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Can We Talk?

Oh Those Crazy News People

Now that the Olympics are on, I’m not hearing another word about air quality.  Gosh, did it just magically disappear on opening day?  Or is the China-bashing useless now that the games have begun?

Well, the news people have something else to jaw about – namely Russia and Georgia.  Why is that?  What is it their business?  I guess their answer would be that it’s news and something about the public’s right to know. 

I think it would be a much better world if people didn’t stick their noses where they don’t belong.  Face it, what’s reported as having been said by ________  (fill in the blanks) and what’s talked about around the dinner table by _________ (fill in the blanks) or over drinks, are two different things.  Politicians will say in public, what they think the voters want to hear.  In private, well, let’s just say I’d like to be a fly on the wall.

I think I’d like to adopt Swiss’ attitude.  Don’t ask. Don’t tell.  Keep out of conflicts.  As a result, they’ve lived in peace for 200 years.  We should be so lucky.  I’m sure the odd Swiss here and there, feels passionately about another nation’s issues from time to time.  So if he/she wants to run off and fight and possibly have their legs blown off – or worse, I guess that is probably their perogative.  But as a nation, their hands-off policy has worked brilliantly.

Let’s hope our leaders mature some day.

August 12th, 2008 Posted by | Personal Opinions, politics | no comments