“There’s no shortage of things to blog about,” he says in his June 26 post.
I can’t think of anything to blog about.
I’m not alone.
“Posting at RD will be light for the next month or two,” another MT blogger is saying today.
Again, I think it’s because there’s not much going on.
- Sure, we have the incessant ‘news’ about Russia and how bad they are (though 56% of Americans are sick of hearing about it).
- There’s the near-constant coverage and commentary on the GOP healthcare bill.
- And of course we have to talk about Syria, and what’s happening in that country that’s 6,400 miles from us.
Sadly, there’s not much talk about things that affect you.
- I just don’t think Russia has played a part in your life over the past year…no matter how much the corporate media wants you to think it has.
- I just don’t think you’re going to be one of the 22 million Americans that lose their Obamacare insurance over the next few years.
- I just don’t think what’s happening 6,400 miles from you has any effect on you or your family or your income or your mortgage payment or your plans for this summer.
But just for one moment imagine if the corporate media held the same opinion as I.
- What on earth would they fill their 24-hour news cycle with?
- What would advertisers pay them for?
- What would you do with the extra…oh, maybe 20 hours…of the 35 hours you currently watch of TV each week?
Damn, that’s half a work week right there.
Imagine putting that time to a hobby, perhaps one that could make you a little extra money?
I had that idea nearly 5 years ago now, and it’s a big reason I get a monthly royalty check from Amazon.
The point is…is your current routine helping you or hurting you?
Personally, I don’t know how getting all worked up over Russia or Syria or Obama/Trumpcare is going to help me at all.
I don’t know how it’s going to help anyone around me, most of all my family.
Ranting and raving and foaming at the mouth over things happening halfway across the world or in the District of Criminals?
Yeah, I’m sure my wife would love to see me stomping around the living room doing that.
And yet that’s what many of us are doing right now, and it’s what we have been doing for months.
What good has it done?
Dems can’t win in Montana or America, and a big reason is because of those three issues – Russia, healthcare, and Syria.
No one gives a shit about them!
Most of us aren’t even thinking about them!
We’re thinking about:
- Paying the rent in 4 days
- Getting all the bills paid this month
- Trying to put some away in savings
- How long our car is going to last
- Whether we’ll be able to retire
- How we’ll pay for the kids’ college
- What will happen to our parents when they get older
- Where the money for this week’s groceries is going to come from
- Whether we’ll ever be able to buy a house or not
Those are just a few things that I think many of us are thinking about as we go to sleep or get up or head to work.
In fact, if you stopped listening to the news altogether you probably wouldn’t think about Russia or healthcare or Syria much at all.
Sure, healthcare is a big one…but we all know that if you don’t have a good job that supplies it, you’re pretty much fucked.
Yep, you can pay out the ass for a good policy on your own, but that just limits the number of material possessions you can buy up in your local economy.
And let’s just stop there.
I mean…why go on? This post is just opinions and thoughts…barely anything in the way of facts or sources.
Again, there’s just not much to write about…not much to pull information from.
So we’re in the slow times, the doldrums.
I expect we’ll be there for some time as summer continues on.