Politics, Schmolitics

In the past two weeks I’ve had the opportunity to meet with two different job readiness counselors from two different companies, but both of them said the same thing.  Don’t listen to the news and the political ads when it comes to jobs. They are available.  This begs the question; Why would the media dramatize or inflate the unemployment rate?  The answer is simple.  It’s an election year.  It’s all a part of the plan that e republican party enacted on the night of President Obama’s inauguration.  Do whatever it takes to ensure that he is not reelected.  Never in my life (which is a half a century) have I seen a sitting President so disrespected.  They don’t even want to call him President, they simply call him Obama.  Even the president who had the lowest approval rating ever, received the respect that comes with the “office” of president even if he didn’t receive the personal respect.  Not so with President Obama.  People are still insistent that he was not born in the United States.  You know if that were true John McCain would’ve unearthed the evidence long ago and we’d be talking about President McCain right now. There are also still racist t-shirts and bumper stickers being made.  The truth of the matter is, some people are just not going to support President Obama no matter what he does just because of the color of his skin.  It doesn’t matter that his mother was white.  People in the United States of America are still racists.  Not everybody, but still way too many.  It’s not as overt as it was in the 50’s and 60’s, it just went underground, or behind closed doors.  It is a shame that a large portion of the American population believes that any other ethnicity that doesn’t match its own is somehow slightly “beneath them”.  These are the same people who believe that they are entitled to wealth because their forefathers worked hard and struggled to make this country great.  What they fail to acknowledge is that the wealth that was passed down to their generation, that was invested and increased was built on the backs of my forefathers and other “ethnicitys”.  Does the ability to exploit and then justify the exploitation with insinuations of inferiority make a group of people more deserving?  No, it just makes them more deceitful. They are not above using deceit to malign and misrepresent the record and the policies of the current Present to continue to have thingt their way.  That is the reason it’s important to educate yourself.  Vote based on facts not biases. Know the truth, it will set you free.

:::quietly stepping down off my soap box:::

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~ by Diva2de on July 20, 2012.

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