Every now and then I complain that the news media/liberal government is totally geared to our tiny little attention spans (the news media and liberal government are now inseparable and indistinguishable). They fully understand and exploit how soon we forget one earth-shaking news story when the next one comes along. We don’t care whether the last crisis was explained, let alone resolved. Instead we lurch ahead to the latest shocking crisis. And the news media/liberal government seemingly never runs out of crises. We’re so busy dealing with the latest crisis that we never take the time to look ahead.
Do you feel manipulated?
A few weeks ago the earth stopped rotating because Central American kids were walking across our southern border expecting (and receiving) amnesty. It was 24/7 news. What happened? The hand-wringing, the speeches, the headlines, the passion, the crisis – it all just . . . stopped.
Benghazi? Forgotten. Kidnapped Nigerian girls? Who cares. Even the Ferguson riots don’t matter today.
The VA scandal? Hmmph. The IRS targeting of conservative groups? No big. Trayvon Martin? Operation Fast and Furious? Free birth control pills for Sandra Fluke? Syria? Ukraine? Hamas lobbing rockets into Israel? Fagettaboutit.
I thought ObamaCare was a BFD. Joe Biden said so. But I haven’t heard anything about it in the news for a long time. Have you? Everything must be just peachy.
Today it’s all about ISIS. Or ISIL. (Why can’t the news media/liberal government just pick one label?) The shocking beheadings supercede any and all previous shocks. Until the next shock.
Rahm Emanuel said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Hillary Clinton doubled down on the same strategy. They are disciples, along with Barack Obama, of Saul Alinsky and the Cloward-Piven Strategy, which advises socialists to stir up as much crisis as possible in order to drive the frightened and under-informed into the warm and waiting arms of a big-government oligarchy. Cloward and Piven were deep-thinking socialists from Columbia University – Barack Obama’s alma mater. But I digress.
Wouldn’t it be great if our political leaders would, just once, look ahead a little instead of just reacting to the latest crisis?
They could be figuring out how to match up the capabilities of the work force with the needs of employers. Or maybe what role our tremendous energy resources could play in the world economy. We could be working on a mathematical solution to our insolvent social security system (it is do-able). Shoot, maybe somebody could be thinking about how to deal with the cancerous radical Muslim ideology that threatens to overwhelm the politically-correct Western world. Our president says, “we don’t have a strategy yet.”
We need political leaders who are thinking about tomorrow to replace those who only react to the latest crisis.
Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side
Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here
It’ll be better than before
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone
2 thoughts on “Reacting to Crises vs. Thinking About Tomorrow”
I think we need to have a president that looks out for America’s interests rather than what any special interest group wants. We need to control our borders, destroy our enemies that threaten us, pay our bills, and export coal and natural gas because it makes jobs and taxes which will help us pay off our debt. We need to lower corporate tax rates to keep jobs here. These are not rocket science ideas,they are obvious, but our government won’t do them because they have their fingers up in the air and want to keep special interest lobbies, that give them political money,happy. Liberal ideologies have killed our ability to fight for our national interests. Education Lady
Geez, Barbara, you could run for president with this short to-do list. All Americans would be happy with our country again if these few things were attended to and less time wasted on nonsense.