7:28- We only hear about the ones the media decides to tell us
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 16 March 2016 at 12:59
It's true. If we didn't hear it from the media, we wouldn't hear it at all
Except for social media .
And of course, candidates.
If the bellicose billionaire was the sole source of truth and authenticity about himself and his critics ,the world community would be poorly served.
Unquestionably, every country has a vital interest in the outcome of this election. None greater than our own.
But weird and twisted as it is,the image he alone deliberately created.
Donald Trump is entirely culpable.
But he had help.
A Republican controlled Congress has consistently refused to work with a Democrat President and
repeatedly brought government to a grinding halt.
The day after the Pope's visit, Catholic Speaker John Beynan acknowleded failure to do his job and surrendered the responsibility.
His successor Paul Ryan, also Catholic, conditionally accepted the Speaker's role. He had to be persuaded.
Even as we speak, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell increases his party's irrelevance by refusing to adhere to normal process to fill a Supreme Court vacancy created by a death.
Nature abhors a vacuum.
Donald Trump rushed in where angels fear to tread.
He exploits public frustration with the failed Washington Establishment.
Each chord he touches adds to the discordant melody.
In the vernacular, he gives voice to frustration. A powerful echo of despair and disenchantment clangs like heavy metal over the air waves.
Foul language and horrifying images permeate social media.
Murders, suicides and human degradation are everyday news in both countries.
Canadian frustration with government is not that far removed.
This week, a criminal convicted with his father of murdering an aunt and three sisters has appealed his conviction because he was under-age at the time he committed the crime.
Prime Minister Trudeau apparently made the solitary decision, people who breach the Oath of Citizenship should continue to enjoy security of Citizenship while female victims of Sharia law are denied protection under Canadian law.
There's no evidence the Prime Minister reflects public sentiment . No sign of public consultation. No indication or acknowledgement of the public's right to influence national policy on the issue.
Committee Hearings on far less contentious issues drone on for weeks. Recommendations may or may not be accepted. Legislation may or may not be written.
No process of examination has been followed on the question of right or privilege of citizenship.
What about all the Canadian women and girls currently denied protection of Canadian law in favour of laws entirely abhorrent to our culture?
What's happening south of our border could easily happen here.
We have all the makings.
I'm sure there's a Bellicose Billionaire hiding in the bushes waiting for the right time to emerge