Think People … Think!

Bottom line, that is what has me in such a tizzy. People are not thinking.

I read a lot. I know the mantras. Liberal, conservative, ignorant, stupid, progressive, socialist, incoherent, verbose … whatever.

There is a lot of chatter and not much thinking.

Part of the problem is that thinking involves listening. It involves pulling back that curtain that hides the wizards of manipulation, agendas and politics.

This country has dummied up and dumbed down.

Do people really think, anymore? Or have most of us gotten a Teflon coating on us? We are in an age with too much information and not enough “real” thinking.

And it is costing us, dearly.

At this juncture of our political campaign cycle, it is as though the two dominant parties are simply lobbying hand grenades back and forth.  SHHHHHH … BANG … Kaboom.

We are all getting hit with shrapnel, which has been disguised as information. One side says the other side is lying. The other side sling-shots its own version of the truth, or worse, sling-shots things they know are not true.

Minions put together talking points and tweets and soundbites.

And, we, the people, are left to our own devices.

Folks, there is Kool-aid being drunk on all sides. Do any of us really know what is going on?

We like to think we do, but few do.

“Anybody but Hillary,” camps and “Anybody but Trump,” camps are full.

That is why we need to think … and pray it isn’t too late.

I took time this morning to read the Constitution. Ever since the father of the brave soldier, Captain Human Khan, asked Trump if he had read the Constitution, I have had this nagging kick in my side.

Have I read it? Or when did I read it last?

So, I read it this morning.

It is a very good place to start.

At the beginning.

We, the people, not the Congress or the Senate or the Judiciary, MUST begin to learn about our country before it is too late.

When the Constitution was written, there were about 4 million people in our country. Today, there are over 320 million.

There has also been a span of over 200 years since the Constitution’s writing and now.

We, as individuals, need to look back at our beginnings. I promise, reading the Constitution will give you a gulp in your throat.

There are many charlatans out there masquerading as knowing what is best for our country. From the politicians to the media, to people with financial and religious agendas, our country is at stake.

And unless we, the people, take our heads out of the sand and quit calling each other idiots, and get to the business of figuring out who we REALLY are as a people, as a country, we are going to become the victims of our own ignorance.

Susan

 

 

 

 

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    I so agree! Thank you!

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  2. Toni Skaggs says:

    Wake up people

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  3. Teresa says:

    Excellent points. Now I’m going to go read the Constitution, which I doubt if I’ve done since highschool!

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    1. Susan DeBow says:

      Thanks, Teresa. Did you get that Constitution read?

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  4. finleybg2015 says:

    Susan, you make us think. It’s not like we are choosing Pepsi or Coke. Think, people, think! Now I have to go read the Constitution…

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    1. Susan DeBow says:

      Good girl. Read the Constitution. It is a good place to start.

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  5. Kim Wysong AbouSaleh says:

    I have talked to many people and I often think…”have you ever read anything that isn’t spoon feed to us by the media or why do you only discuss small snippets of the topic like those that pull out one sentence of the Bible and run with it” I believe strongly that everyone has their right to their thoughts and live accordingly but it distresses me that sometimes we think no deeper than the surface rhetoric.

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    1. Susan DeBow says:

      Hi Kim,
      I am sorry it took me a while to respond.For some reason, WP didn’t let me access this page last evening. What you say is very astute. We are a pretty shallow bunch … at least in our discussions.That is what the media and politicians count on. Where there is no discussion, there is often no growth.We have so much opportunity to learn and discuss, but we don’t, for any number of reasons. As long as we settle, we will get what we “settle” for.

      Thanks for chipping in.

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