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“The Palinization of America”

My newest post is on The Huffington Post, posted 6/6/11. Read it at HuffPo by clicking on the link.

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For many years America has been sliding into a dark abyss…

succumbing to the lowest common-denominator—spurning intelligence for ‘cool.’

As a result all areas of American life have changed, but not for the better. In fact, it is easier to be stupid than it is to become smart. And, unfortunately, America has embraced stupid.

Sarah Palin has somehow emerged at the vortex of this strange struggle—this negative storm. Perceived by some to be the answer for this country’s ills, she is, in fact, one of the causes.

This erosion was happening long before Palin burst onto the scene, but her presence has exposed the negative affects of the direction we’ve been heading for many years. The Palinization of America!

What exactly is Palinization?

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“Is That All You’ve Got?” (reprise)

Six month’s ago when future Republican Presidential candidates were destroying themselves at an alarming rate I wrote the article “Is That All You’ve Got?

One of those defunct potential candidates tried to revive her aspirations with a book tour. Sarah Palin garnered large crowds at Grand Rapids, Michigan; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Columbus, Ohio. For some ungodly reason supporters want to meet her, even if for only 15 seconds, and read her book; a book written, not by her, but by a ghost writer.

At the Border’s bookstore in Columbus, Ohio a representative from NewLeftMedia interviewed people standing in line to get Sarah Palin’s book. I think you’ll find the interview enlightening. You can view it on YouTube and judge for yourselves. “Sarah Palin Book Signing – Interviews with Supporters

If this is a sample of the electorate that will possibly decide the fate of this country, then we are potentially in worse shape than I had ever imagined!

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“UnAmerican Activities”

Americans are more divisive, more destructive, more cynical, and less trusting than at any time I can remember.

In a time of turmoil voices raise, anger festers, tempers flair, fingers point, and accusations abound. Blame is the easiest way to deflect responsibility, but there is a lot of blame to go around for the problems we face.

The American people are facing more unrest, in more areas, than ever in my lifetime.

There are so many positives to being “American.” Freedoms and protections have been lavished on the people, at great sacrifice, by our forefathers; men of incredible foresight.

We breathe rarified air, dream remarkable dreams, accomplish unbelievable things, and in the past shared our wealth, knowledge, freedoms, and experiences with the rest of the world; with those less fortunate than us.

Democracy, capitalism, freedom, fairness, integrity, and opportunity were always synonymous with living in America; with being American. The Constitution provided for the welfare ‘of the people,’ destiny was overseen ‘by the people,’ and outcomes would ultimately be ‘for the people.’ An incredible working model, but, the intentions of the Constitution have eroded over the last 233 years, and that erosion has accelerated over the last 30 years.

The ‘people’ have lost control.

We’ve lost control in all areas of our lives: politics, finances, religion, media, and family. The new series “UnAmerican Activities” will address financial, political, social, industrial, global, intellectual, and yes, religious issues.

As an independent, a free thinker with common-sense, I have witnessed the destruction and chaos that has been unleashed by the zealots who have taken over this country. It’s disturbing. Stuck between the weakness of the left and the vitriolic right, definitely misrepresented, if not unrepresented, despair and anger bubble below the surface.

With little voice in the discourse, writing has become therapy that, for a time, prevents me from striking all of them down: politicians; bankers; religious ideologues; charlatans and CEO’s, with the jawbone of an ass.

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“Is That All You’ve Got?”

jim They’re falling like flies and there seems to be nothing the party can do about it.

Im talking about potential Republican presidential candidates. Each week the list of 2012 hopefuls is reduced by at least one.

Last week it was Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. The week prior it was the love struck Governor from South Carolina, Mark Sanford, saying adios to his presidential aspirations. And the week before that another promising presidential candidate, the junior Senator from Nevada, John Ensign,  just couldn’t keep his libido under control.

And how old is John Ensign? I read that his parents gave the family a mere $96,000 hush money to keep their baby boy out of trouble. What happened to “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?”

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