Monday, November 5, 2012
Cease and desist.
I've been known to worry about stuff. Sometimes unnecessarily, sometimes not. Sometimes when you get news, it causes you to stop a minute and think about what is important. I've been doing that alot yesterday. Somewhere over the course of the past week, I read or heard someone say that as we heard and responded to Sandy's destruction last week, the insults, lies, harassment, and otherwise overload of the Presidential (and other) candidates was largely forgotten. Mother nature had put her foot down and we were all dealing with that. I realize that I am in the minority. And I will vote. But really, whose lies do we believe? If my kids acted like the candidates act (he did this, he did that), I would put them in their rooms and ground them for a week. We don't put up with this crap from our kids, why do we put up with it from adults who are trying to convince us that they are the lesser of the two evils?
I realize that these campaigns are targeted toward those of us who don't more do more indepth research into the 'better' candidate and after all, a vote for a bad reason is better than no vote at all apparently. Seriously, we don't tolerate bullying among our kids - not at all. But we allow bullying - paying millions of dollars for it, in fact - in our homes via the television, radio and phones? Crazy.