We are inundated with technology. For the most part, that’s a good thing, or so we think. But lately, there’s been a good deal of talk about how technology is negatively affecting our intelligence and our social interactions. I also think it has shortened our memories. There’s just too much information out there–and we are bombarded with it at too high a rate–to be able to retain much of it for long. The GOP seems to be counting on that.
At home, we forget that things got so bad in this country that a majority of us clamored for “hope and change”–it took 8 years for us to get to that point–and only 2 to do a complete 180-degree turn-around. And now, with the GOP in control of the House, we may applaud their efforts to rein in spending, but forget some very important lessons. I’m not opposed to fiscal responsibility, but there’s more to that than just cutting money from the budget. There’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. If you have a blockage in your heart, you need angioplasty, not a below-the-knee amputation. Cuts for cuts sake can make things worse–not better. We need to be strategic in how we reduce the deficit. Politicians are masters of strategy. Certainly they can figure this one out.