For most of my adult life I've reconginzed that most things having to do with politics are more akin to the circus and other forms of show biz than any semblance of reality. Historically that's pretty much always been the case. But it today's world of instant response the violence and volitility of the reactions seems to increase faster than we can comprehened. We may, or may not, have lifted that to a new level in this year's presidential election. Now that every breath or word of a candidate is subject to immediate scrutiny, and perhaps more importantly, to an immediate spin that turns every thing stated into a lie or an untruth or an inaccurate fact, the circus seems to have lost most of the presumed importance that we, somewhere deep inside, want them to have.
Are we kidding ourselves? Or are there just too many individuals who watch these things who actually believe what they see and hear? If it is the latter, then woe be unto us. If we're kidding ourselves, why do we keep playing this game? I don't have answers. I don't have anything other than a sick feeling in my gut that we keep diminishing any hopes of solving problems through elections is some sort of downward spiral that is spinning so fast that we enjoy the spin at the expense of seeing the directoin we're headed in.