Monday, October 18, 2010

Don't Confuse Me With the Facts . . .

Used to be a statement I made in referring to the enthusiastic mind set of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck fanatics, but things seem to have shifted and now the President is encouraging his followers to not allow themselves to be burdened with the facts that say his administration is failing, or is essentially: a bust! I've noticed once we Americans make up our minds about something or get sucked into a particular ideology, we simply shut down on taking in any more information. I got into a discussion with a die hard tea partier not long ago and before it was all said and done, I simply stated, "My mind is closed on the subject." It was amazing, the person simply stopped their political tirade. Something about the human brain shuts down when we know, nobody is listening. I do not consider many of today's political discussions to actually be an exchange of ideas or facts, just opposite opinions in denunciation of those on the "other side" of the aisle. I asked another person recently, if Glenn Beck was going to replace Billy Graham as America's pastor. As someone that has a talk radio show, I just think bantering on and on about the other side being wrong only incites those that choose to be incited. It's not a matter of informing, and then hoping people will make an informed decision. Some of these talk radio hosts repeat the same sound byte, with their own commentary and literally get their listeners up in some sort of lathered political frenzy. I used to try to talk reason, but there just is none. And if you offer facts, they will simply say, "Well, I don't know." That's right if their particular voices of influence haven't said it, it's as if it has no meaning or existence. You know, it really hasn't required hours of political talk radio to see that our economy is still tanked and President Obama is flailing. It's a shame the concept of logic and facts have gone that way.
Come now, and let us reason together, saith YHVH . . .
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