A call for Lip-Smackin change: How about we expect more?
A general statement: If the shoe fits!
Far too often we see the lips moving across Journalism, Politics, polarized views on this Grand Challenge or that Grand Challenge (water, energy, food, population, and climate) and any number of other heady issues of the day.
I was watching a Meghan Trainor video and the thought occurred to me. The lyrics just might be more universal than the mere culprit within her song:
“…If your lips are moving, If your lips are moving
If your lips are moving, then you’re lyin’, lyin’, lyin’, baby
If your lips are moving, If your lips are moving
If your lips are moving, then you’re lyin’, lyin’, lyin’, baby…”
For all the issues.
For all the challenges.
For all the necessary hard work that needs to occur in addressing things that might apply and impede our ability to “just get er done.”
Why is it that we passively allow the press, our politicians, and pundits on one side of an issue or another to continue the lip-smacking unchecked? Why is that we don’t hold folks accountable for their actions and words? Is this an evolutionary phenomenon that is getting worse, or is it merely a reflection of our being content with a long standing lip moving status quo?
How about we do something different? How about we hold folks accountable?
How about we rise above the lip-smacking rhetoric and not embrace or blindly expect and accept all the double-speak? How about we not allow the politicians, journalist and pundits on one side of the issue or the other lead us down one path or another just because they can move their lips? How about we not allow the lip-smacking to become the accepted norm and expect more. How about we hold folks truly accountable for distorting, misleading and misrepresenting the truth? How about we demand honesty, integrity and truthfulness across the board?
Originally posted on LinkedIn June 11, 2015.
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