Will I Get My Nap and My Pie?

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I was at the Seattle Center the other day with my good friend Dave. We enjoyed a beautiful afternoon conversing about life, the universe, and pretty much everything under the sky.

My mind's been all over the map lately and I choose to blame it on the unseasonably good weather and not anything or anyone in particular. Yet some good fellowship and the rain returned to the Pacific Northwest and I'm back in sync with my environment.

I've been stressed, “Why is it I'm so totally tuning out politics?” Well, for one, both sides of the 'race for president' equation are (amongst many things) supposedly using social media. I say not. They’re both abusing it and totally about push and not at all about attraction, which in my humble opinion still rules.

(Welcome to our times!)

Both sides are forgetting an honest forthright message of value is way more powerful than telling me how worse off I will be if the other side wins. Stop thinking you can persuade me as a member of the lowest common denominator. When I think of whom I know, I care not what side of the isle they are on, left or right. The other side is not my enemy. This is our country, our society, our culture. We are the people, we built it, we sustain it, we contribute, we fight for it, we work for it, left, right, or center.

“They” don’t know me half as well as their science may purport if they’re honing in on me based on crunching the petabytes of demographic and behavioral data they have. My world is still quite personal, full of hope and aspiration. I love technology, but I will align myself with a positive human experience any day over a machine and its algorithms.

True, I want my nap and my pie. I want a better world for my family, my loved ones, my friends, my country, and my planet. I get up everyday and work for it. I pay my taxes. So please stop the relentless negative onslaught and offer me (us) a vision of reason and hope. What do you actually stand for, how might we get there, and how does it serve the greater good? Or, don't say anything at all.

Just sayin'...

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René Fabre

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This is a very thoughtful and insightful post, Rene.  We are the only ones who can speak for us.  Is anyone listening?

October 14, 2012 06:23 PM
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Rene' as always you are spot on with your observations, many of us think what you wrote, but we  lack the intestinal fortitude to put it in writing...My theory is take a Billion Dollars and give every legal voter $1million to do what they want...the average voter would spend it and our economy would be back humming along...or just take the money both candidates spend for the election and divide that among-st the voters....same result!!!

October 14, 2012 10:38 PM
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Jane: I don't don't like to rant and I try to be part of the solution every day. I just wish the little contributions that all of us make were being spoken to instead of trying instill fear in us that the world could be far worse. Thanks for stopping by Jane.

Endre: This one is hard for me to articulate, that's probably why I've been stewing over it for a few weeks. I have no big axe to grind, but I really think the missed opportunity was to speak to the new "ears" out there because of social media, instead of using this powerful new medium to simply broadcast and blast us with the same decades old style of political rhetoric. I think you're right about giving every legal voter $1 million. It's so simple, but it would change our economy around in a week!

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I will be very glad when this election is over and I hope that I never have to experience this type of junk again. I miss the 50's . . . although I wasn't really born yet.  It seems like we were moving on to a better America and the 50's were just the beginning.  When did it turn?  Probably the late 70's.  Good post Rene, I want my nap and pie too!

October 17, 2012 09:30 PM
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Carla: Indeed, I live for it to be over with.
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