Inside Notes: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!
Finally, the close to a crazy year – just like in the madcap 1963 movie, all the crazy people going after the money and running all over each other to get what they want in life, the prize.
History shows us that sometimes we are a lot like that as a society. Our diversified country is like having a big family reunion; you get the whole family together and there is probably going to be a disagreement or fight before the evening dinner is even over.
We still have the 50/50 thing going on in the country and it’s been that way since the 1850s. Half are conservative and half are liberal /progressive. Many times in our history that has come to a stalemate of ideas, which causes major friction between the two parties.
We probably need to get our act together before an outside force makes us bond as one. Think about that one, there are a lot of folks out there who would love to take our nation down. Again, go back and look at history, this isn’t the first time this has happened. You have to stop a lot of the in-fighting to grow as a country and survive, or outside sources will direct your destiny.
Many people are stuck right in the middle of our political process. They have both political views, a little left and a little right, on various topics. Maybe a strong third option in our republic government would be a good choice for the people. A more commonsense approach to how we run the country. Break things up into thirds instead of half and half. I don’t know, this might give all voices a chance to be heard in the country. We are only at the start of the Information Age now, our country and the world both are changing daily, and we are all trying to keep up with it. My departed father, an old WWII vet, Al Parrott, always told me, “son, you can’t stop the change, you need to be ready to deal with it minute by minute, and sometimes second by second to survive.” Remember control is an illusion of the mind, to make us all feel better. It should be an epic adventure, just something to think about.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
Keep the Faith!