Starting today with Smear Ads and my feelings:
Our nation is full of people; some are white, some black, some red, some Christian, some Buddhist, some Jewish, some interesting, some not. I'm so tired of hate and slinging mud. Who really cares, and why do we allow and pay for things like this http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/slideshow/intriguing-political-ads-2010-10887147 ?
I know this one was a bit funny, but negative smear ads are ridiculous. Someone is paying a ton of money for them while children starve somewhere.
I do not watch the news. Honestly, I protest it (without signs), but if someone is watching it at home, I go into another room. I do not like at all how negative things are and how people thrive on the negativity. How often do you see positive stories on the news? I was in the car with Gary yesterday, and he turned off the radio, which is a rarity. I looked at him and he said he wasn't going to listen to smear ads, and it got me thinking. Why do any of us put up with it? Everyone complains about it, but no action has been taken to remove them. I'm wondering if people actually listen to what's said in these ads and believe them. If you listen to ads like this and believe the smear, then please make sure you are using birth control. We don't need to breed stupid.
Now that we've determined that we're not stupid, how do we stop smear ads? Maybe we refuse to watch or listen to them. Maybe we refuse to vote for anyone that pays for one. Maybe we write our senators and our congress people. I guess I'm asking you. This nation is already filled with hate; these ads won't turn it around.
Ending today with Love:
I have been having issues lately with borders. I'm not sure why we have them. I'm a student at IWU, and in a blog discussion lately, I commented about borders and why is it important that we have them. There was a conversation about tariffs and taxes, and a comment was made about how it seems like the rest of the world hates us and we help people. At that I started thinking about how we "helped" Iraq. How do we not expect to have people hate us when we interfere and act like a bully? I wish we could all just get a long. I know it sounds cliche, but seriously, why is there so much "ME" in the world. If everyone would stop and take a step back and love just because they love their fellow man, things would be so much happier. Stop finger pointing and stop pushing smaller nations around. Open our borders to everyone and if we all did that..We could all be one nation maybe.