Friday, November 4, 2016

November 8th Can't Come Soon Enough...

...for this household.

We've even stopped watching TV, with the exception of Knowledge Network / PBS--which are wonderful.

The chaos on all media these days can only be described as that.
Chaos...the following from Wikipedia:

noun: chaos; plural noun: chaoses
  1. complete disorder and confusion.

    "snow caused chaos in the region"

    synonyms:disorder, disarray, disorganization, confusion, mayhem, bedlam, pandemonium, havoc, turmoil, tumult, commotion, disruption, upheaval, uproar, maelstrom; More
    anarchy, lawlessness, entropy;
    informalhullabaloo, hoopla, train wreck, all hell broken loose

    "police were called in to quell the chaos"
    • Physics
      behavior so unpredictable as to appear random, owing to great sensitivity to small changes in conditions.
    • the formless matter supposed to have existed before the creation of the universe.
    • Greek Mythology
      the first created being, from which came the primeval deities Gaia, Tartarus, Erebus, and Nyx.
      noun: Chaos
late 15th century (denoting a gaping void or chasm, later formless primordial matter): via French and Latin from Greek khaos ‘vast chasm, void.’ "

Of the Wikipedia descriptions, I tend towards favouring "behaviour so unpredictable..."
And it's not just television.
Pick up a newspaper, internet publication, or American blog, and there it is again.
Apart from the lack of common sense, decency and respect for candidates that run for public office, fear-mongering and disgusting displays of "news" comments are emblazoned on print publications and LED screens throughout North America.  And, likely, overseas too.
The first thing that occurs to me is "have they (candidate(s) ) no shame?
Apparently not.
I know it's an important election, principally because it'll select a leader for the most powerful and progressive nation in the world.
Is it in the interests of disseminating "news" that every burp and hiccup and disgusting indecent comment is parlayed into print or on tape for immediate "breaking news" playback?
Nope, it's more sinister than that.
I'll leave the topic open, with only the following graphic (U.S. specific?) and another paragraph or two to provide the answer:  (click on graphic to enlarge)
And get a load of this sentence:  "The country’s largest newspaper chain is mostly owned by U.S. hedge funds, which won the company for a song by buying up distressed Canwest debt for pennies on the dollar."  From here.

Kia would've said:  "Does the following graphic epitomize politics in the 21st Century?"

Hopefully NOT!
Too bad there aren't any gardening shows on TV any more...even in November!

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