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Fall is here!! At least this morning. I am really tired of the hot humid weather and look forward to cooler mornings and evenings. Now maybe I can get some of my outside chores done that I’ve been putting off!
It’s gotten to the point I don’t even know what to comment on from news and politics these days. I guess I have finally gotten to the point that “nothing surprises me anymore.”
Unfortunately I struggle to find many GOOD things to think or talk about. And it continues to amaze me that people see the news in such different ways. This goes back to our media and the way it is now reported based on political views. And, social media definitely leans either left or right.
That issue has really hit home now that buses of “migrants” are being sent to big cities in the north – New York City; Chicago; Washington, DC. These are all so-called “sanctuary cities” that years ago declared they would provide safe havens to people who are illegally in our country.
The states on the border have had to bear the brunt of the care of these people while smaller numbers have been being flown into interior areas in the dead of night since last year. BUT NOW, these sanctuary cities are yelling foul because they don’t have the infrastructure to handle these people.
They are actually housing them in hotels in New York at the average cost of $700 per night, and they are calling on the federal government to help them! The border states have been screaming for help for years! I hope this will open the eyes of some elected officials!
Then, there is the issue of electric cars and the overload that is hitting our electric grid. California is saying that in 2035 ALL cars must be electric, and they are pushing people to buy them now.
Not sure about you, but I personally cannot afford an estimated $70,000 for a car for which a replacement battery will cost an estimated $24,000. AND, right after announcing this mandate, the governor of California announced they were anticipating rolling brown outs (loss of power) because of the lack of available electricity.
He was telling his citizens to turn off their air conditioners and to not charge their electric cars during peak usage times! What in the world will they do in 13 years when ALL the cars are going to be electric?
How is this issue being reported on the more liberal news agencies? Or, is it even being reported? AND, they fail to report that it will take fossil fuels to provide the electricity for the charging stations! Even Elon Musk, the man behind electric cars, thinks all of this is very premature as our infrastructure has not been updated first.
Let’s talk about inflation and the economy! I don’t care what side of the political spectrum you fall on, how are you coping with the increased costs of goods and services? How are you coping with the lack of service in stores and restaurants – if they are even still open? Are you having to choose between groceries and gas? Or medicine and gas or groceries? How are you affording to go to work with the higher cost of gas?
Yes, the price has come down some, but it is still more than $1 higher than it was in January of 2021. Several reasons are helping bring down the cost – using our oil reserves to bolster the supply, the change of seasons and the lower gas usage because people can’t afford to travel except for necessities. But most of the news outlets don’t want to report we are in a recession and could be headed to a depression – both of which most of us alive now don’t even understand!
I do try to listen to some of the liberal media, but I just can’t find the facts to back up what they are saying. The media has been called the “fourth branch” of government because it “reports” to the people what the government is doing. It’s how “We the People” are supposed to stay informed.
Even in my lifetime, I have seen the tremendous changes in how the media has divided us and feeds the political sides what they want them to hear. We should all be hearing the same news – based on verifiable facts – and then be able to make up our own minds. We used to have investigative journalists who dug up the facts before publishing a story. There might have been some small differences in the way a story was reported by different people, but those differences gave people the opportunity to do their own research. Now we just have reporters publishing opinion pieces as news.
The divisions created by the media are geared to separate us based on race, ethnicity, culture, income, age, religion, and politics. This is very evident during political seasons even when the issues such as I talked about above affect EVERY ONE OF US! And, the middle- and low-income families are hit the hardest.
I wish we could find a way to realize we are all in the same boat, and that boat is sinking fast. We need to remember the adage “together we stand; divided we fall.”
God bless you all – and remember, THIS is an opinion piece!