Thursday, October 23, 2008

Words of Wisdom in a Dark Era

Those of you who have never read this part of my blog before will probably wonder at the title. Stupid is as Stupid does...but that's how I feel about politics. So, that's what this blog is devoted to. From time to time when I'm especially frustrated about an issue, I write about it here.

I know it doesn't have much viewing -- sa la vi (or however you say it) lol, but I still feel the need to express myself. Now not only am I a non registered party member, I am a Mormon, and as such, my views tend to be different from main stream.

I tend to vote Republican because I know voting Independent will end up no where. sigh. Perhaps one day...

But for now, I see which candidate has the most potential and vote that way. Unfortunately, for a long time with this election I wondered where to turn when Romney lost the nomination. I didn't really like McCain, though I thought he was better than Obama.

When he picked Sarah Palin, I wrote a blog about it I was so excited. Finally a choice with merit -- a woman I could put my belief in.

Well...that doesn't mean our country is in safe hands. They have to be elected first, and we are in dark times right now. Anyone who doesn't think so, hasn't been listening.

They have probably been reading the newspaper though, and believing what they read.

Such is the way journalism has gone. One of my fellow members is a great writer who is also a blogger and writer of some renown. Orson Scott Card has written two great blogs that deal with today's issues. I debated trying to put my own twist on them, or just trying to shed light on them to further his view, but I figured in the end -- his words express it far better than mine.

So I beg you -- anyone who happens to chance on this blog -- go read these. Especially the one on journalism. Somehow we've got to get America to wake up!

This one is about honest reporters -- is there such a thing now? -- and this one is about the constitution and the threat it is under today. Take a gander and think about what is going on.

My husband has been going on about this for some time -- he will perhaps feel somewhat vindicated that someone else feels the same way.

There are lots of us out there -- aren't there??

4 comments:

Candace E. Salima said...

Gaynell,

I'm so glad you started this blog! I couldn't be prouder of you. I've linked you to Mormon Bloggers Speak Out. Love what you've written.

I read Orson's letter to the press at large a few weeks ago and posted it on my blog as well.

Candace

Rebecca Talley said...

Thank you, Gaynell. I love the "honest journalist" article.

Lost but Found said...

Gaynell, thanks for introducing me to OSC! That is an amazing piece of writing. I have read it over and over again. I can see why he inspires you. Tell your husband he is definitely NOT alone on this.
Blogging is my new passion, just started one yesterday, in fact.

Blog on!

Cindy Beck said...

Gaynell,
Even if you don't get a lot of comments, it doesn't mean people aren't reading.

Thanks for your thoughts and for the links!