WELCOME to THE GREATEST show on Earth!!!
No! No! No!
I am not talking about the circus that just closed its doors.
The OTHER one!!!
I am talking about the one that our Constitution took some offered land and called it the District of Columbia.
You know, Washington D.C.
That place on the East coast of the United States of America where we elect supposedly honest and honorable people from our own states and send them to run our country and make or change laws to make us better.
Huh, why are you looking at me like that?
Boy, that is one blank look.
Ok, let’s try this again.
You remember that screen in “Star Wars” where an old monk, a snot-nosed kid, and a couple of droids in a floating convertible stopped on a rise just before that desert city and mumbled something about “Never will you find a bigger den of …something, something, something in your life.” And everyone in the United States that hears it will think of that city on the East coast with D.C. at the end of it.
Was that a spark of recognition in your eyes?
I think it is.
To continue, that city is the national capital of our country. Our constitution went on to further set up our government in three branches, The Legislative, The Executive, and The Judicial. This is to supply some necessary checks and balances to the system of government we use.
The Legislative Branch is voted on by the citizens of the state they are wishing to represent. A national election is carried out for the top two positions of The Executive Branch. We use a two-party system that are currently called Democrats and Republicans. The two parties have had other names in the past. Sometimes a Third party candidate jumps in and will get the votes when neither party can find a good candidate the citizens like or support.
Now with all of that, we find another group trying to horn in to make themselves part of the government when from the beginning, the public has asked them to be the messengers or the TRUTH finders for the public. The Media.
Before I go much further, I will say that there are some good reporters out there. Most of them are independent, freelance, or work for some local independent media. There are some that do work for the big media corps that have that haven’t quit gone over to the dark side and still try to find the TRUTH before saying or doing anything.
But, everyone still has to eat, so these reporters still turn in their stories to be published or picked up by one of these conglomerates to get a steady wage. Once one of the big media company types pick up their stories it has to massaged to fit the company line or political slant. Like everything now days, it has to have just the right slant. Politicians have always tried to be friendly with the Press to get them to run ‘free’ propaganda for them or try to smear the other candidate but now the press has become just one large paparazzi circus.
If they do print or say something that is true and well documented, the public has no way to know it is the actual Truth. The Press has lost most of the public confidence that they used to have. The Press is just a part of the circus we now read or watch every day.
I have read or heard that there are members of congress that have done or said many stupid and possibly illegal things while being in office and that there are actual official investigator and police reports that are in the files of prosecutors and even though there are some that say they are immune by the constitution for these deeds. These are men and women that stood on the platforms and said many times over that they are very honorable people with great integrity convinced the public with the help of the press to get them elected. I will go with the opinion, that the press are sometimes unwitting accomplices in this act. But when the TRUTH finally can come out they are usually the first to try to cover it up rather than admit they may have been wrong. If the public knows, the public can decide if that person should stay in office or if the infraction does not rate an outcry, may allow the re-election of the individual. But the Truth is out there for all to see.
The circus we are now watching is reminiscing of days gone by. It really brings back the song by Don Henley called “Dirty Laundry”. If you haven’t heard it. Look it up and listen.