- Politics and Social Issues
Talking Trash without Substance
POISONOUS FUMES FILL THE POLITICAL AIR
Seagulls circle the sky as rats scurry from one pile of noxious filth to the other. Flies have swarmed over everything and a bacteria is spreading as if we were in the throes of the Bubonic Plague. Noticeably absent from the landfill are old and discarded appliances like refrigerators, stoves, VCRs, boom boxes, washers, and dryers. Instead, the junkyard I’m referring to is the refuse being dumped on American people by the Waste Management Departments of the Republican Party and the Tea Party movement. The vapor lines of stench fill the air and smother the majority of a population. It is time to close the dump of lies, innuendos, and half-truths. We need to bulldoze over the reeking mess which has been assaulting our senses before our history, freedoms and middle class have perished forever.
GOD, COUNTRY, AND GUNS
Each election cycle appears to bring forth a host of candidates who spew swill like a cowboy using a spittoon in the old west. Rather than having coherent discussions and debates on substantive subjects, the voting public is littered with hot-button social issues, religion, war, isolationism, immigration, homeland security, union busting and basically anything and everything but the real problems that face our nation. Each statement or off the cuff comment is meant to incite the audience and with an ever increasing uneducated populace, their strategy seems to be working. The mantra of those on the far right surrounds God, country, and guns and has become the bilge pumped out to a fan base with limited vision and scope. For whatever reason, hogwash and folderol stir the emotions of the sanitation workers these political hacks employ. However, lurking just beneath the surface of the foul odor of rubbish are the sickening remnants of racism. bias, intolerance, and fear.
SOCIALIST, MUSLIM AND A WEIRD NAME...OH MY
Curbside pick-up commenced with the repetition of enunciating Barack “Hussein” Obama’s name. Saying with a deliberative emphasis “Hussein” was the smog to hang over Obama’s head. Being a community organizer became as dirty as the slop being castoff. He’s not a Christian, but rather a Muslim, he’s a socialist and where’s his birth certificate filled the trash bags hurled into the air of uncertainty. Then we are faced with vermin who so wretchedly make analogies between President Obama and Hitler. Inflammatory remarks should be tossed into the compactor…never to be heard of again.In the throwaway world, we live in, we are also getting rid of levelheadedness and replacing it with absurdity.
GARBAGE IN AND GARBAGE OUT
A sinkhole of misinformation is forming due to the weight of rubble, hyperbole and just plain malarkey being discarded in the junkyard of today’s politics. The hydraulics remain well greased on the Waste Management trucks as they let loose one load after another of untruths, smears, and character assassinations. The gates to the landfills of political punditry remain open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. As the saying goes, "There is no rest for the wicked." Do we, as voters leave this toxic mess the way it is or do we bury its ugliness and turn the poisonous area into a green space? Personally, I loathe being around garbage…but do you?
WRITTEN BY: DENNIS L. PAGE