What is captivating is recognizing the things I learned in my life because they are so blatantly on display. It’s like a bag of small pocket mirrors that I can hold and examine where the glare of the huge wall mirrors before distorted my view.
Ironically, on September 11, 2009, the thought jumped into my mind that my father would have been 100 years old. I remembered many political discussions with him that always seemed to end with phrases like, “There head is where it don’t shine” or the one my grandfather, born in the old country, liked, “They think there #### don’t stink.” Both of those sayings appear to fit the esoteric pedestal of politicians. What is comical is that both my father and grandfather new the English language and the meaning of words very well. They learned them very well when they immigrated to this country.
Why do we elect people, hire or put our trust in them?
Is it they should know better or is it, they really don’t know better. They have been trained to think they know better. Maybe they are not thinking. There appears to be too much glare from the big mirrors, which have become so pock marked and rippled like an amusement park mirror, but with the affliction of strabismus.
How can this condition be fixed? Is it a congenital ocular dysfunction or something that intermittently appears for no reason?
Leaving that thought lingering in my mind, I went on with my life. The economic mess we are in is getting very messy. Thinking about it reminded me of the esoteric pedestal we put politicians on, but it became much more broader to take in the federal government administrators and many policies that have been established.
Policies established with the affliction of strabismus. The inward looking tendency, using squinting to see something clearer or a prism to correct the problem. Of course, if you’re esoteric it’s easy to flip things around.
All of a sudden, a big explosion went off in my mind. “Only the shadow knows” brought back memories, but I quickly turned it around to the economic realities of today. The “shadowy economics.” Where the theme is “transparency” by adding more colored lenses, squinting or the use of a prism, and the tendency to look inward remains.
It’s interesting, where is the biggest “shadowy economic” area of our system? Is it the rich and the poor on the extremes or the middle class, caught in the middle, as it is forced to run to the extremes?
That only leaves the government as the biggest shadowy economy to manipulate both sides and hoping they will run to the middle.
I don’t think the government can function well with this ocular dysfunction.
Bud Chor is a reader or PublicCEO.com and submitted the following commentary.