St. Louis County, Missouri will have a new County Executive come November. Steve Stenger doubled up the votes on the incumbent County Executive Dooley. Hopefully we see a larger scale pattern of replacing elected officials across the nation on all levels. This is good news for a Wednesday morning.
I was going to write this evening on what I learned from reading Dinesh D’Souza’s America Imagine a World Without Her. It won’t be a book report, just my opinion of where we could be headed as a nation, our children’s future. However, I am having a difficult time focusing on the message I want to present; I’ll save it for another evening.
I was checking and reading blogs during lunch today, when I came across a very graphic photo, one that bothered me throughout the day, and still lingers. It was a young boy from Gaza, I would guess around 2 years of age. He was laid on a blanket, dead. I won’t describe anymore, it was obviously very gruesome, so much so after I studied it for a moment I flipped the screen so no one else could view. I had just stared for a couple of moments at this image of what was someones baby, wondering what the family was going through. I have no idea, I couldn’t possibly, I don’t know that I can even imagine. All I could think of was my grandchildren.
It doesn’t matter who this child was, he was Palestinian by birth, he could have been Israeli, or Mexican, Russian or American. It doesn’t matter. He died senselessly. I know its war, many die senselessly.
I don’t want to hear all the political crap right now about who is right or wrong or even why. I’ve heard it all or most. It doesn’t matter……..he was someones baby.
Did you ever watch The Tonight show with Jay Leno, where he would go out on the streets and ask questions randomly of those passing by? Now I am sure only those with the most ridiculous answers were aired, it was for comedy after all. Still, the fact people wouldn’t even know who their vice president was, or had little knowledge of current events etc. I apologize but for a lack of a better word, they were simply dumb, uneducated people, Americans.
Dumbing Down of America did occur and continues. Think about this, could this explain the mentality and intelligence (lack thereof) of our Congressional leaders and president? I will excuse Obama from this group, he learned very well from his mentor Saul Alinsky…..and college professors. He is executing Alinsky’s political philosophy of destroying the U.S. just as instructed. Our leaders just may be products of the Dumbing Down of America of our educational system.
Only 22 – 25% of voters will vote today, Tuesday Aug. 5 in Missouri. Lack of interest, lost hope…….is it all part of the Dumbing Down? This didn’t just happen over night. We don’t get involved, not enough of us anyway. Too many people either aren’t aware or don’t care what goes on in our country and the world. Too many zombies! Our society is too easily controlled by corrupt government and president. Dumbing Down is about control, keep us from thinking for ourselves.
I believe a lot of problems we face today could better be solved if it weren’t from a deteriorated education system. Am I off base here?
Its half past midnight, August 3rd present day. Unbelievably, pleasantly mild outside for summer in Missouri. There is evidence of an active skunk nearby, hopefully it has not sprayed my Siberian Husky. I call her Sky, Blackhawk’s Gray Sky is her registered name.
I have many thoughts bouncing around in my head, none related to the other, not directly anyway. I don’t recall my parents ever giving much thought and concern about the kind of world their children and grandchildren would live.
I have two adult sons and a daughter. After next month, all will be married. I have three wonderful grandsons, the youngest born seven months ago, an eight and ten-year old.
With all that is bad and wrong with the world, what will their lives be like? I know when my parents were growing up and while raising me, the world wasn’t perfect then either. My father fought in Korea. It was a violent world long before the present day; just seems like more of it spreading around. Then again, there were 2 wars that were world-wide. I guess it’s not much different now than the past after all.
I watched the movie NOAH this evening. You know the story, a corrupt world being destroyed by our Creator. God as He is known to me. Noah’s family was spared to give mankind a fresh, 2nd chance Thanks Noah but we haven’t done so well. Maybe my children and grandchildren (hoping for a granddaughter some day) along with yours will figure it out. I’ll pray they do.