Paul Frank Gilbert in Politics Oct 5, 2016 · 2 min read · +100



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The necessary and timely demise of the Circus 

So it started with our fear of clowns.  Clowns are synonymous with a circus.   People started boycotting the circus because of this fear.  The circus worried but changed the clowns ... made them funnier, made them hurt themselves and pander to us ... harmless clowns.

Then came the carnies.   Yep were told we  had to be afraid of the carnies.  You know the simple folk working behind the scenes to make sure it ran.  Without them the circus could not open.  But carnies were dangerous and would attempt to steal your kids.  Manipulate them into joining the circus!!  We were suspicious of the clowns and now ... well the fact that carnies were also a real threat ... well ... 

Then came our awareness of animal cruelty …it just is simply NOT right to treat animals like toys for our amusement.

Thus … the demise of the circus.  I mean, without clowns, without carnies and without animal acts … why have a circus?  HOW can you have a circus?   And why should or would we have one?

So if we apply this to politics

It started with our fear of the candidates.  And we are afraid.  Depending on your point of view if anyone but your candidate gets into office well the world is going to come to an end.  Apocalyptic doomsday horror!!  So we fear the candidates and we begin to ask ourselves why ... why do I have to play this game called politics?  I just want a government like the one we asked for in our Constitution. 

Then came the People. Us.  As in WE THE PEOPLE.   Yep the circus, wait I mean the government has us convinced that half of us are dangerous hooligans and deplorables with no redeeming qualities and the other half of us are frightened sheep looking to hand over all responsibility for our happiness to the circus ... damn it .. I mean the government.  So we are afraid of each other and we wonder ... why am I afraid and why can't I simply have a government that cares about all of us and works to represent us all? 

Then came our social awakening and the tools and our ability to reach out to each other without the help of the circus.  To quit being simply told who to fear and what to do and how to do it.   And we began to understand that the game of politics had nothing to do with our government and did not support us and our simple request that we are all equal and that our government should quit creating such hate and quit trying to stomp out the very diversity that created this country. 

Thus is coming the demise of politics as we know it today.  I mean, without political candidates and in their place patriots, and without a divided WE THE PEOPLE and without a lack of responsibility and willingness to play the same old game over and over again … why bother with politics?  Why allow politics to run our country instead of the government we want, need and are asking for?

Circus … Politics … they both have clowns … they both have people that enable them and they both show a lack of recognition for the fact that the world has changed and that we no longer will lend our financial support or our approval to them.

I miss the circus … but understand the reasons for its time to be done,   I cannot say I will miss politics one bit.