Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The chaos throughout the world has upended the grasp of reality for not only many Americans, but others throughout the world. And, there is a general division between voters and Congress about what Americans need and support, including abortion, gay marriage, privacy, the struggles of the middle class and poor, support for women, and what the American Dream now is. Neither the Republicans that have declared their interest in running for President nor Hillary Clinton for the Democrats speak about the real issues in America. Not the least of which is the US leadership in the rest of the world.
President Obama has very clearly stated and acted upon the issues above for the most part. His bombing campaign to wipe out ISIS is not succeeding, because the key problems of Middle East corruption, the unwillingness of Iraq to defend itself, the Syrian genocide, the intrusiveness of Iran supporting the "wrong people, and the actions of Israel to de-stabilize the Middle East are the presenting problems that will not go away. Key leaders are battling about competing oil markets and not these root issues. The US is carrying on a secret war with the use of drones to kill terrorist leaders and their bomb making will not succeed, if for no other reason than the ongoing rebellion will continue as long as the key issues in each country are resolved to the benefit of all. Meanwhile, both Democrats and Republicans can face these realities. Neither party, whether left, right, or center, can face the vast change everywhere. Optimism and vision about the future of the US and the rest of the world does not exist, and as long as pessimism persists so will the problems.
Meanwhile, the media reports this state of affairs and sensationalizes certain parts which further confuse the issues. We are without an objective press and progressive journalism, with the exception of the New Yorker Magazine, which looks at the world without clouded vision or stultifying ideology that is blinding.