Political Corruption

I’ve been hanging out with one of my Little brothers.

(He’s 30. Just a kid.)

Anyway, he’s addicted to NPR and listens to it constantly.

I’m not a fan of NPR for a number of reasons, but since it’s often a lesser evil, I listen.

The reason why I mention this is that NPR spends a lot of time reporting on political events in Washington. We all know that politics in the Beltway are venal and corrupt. We know that, but it’s still a bit shocking to hear the details.

It’s also a bit refreshing. If you spend any time reading the news about Israel you will routinely hear about the corrupt politics in the Israeli government. So, when supporters of Israel hear about dirty deeds in the back rooms of Washington, they don’t feel so unique.

Of course, one would wish that governments could form without corrupt influences, but I have yet to find even one government that hasn’t, in some way, sold its soul for something.

The problem is that this something is often an issue of life and death. How many of you have had to ‘hold your nose’ and vote for someone who was immoral because they were supporting an issue that was vital?

And as the issues become more and more ‘life and death’, the politicians become more and more confident in their corruption. Senator so-and-so and Congressman whats-his-name can be corrupt, drug-dealing party animals and get re-elected – as long as they support your ‘life and death’ issue. 

As terrorism becomes more and more of a threat to America, look for politics to become more and more corrupt.

6 thoughts on “Political Corruption

  1. I listen to NPR nearly constantly also (I’m 47), it’s usually luck of the draw as to whether the report on air is interesting or liberal lunacy. I’m just glad I’ve never contributed to their (National Proletarian Resistance, LOL) bank accounts! I never will. The only unbiased shows on their network are Steve Rick’s travel shows and Tom and Ray’s “Car Talk”. NPR makes a mockery of the administrations fight against terrorism and almost always have a ridiculous spin on current events combined with a clever attempt to sound balanced. I listen as a gauge to what people will bias their opinions and then listen to Rush as a counterweight. I very seldom agree with either one.

  2. Wow, Tedders, you’re gettin’ beaten up by BOTH sides. Just stick to the BBC and yell at the radio when they say something stupid.

    Okay, so I do a lot of yelling, but I also hear about a lot of other stuff that’s going on in the rest of the world.

    (sigh)

    Where have all the ubiased, clear-thinking journalists gone?

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