Little changes except for the weather. And because of the current trend in earth-warming, those changes are becoming more frequent. Yet there is a loud, cranky and ignorant group which denies that reality. So why bother attempting to educate the masses about that critical [read deadly] fact? It is futile.
The Affordable Care Act presents new opportunities and mandates to the citizens beginning in 3 months, but the entire Republican Party wishes it dead. Why? Oh, nothing substantive; they just hate Obama. Nuff said. Try to change their minds? Futile.
Educational issues have always been a tennis match. Old farts believe that today’s kids ought to have the same kind of education they had 60 years ago, as if the world hasn’t changed in that time period. As a result, they vote down school levies and force schools to improvise with the monies they have. Kids suffer and, as they get older, so do we as they can’t find jobs and seek public welfare to survive. Then, naturally, the same old farts cut welfare programs for these same people. Try to change their minds? Futile.
Green energy sources are all around us and will not only reduce global warming but will make our air cleaner to breathe. Solar and wind power could save us money, but luddites, influenced by Big Oil, disdain such new fangled ideas. Try to educate them? Futile.
Gay marriage has no impact on married couples yet holier-than-thou fundamentalists vote to ban such unions in state after state. Why? For the Bible sez… Try to reason with them? Are you kidding! Futile.
Minimum wage workers who work 40 hours a week cannot succeed financially and as a result, need state or municipal programs in order to survive. Tax dollars, to be exact. Raise the minimum wage? Hell no! If they don’t like working for minimum wage, let them find a better-paying job. Intellectual discussion? Are you nuts? Futile.
The Infrastructure of the United States is in horrible shape.Fact. There are millions of jobless people. Fact. Jobless people could be put to work improving the Infrastructure. Simple, eh? Not! Congress would rather play suicide games with our economy to score political points so that the members will get reelected. Insanity. You bet! Try to organize people to get that message across? Not a chance! Futile.
Ten million undocumented people living within our boundaries. Configure a plan to get these people documented, to become functioning citizens? Of course not. They are ILLEGALS! Discuss this issue sanely? Never! Futile.
The most wealthy 1% watched their accumulation of even more wealth grow tremendously over the past decade while the median income of the ‘regular’ American worker stagnated. Populist uproar? Peasants’ Revolt? Barricades in the streets? Are you kidding? In fact, many of these ‘regular’ stiffs vote year after year against their own economic interests. Tell them? Educate them? Nada. Their heads are too full of propaganda: no room for logical thinking. Futile.
One out of every five tax dollars goes to the Pentagon. Costs rise each year and procurement of armaments proceed with barely a whimper of disagreement. The Pentagon is armed to the teeth as if we are in a world war with armaments fit for a 20th century-style war. Cut the funding? Are you un-American! Communist! Futile.
It’s all futile.
So, when’s the game on? Want a beer?