appear to be disregarded by the electorate and partisans who derive their info filtered by an irreversibly biased media who has undeniably taken a side and party operatives who will not allow unvarnished facts to get in their way so long as they get what they want out of this election.

So here is an article from respected economist and political commentarist, Thomas Sowell, Do Facts Matter.
Right now, the polls indicate that a whole lot of the people are being fooled a whole lot of the time.

The current financial bailout crisis has propelled Barack Obama back into a substantial lead over John McCain-- which is astonishing in view of which man and which party has had the most to do with bringing on this crisis.

Read and reread this short article for a general understanding where a good part of the blame should lie for this cascading economic crisis we are all laboring under.

Do not be too impressed by the beautfiul language and witty sayings of men. My standard is not one of words, but of action. - adapted from Imitation of Christ, Thomas a' Kempis.