Are you tired of hearing over and over that Democrats are out of control? They’ve lost their way? Impeachment is all they care about? The party forgot who and what it stands for? Who cares? All of these things are true, but they miss the most important point.
Current events drive politics. Where does the news end and politics begin?
It can take years for the truth about an event to come out. A perfect example is the investigation into whatever the Russians did or didn’t do during the 2016 election. Will we find out the truth once and for all after months, maybe years of investigating?
Current events are easy to distort. They are simple to leverage. By the time media outlets have reshaped a controversial event to make it sales worthy and politicians decide what it’s good for we have something completely new creation on our hands. A piece of history has become a saleable commodity.
When we want to know the facts behind current events there is truth to be had. We just need to look for it, even though the truth is seldom as entertaining as fake news and distorted rhetoric.
Whenever possible posts in Civil Candor’s current events category rely on information from reputable government agencies to drill down to the truth behind a controversial event or tragedy. Failing that, it’s always good to know what voices in the House and Senate have to say and what they intend to do because that’s where the policies that shape our society come from.
The information to put current events in perspective is always out there. We just have to look for it.
Through many years of work I’ve suffered layoffs, cutbacks, business closings, and pay reductions. I’ve also learned one very important rule about working: there is no such thing as a guaranteed income. Employment contracts break. Unions only have so much clout.