Friday, November 5, 2010
Politicum sans decorum
He had horses all his life, for practical purposes. He even served in the Cavalry.
Horses and I, however have little else in common. Except, they remind me of the good old days, when people dressed properly, were polite, played by the rules of civilized behavior, and were never caught telling lies or showing their dirty linens in public.
And that brings me to today's topic. How politics has lost decorum, class!
Political views aside, politics is the art of getting things done with people with disparate views. We like politicians who can list a series of accomplishments that support our point of view, our local community's elan.
Lately, however, we are flaunting something else, the art of knocking things down, destroying what has been accomplished, villyfying any achievement that we disagree with. This is not politics.
This is arena fighting.
Christians versus Lions.
No holds barred.
Fight to the death.
It's a mid-term election that instead of correcting a course, it's bent on staying on the course, right or wrong. Ouch!
We all better put our gloves on!