Listening to news programs, particularly the yakity-yak-my-view-is-the-only-right-view programs you might come away with the idea that there is a war on everything.
The list goes something like this, the war on: Women... Poverty... Drugs...Terrorist and on and on I could go. You name it, there is a war addressed. I believe we should be serious about dealing with certain negative aspects of society and do whatever it takes to make people’s lives better. I am all for those ideas, however, I sometimes think it goes just a little too far.
Most of the time, someone is for a certain “war” because of some political advantage it will give them in the public’s eye. I guess you cannot be a politician unless you are willing to poke somebody in the eye!
Is it just me or have you noticed people will create a war on something just to get in the limelight? They are not against something they just know someone is; that someone is someone that goes to the polls and votes, and they want their vote.
Do not let this thought get too far, but I think it would be a whole lot cheaper during election time for politicians just to write checks and send out to all the voters saying, “Here’s $1,000, vote for me.” It would be a lot cheaper in the long run and who couldn’t use $1,000 right about now.
This war I am speaking of is rather covert and does not get any time on the national or cable news. Everybody knows it is going on but nobody wants to point it out. That is, up until now.
The greatest war going on in our society today is the war on common sense. There, I said it. And I stand by what I said. There is a tremendous attack on common sense in our society today.