Manners mattered, when people were kinder, when TV didn’t give you every gruesome detail about someone else’s suffering. Do you remember when political panels “talked” about the issues and didn’t yell over one another, didn’t interrupt others just be heard. Do your remember when politicians gave speeches that spoke to you and not yelled at you or called people names?
What ever happened to……………………………………………………..
Do you remember when the news shared all the news not just 3o second sound bites of bad news? What is it I heard on some movie…..if doesn’t bleed it doesn’t read. How true! If you don’t curse you won’t be heard, seems to be the headline of today.
My headaches trying to get a real feel for what people in the US are looking for in a new leader. That’s right I’m not American, but I live close enough to be concerned about what happens there. And no I’m not Mexican but feel for their plight, and the effect this political campaign has on them and may have on their future.
Okay, so I may be getting older, but I don’t want to think we have gone so far down this road of intolerance and violent mentality to turn around. Surely calmer minds and common sense must prevail, I just wonder when. I can not even find a current movie (attempting to avoid the media bombardment of my senses) to watch that is not filled with profanity, bloodshed, and destruction – and those are the “comedies.
So, there is my rant for the month, all due to my attempt to listen to a couple of political speeches and their dissection by pundits in the media. Thank goodness for our local “Canadian” news where not much is happening, and I can get a kinder view of what is going on in the rest of the world.
You can me naive or not keeping up with times, and you’d be right. I wish for a kinder, gentler world for all of us, but know I live in the reality of a very harsh world. I also know that there is still that kinder side in all of us even if the rest of the world doesn’t see it.