Don't Sink the Boat....
I could not help but think of the movie Titanic yesterday as a THE best metaphor for the current state of politics in the US. The boat (America) is slowly sinking into dark cold waters with half baked, fiscally unsound strategies, dangerous policies, wasted resources, a "lard ass press" that doesn't investigate squat...Oh Yeah the orchestra keeps on playing like nothing is happening and everything will be fine.
Well I thought a metaphor was fitting as a picture is worth a 1000 words and a metaphor is worth 1000 pictures...or so I've heard tell.
Meanwhile, some of us are running around down below (like Leo in the movie) as the holds fill with water, trying to get out of the "poor people" section of the boat. Maybe we can get to the part of the boat that is still above water. With rising national debt, an EPA that is OFF TASK and a quagmire abroad, our leaders are now putting bills before the House and Senate about the wording in the Pledge of Allegiance. Such OFF TASK behavior by our elected officials is near criminal as the boat gets lower and lower in the water.
Any normal Joe knows these guys are off task “BIG TIME”
Of course unlike the movie, there are no lifeboats the rich passengers can commandeer. We all breathe air, drink water and the like and all have this "mortality" thing going on. Our leaders keep pushing the big chest of money to the part of the boat that is above the water line.
Of course continually drilling holes in the boat doesn't help at all even if you plug a few now and again.
The final metaphor is this: "Sometimes the captain can accidentally steer the boat and hit an ice berg and people will forgive it even if it is very tragic. If he does it twice, three times, the passengers (citizens) become less and less forgiving."
Who in their right mind would drill holes in their own boat anyway?
Don't Sink the Boat....Like it or not….Your on the Boat!!!
1) The Vice Presidents response to the President when the microphone was left on and the leader of the free world call a journalist “potty” names when he thought no one was listening.