Sunday, January 6, 2013

Priorities Apparent

     I am saddened by the lack of voices in debates on some very vital issues.

     There is a need for a conversation on guns, and what we need to do about citizen access to certain types of weaponry. I understand that. It makes me sad; it makes me angry; the level of senseless violence is hard to wrap a reasonable mind around as explanations are grabbed at-but few conclusions can be made.

     But our society as a whole has other systemic and damaging conditions that pose even greater dangers.Education has become finance/industry's favorite kick-bunny, and politicians have happily jumped on board-rolling out reforms that serve to do little but deteriorate the mission of education. While public schools for the many are being reformed into production lines of a compliant and standard low-wage working class of consumers, our media keeps those minds busy worried about what Honey Boo-Boo thinks and what we can do about feeling 40 instead of 20, or having restless legs, wispy eyelashes or some other superficial concern.

     A tiny, very privileged class is distracting the nation with misdirection and denial, avoiding their patriotic duty to support our nation-its people and places, NOT its domination of the world and its resources.

     Yet, the silence is deafening. 

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