What's the right way to say this? This is a handshake extended across the table, not a gotcha, and I want it come to across like that. Help me out with the wordage please.
Unity, instead of divisiveness.
I'd love to see _all of us_, whatever our political persuasion, unify around a mutual shared admission that we're _all_ playing the fear game, and maybe given the seriousness of the times, the mature thing would be to cool it a bit. Put the nation above our personal ego-political agendas once in awhile.
When the repubs get in trouble, they honk the big scary Osama horn. When the demos get in trouble, they honk the big scary Bush horn.
The leaders on both sides probably have too much invested in the past to come this clean, but actually you and I the typical citizen are the real leaders in this democracy.
And whatever happens next is on us.
So maybe we regular folks can lead the way in to a more adult future, and do it together.
JedEye wrote:And all the media they bring a lot of useless fear. They can make big and serious thing out of small, one day thing.
Great point JedEye, I think you're aiming right at the ego / terrorism connection already.
Maybe we could begin by admitting to ourselves that the media very scientifically feeds us exactly what we, as a group, want to eat.
If we know that the media is selling fear and mindless inane stimulation, we know that because we watch it.
C'mon now my friends, this isn't about "them", it's about us.
I hope that's an appropriate place to begin what could become a fascinating discussion.
Thanks for the green flag, and your thread starting comments Heidi.