So I am a little concerned with this election.
As the promises are made...
As glass ceilings are broken for gender and outsiders...
As the endorsements are coming in...
As legacies are made and lost...
Everybody seems to be drinking a lot of Kool-Aid.
Somehow, the (social) media doesn't seem as discerning as it should or could be.
Maybe it's more about brands, what outrageous, who's insulted, ratings and advertising dollars.
Many (or almost all unless they have personal skin in the game) seem resigned to just vote for the candidate they deem least worst.
Accountability for actions and words--scripted and blurted out--don't seem to be taken with the seriousness they deserve.
Just say or do whatever it takes...shake hands, kiss babies, promise more of everything for everybody.
Wash it all away with the insincerity of the moment for the prize of the ultimate power grab awaits.
The new leader of the free world will be sitting in the Oval Office in just a little more than half a year.
Kool-Aid is filling our screens, our newspapers, our conversations, and our minds.
What's real and what's bullsh*t about what we're being fed?
Transparency, ha...feeding time is almost over.
But where's the real vetting, critical thinking, and values informing the process?
It's not about what to think, but how to think!
Bellies are almost full...the herd is almost ready to vote.
The new King of the Jungle is almost ready to take their place at the head of it all.
Four years, maybe eight years...
How will the wild world be then? ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)