Power of Story Send a Tweet        
- Advertisement -

Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 2 Share on Facebook 3 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit 1 Share on StumbleUpon 1 Tell A Friend 1400 (1407 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   3 comments
General News

Now the Real Work Can Begin

By       Message William Boardman       (Page 2 of 3 pages) Become a premium member to see this article and all articles as one long page.     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...)  Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Author 14586
Become a Fan
  (29 fans)
- Advertisement -

   Perceiving Reality Remains a National Challenge 

 

The results of Election 2012 may also support a second hopeful proposition that: denying reality is not as good a path to political victory as it used to be.    

 

- Advertisement -

Maybe.  There are portents, some straws in the wind: 

 

-    OBSTRUCTIONISM.  Republicans in Congress (and out) preferred to perpetuate economic suffering rather than risking the perception that the President had any success.  Enough of a less than grateful nation understood this treacherous blackmail to prevent it from succeeding. 

- Advertisement -

 

-    CLIMATE.  Nobody talked about the climate, and nobody did anything about it, either.  Then Hurricane Sandy helped the President win re-election.  The big money still backs denial and continued planetary destruction. 

 

-    WOMEN.  Maybe it's not God's will when rape produces pregnancy.  Candidates who believed it was ended up losing races they could have won.  That was the will of the electorate. 

 

-    MARRIAGE.  The idea that two people who want to get married should have that right in modern America was endorsed by electorates for the first time.  False gender stereotypes and appeals to a false notion of "traditional marriage" lost some of their power to cloud people's minds. 

- Advertisement -

 

-    MARIJUANA.  "Reefer Madness" propaganda failed to persuade voters in two states.  The dishonesty and stupidity of the "war on drugs" is becoming obvious to a majority of Americans.  Does that majority include the President yet? 

 

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Vermonter living in Woodstock: elected to five terms (served 20 years) as side judge (sitting in Superior, Family, and Small Claims Courts); public radio producer, "The Panther Program" -- nationally distributed, three albums (at CD Baby), some (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Nuclear Perceptions Fight Reality

Fukushima Spiking All of a Sudden

Fukushima Meltdowns: Global Denial At Work

Vermont Asks: "What the Fukushima"?

Military-Industrial Complex Owns Vermont

Accountability in Vermont?