Why do, so few politicians, even, after the election, transform themselves, to statesmen? Why do so many of these individuals, resort to, either, lying, or, denying, rather than, doing what, they are, supposedly, elected to do, which is serving and representing their constituents, and the best interests of this nation?
Wake up, America, and understand, going – into, denial, about something, which, might be, undesirable, never makes it go away! With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, what this means and represents, and why, these specific, 6 things, must be recognized, and, acted – on, instead of ignored/ denied.
Denying These 6 Things, Won’t Make Them Go Away!
1. Climate Change
Scientists, and climate experts/ professionals, warn us, Climate Change, is real, and must be, proactively, considered. Although some seek, to deny it, because, they believe, it doesn’t fit – into, their personal/ political agenda, and/ or, self – interest, we have witnessed, a rise, in the earth’s average temperature, and, a considerable amount of melting at the polar caps. The long-range danger/ impact, of this, is, risking a rise, in the sea levels, and considerable, potential risk, especially, to lower – altitude, coastal cities, towns, and communities, etc!
2. Environmental Protections
What type of planet, do we wish, to turn – over, to future generations? Will, we proactively, protect, clean air, and water, by enforcing common sense, regulations, to ensure this? When, former – President Trump, denied this, as an issue, and railed – against, these regulations, claiming, they harmed the economy, etc, the longer-term threat, is to the health, and well – being, of the inhabitants of this planet!
3. Systemic Racism
How often, have you heard, some politician, declare, there is no such thing, as systemic racism? Haven’t you wondered, why, if that were so, there is such a huge, wage – gap, gap – in – services, crime risks/ rate, etc, as well as how different groups, are treated by our court system, including, by the Courts, and police?
4. Wage – Gap/Equality
We are witnessing, perhaps, the greatest gap, in wages, between the haves, and have – nots! In terms of inflation – adjusted earnings, many workers, are doing worse, in relationship, to the corporate executives! In addition, there is still a considerable, gender – gap, in terms of opportunities, and earnings. No amount of denial changes these facts!
5. Sane Gun Safety
How many more must die, and be, senselessly killed, before we create, some, sane, gun safety, laws, and limitations? Deniers, like to claim, doing so, is a violation of their 2nd Amendment Rights, although, this Amendment, specifically referred to state’s rights, to protect themselves, and didn’t grant unlimited, unenforced, gun usage! They proclaim, Guns don’t kill, people do, but the reality is, the risk arises when the wrong people possess, and have access to guns, without common sense, gun limits, etc!
6. Address Hate Crimes
There has been, a considerable, upturn, in the number of reported, hate crimes, as well as proclamations, by hate groups, and individuals, apparently, threatening individuals, of specific, races, ethnicities, and/ or, religious orientation!
We need responsible, public leaders, who, instead of, denying. and/ or, burying their heads, in the sand, introduce, well-considered, viable approaches, plans, and solutions! Will you demand, better, and more?