Ben Wright | May 11, 2017
Our new leadership in the current Federal administration has confronted us with the valued virtues of coordinated practically
and planned predictability; verses the chaos and hazards of emotional impulsiveness. Some may be mesmerized by the ever-changing
positional responses of an unconventional leader who muses out loud their intense bombastic outbursts and sarcastic mocking remarks
on serious in-depth issues of magnitude and importance with ominous possibilities.
To such mindsets, this might suggest or infer an advantage of some concealed insights that helps keep everyone else more vigilant
and alert to any given changeable reaction to whatever is occurring. Thus, it might be argued, potential adversaries must therefore
presumably always proceed with caution -- never being quite sure what they might expect or encounter.
To others, they are anxious, worried, and unnerved by the seemingly so called instinctive instincts and the many heresies of fluid
beliefs, disjointed rambling thoughts, blatant falsehoods, unashamedly controversial opinions, and over imaginative fantasies and
accusations that are totally contradictory to a more disciplined way of learning and thinking through proper codes of civil conduct
and behavior. The incessant tweeting and precariousness of an uncontrolled impulsive flexibility of rapidly shifting views at any
given moment, on any given topic, can be seen as inherently negative, inconsistent, and opposed to obvious realities of the moment.
Serious matters of governance should hopefully be met with evaluated visions of careful forethought and deeply pondered
considerations -- where more substance and less theatrics should apply. Instead, we are confronted with a leadership that seeks only
a confirmation of their own distorted beliefs --
watching only a select media, reading (what little may occur), only those
writers, and listening only to those entrusted few who always agree with them: Never embracing nor inviting other thoughts or
differing points of view that run counter to your own.
In our present politically charged atmosphere and deeply polarized Country, we are rapidly -- if not already, losing a shared
consensus of who we are and might want to be in facing a totality of explosive challenges led by a dangerous and embarrassing
leadership. We can only hope that the better angels of our nature will yet prevail and see us through this dilemma of trying
times and hope for a better tomorrow.