"Political/Considerations"

I pondered the title for today's piece, with all of the things going on drawing my scrutiny. Urban Meyer made the list with his nepotistic handling of his assistant coaches domestic violence accusations by his estranged wife dating back to 2009. 

 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/23/sports/ohio-state-report-urban-meyer.html

Obviously, winning football games is the top priority in the culture of Ohio State. There’s no legitimate argument to defend the behavior exhibited by this institution in the face of what we assume as the truth of all this. No one is denying the events leading up to this day of judgment. None of the details are being disputed or portrayed as misrepresented. In my eyes, it’s a case of values and poor judgment rewarded with essentially a slap on the wrist in the face of a nation wide scandal. 

Jeff Sessions is the other person smelling of disgrace this day. Who takes the criticism of their boss like he does? Come to find out the president doesn’t have to obey the actual laws. Lincoln threatened to jail the Supreme Court Chief Justice, when informed his suspension of habeas corpus was unconstitutional. Trump dogs the fuck out of these people, and they just take it. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/23/jeff-sessions-pushes-back-against-trump-actions-of-doj-will-not-be-improperly-influenced-by-political-considerations.html 

 Sessions is so delusional with rampant ideology, he fails to identify his role in supporting progress. He wants to hold humanity to this Johnson era conservatism at all costs, while wiggling around the legal controversy pushed up by the very administration, that nominated him for his current position. 

Asia Argento seems to have a double standard for her role in the #metoo movement. I don’t know what she did or didn’t do, and the personal life of those who pretend to be other people, so that their audience can numb the fuck out of their own actual lives is a waste of my attention. What I find perplexing is the volume of attention this situation has garnered. 

 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/22/us/jimmy-bennett-statement-asia-argento.html

The media takes the position of delivering the truth in support of free speech, so that the populous can hold the authority accountable with their vote, derived from this transparency of understanding. Trump has attacked this relationship with accusations of fake agenda based content from the mainstream providers of news. The expansion of the internet has diluted the capacity of any single source of content for providing in depth factual beneficial information with attention grabbing headlines absent of breadth and scope.  

  “Do we find the cost of freedom, buried in the ground. Mother Earth will swallow you, lay your body down...” 

~Crosby, Stills, and Nash~ 

 

“Jordan/Peterson”

 https://youtu.be/9Xc7DN-noAc

 

My son is a big fan of the Joe Rogan Experience, so he sends me this link above. I’m 2/3 of the way through this interview, and quite impressed and sympathetic with the content of this discussion. The only place I have conversations similar to this scope and breadth are with my wife and children. We do have one set of couple friends that approach this depth of content, but she doesn’t participate, and he is very doom and gloom in his perspective. I too tend to get distracted by the negative trajectory with many of the social issues that come up. Dr. Peterson helps to identify why this dynamic exists across the landscape of the American perspectives. Ideology is the root of tribal behaviors and attitudes toward the other extremes of perspectives. These opposing perspective camps do provide beneficial balance to social dominance and tyranny, but by having distorted distribution to excesses at the extremes becomes problematic. This flattened bell curve comes about from the incessant drive of people to belong to groups representing ideology bigger than the loneliness of the individualist isolation. Modern labels of “Liberal & Conservative” are used to identify the virtues of these extremes, but fail to midigate  the vacuum their difference of principles create. The media exasperates the tension by playing to an inverted bell curve distribution model, and presenting only to the narrative of the extremes. Publicly elected officials ride this ideological tide by pandering to this distorted  constituency with unsubstantiated rhetoric aimed at the opposing encampment.  What gets lost in all of this are the facts supporting the truth of what lies in the middle of these perverse extremists. The two sides can’t find the emotional capacity to have long format meaningful discussions, because they’re armed with unbalanced unsubstantiated fodder from their chosen ideological perspective. This narrative plays out over and over again within the construct of present day demographics and generational dissention. I’m prepared to suggest this unbalanced perspective originates from the gathering of unbalanced individuals relying on the gossip and hearsay behind their belief system.   “The blind leading and contradicting the fucking blind...”

