William Thien

Why Don’t Our Elected Ever Truly Fight Each Other?

Posted on: August 20, 2013

Just an observation.

I was watching some file footage of political behavior in a number of Asian countries, all of which have vibrant economies. It was on some show on cable.

One of the things I noticed was that there was a long series of footage from within the very chambers the elected in those Asian countries governed and in those very chambers things often broke out into actual knock-down, drag-out fistfights. They were really scrappy fights. Fists were flying! The politicians were connecting some pretty serious blows, latching on to each others’ clothing, dragging sometimes two or three people to the floor, pummeling and kicking them. The collection of file footage was meant to be humorous, but a thought occurred to me while I was watching it.

They don’t do that here in The United States. Why, I asked myself?

Is it because we are more civilized? Doubtful. They have very low violent crime in those countries.

No, my conclusion is that they care more about their jobs in those Asian countries and their constituency and their political situation is more viable!

For a country so thoroughly divided as ours, with elections often running right down the very middle, neck and neck, you’d think people would have a little more trouble getting along, if you know what I mean. But things seem to be going swimmingly amongst our elected at almost all times when you watch Washington, for example, on the flat screen these days.

Me thinks that kind of tells you something, ahem.

They only appear not to agree on things, if you know what I mean. But that’s about that…and things generally don’t improve, just more taxes, more laws, less freedoms, more intrusion, more surveillance, less safety, more fear, much more fear.

Everyone else gets marginalized, often with the aid of the media.

Just an observation.

Copyright © William Thien 2013

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