I cannot escape the news. Unless I plug my ears and wear blinders so I can't read. But then what would I do while drinking my morning coffee if not read the paper?
I know all the problems just as you do. The question is what can we do about them? The "misbehavers" are getting all the press so if there is a voice of reason out there it's getting drowned out. Our President is no help. He has his foot in his mouth more often than not.
How such a man was able to create the cabinet he has is beyond me. It is one of the strogest in years. Not perfect but strong. I'd like to think they are quietly doing their job even though they are understaffed because of another Presidential misguided notion about the size of gevernment. Too big? Yes. But these people do need qualified staff to work with and they're not getting it.
Those misguided notions are a large part of why things are continuing to run amok. No one is all knowing and especially this President. As a result those who would disrupt, no matter how flawed their reasoning, feel free to do so at will.
I don't understand the hate. Is it the fault of our universities as some say? In part. But before young people ever reach university age, what are they being taught and who is doing the teaching? Are teachers at fault? Are parents at fault? It would seem everyone owns a piece of the pie.
As we of a certain age know it has gotten out of control. How does it get fixed? Candlelight vigils don't fix things. Violent demonstrations don't fix things. We seniors writing about it doesn't. Who listens to us?
Maybe it's time we seniors quit stewing and get politically active as a block and vet candidates who will do something other than preen for the cameras. We have a few but no where near enough. Power in numbers and organization. That's what all the squeaky wheels have.
I don't know. Anyone game? Anyone have any ideas? Can we elders fix it? We at least know our history and respect it.