“$30,581.04”

That’s the bill for every United States citizen for the repairs necessary to fix the fucked up mess we face. Oh, this doesn’t include any future initiatives that propels millions of future adults into prosperity. This number only prevents the total degradation of our society. A life jacket of sorts, in that it keeps you from drowning, but doesn’t prevent shark attacks while you’re waiting for a rescue to occur. I realize there are people from many cultures that will peruse this post, but unless you pay taxes in the United States you’ve got your own dilemma to deal with. I can only work on one fucked up mess at a time. I’m truly sorry, but maybe we weigh in on other nation states later? I’m certainly not void of compassion, just limited by the scope of my focus. 

 

Searching for blame to aspersions of guilt is a waste of precious effort and attention. That’s a generational mistake repeated over and over again throughout the past hundred years. A new approach requires building a new realization from a fresh perspective. Not the crazy fucked up kind brought about by the likes of Karl Marx and the subsequent century of communism and oppression that followed. His distorted perspective of capitalism and its effects on the social structure of humanity set into motion a movement enslaving over a third of the worlds population. He missed the mark on the underlying issues of social distortion and wealth distribution. Franklin Rosevelt showed the proper concern for the poor of his country, he just had far too much on his plate to dedicate the proper amount of time to deliver sufficient change. Timing is critical in these epic shifts in collective consciousness. Lyndon Johnson had the heart to deliver an honest pledge, just didn’t have the full understanding of what he was dealing with. After that, the partisanship has destroyed the unique individual vision of a better tomorrow. Even crashing the racial barriers for the first black president failed to yield any results in addressing social inequality. 

 

What in the fucks sake could a country boy from Arkansas possibly offer then, where all these epic figures of history have failed. Remember that notion of timing? Others have fallen short mostly because the understanding hadn’t quite developed enough to build a complete story for what to do. I don’t claim to be the one with the ultimate answer, but the underlying factors are much clearer today than at any time in the past. The distractions of new technology and how to integrate the benefits into the human condition are overwhelming the desire to improve the social conditions of our species. Things don’t always happen for the reasons we choose to believe, but rather due to the culmination of the timing of their components convergence into what comes to pass. I can only assume what is believed to be true today, and further research and discovery can and will alter those assumptions. We are continually building that understanding with each passing day, and attempting to pacify the masses with a history lesson rather than a tenable vision based on the most recent understanding. Unlike all those aforementioned great thinkers as well as anyone not mentioned, my validation doesn’t lie within accreditation for seeing what’s missing. I just want humanity to find a more harmonious existence absent of the egocentric bullshit we have known since we could first express our conscious experience in words. 

 

Children matter most to any society, given they are the future for everyone. There’s not a single nation state that prioritizes its children with the highest level of care. Why do you think that is? In the United States we spend five times the amount on the elderly as we do on our children. Childhood poverty rates remain a static 20% in a rising overall population. This fact alone eludes to the inherent issues addressed above concerning perspective and focus with regards to truly understanding how to make things better. Somehow it feels as though because children don’t vote and are not contributing to economic and social matters, that they are overlooked when it comes to allocating resources. We’ve chosen to allow culture to dictate the standards for how a child should develop. This oversight has led humanity to where we sit today, and must be overhauled to make significant progress forward. Now, I’m certainly not the first person to suggest the developmental path for children is vital to adult success, and not even the first to suggest “It takes a village to raise a child”. My perspective is not unique to the problem at all. I’m simply concerned enough to work for a real solution. Tying social media with volunteerism to provide more meaningful experiences to the children who are not getting an adequate standard of care. People are more than willing to volunteer in their community, and these children are in need of more attention, so utilizing technology to bridge that gap just seems like the right approach. 

 

Absent of some epic reconfigured planning on our part, that cost of maintaining this status quo of a fucked up mess will explode to an unachievable cost to what we are touting as the greatest society. 2034 is not that far away, and that’s when the bill for fixing social security comes due. Then what? Donald Trump nor Hilary Clinton have a legitimate proposal to fill this epic financial void, nor do ANY of their political allies. It’s up to us as responsible citizens to lay the groundwork for that better tomorrow... 

 

 

  #better tomorrow