Friday, September 3, 2004

ELECTION SPEECHES

Actually I'm beyond angry. I ready to spit rivets and throw a sledge hammer.

I listened to the analysis of the Keynote speakers' speech on ABC News last night. How it was accurate up to a very careful point. Some of the claims he was making go back over thirty years. Statements made by a disillusioned young officer who had seen more than he ever expected to see.

There have been ads for a new reality series called the Benefactor. The contestants supposedly have a chance to win a million dollars and they freely admit they'd cheat or stab a "friend" in the back to do it.

If winning is so important that lying, cheating and essentially stealing is what it takes, and if none of the party faithful are calling them on this, then this country is in a hell of a lot more trouble than I thought.

 I suppose if we called these guys on breaking the commandment on bearing false witness, they'd claim they weren't in a court of law and hadn't sworn to tell the truth. Let's not even get into the one about coveting.

The only answer I can see is to vote so at least I have the right to bitch, no matter what the outcome and try to keep myself and my little cornor of the world as straight as possible.

2 comments:

mlraminiak said...

I've come to the conclusions that all politicians are "spinners" if not out and out liars (if there's a moral difference between the two, please explain it to me.)  You can't vote for the man...you can't even really vote for the party, if you're looking to vote for the more HONEST one.  The only thing left to do is to choose the party platform that most closely resonates with your own moral view, and mark your ballot.  I'm disgusted.  I can't watch speeches by either side anymore.  Lisa  :-[

krobbie67 said...

When all is said and done that's all you can do - is be in control of who you are as a person. :-) ---Robbie