No sooner had misconduct allegations became public regarding our elected officials, Paul Ryan began touting sensitivity training for all members of Congress.
Are you kidding me? You're telling me our elected officials, those we trust to govern us, need to be told what is and what is not acceptable behavior? Pardon me if I feel a little sick to my stomach.
Then to find out that there is a "secret" slush fund set up for appeasement payments to anyone threatening to "out" the offender. With tax payer money no less. Plus we don't even get to know who is paying out or why! My, their parents must be so proud. As for those parents, where were they when they had the responsibility to teach their children right from wrong? Who knows, maybe they are proud.
I feel like I'm sitting in front of a bubble machine with so many areas of our society floating around within one. The media, entertainment moguls among others, politicians, academics and those they are supposed to be educating. Who's left?
All the rest of us. There are thousands upon thousands of us who don't shop on Black Friday, don't bully our associates nor allow our children to do so, don't think shop lifting in China is no big deal, and don't play the hapless victim card every time someone looks cross eyed at us. Thank heavens.
We really are the silent majority you know. Occasionally, very occasionally, someone will get a few seconds on the news for having done a good deed. If the anchors don't blow the time being cute as is so often the case around here.
I'm not particularly fond of the way our President behaves. I still feel he is a man/child with no self-discipline nor desire to develop any, but I do understand why people voted for him. He speaks like ordinary people do in the privacy of their own homes. He criticizes, berates, makes fun of all manner of people. He probably always has. I'm sure he always will.
The one refreshing thing about it, he isn't buying our allegiance with our own money. He's speaking to it with our own words.
True, money speaks. It just isn't speaking my language.