The problem we are faced with is the people rarely accept the data provided if it is negative towards their beliefs or leader.
The perfect example, the Snowden leaks gave Americans a peak at what their government was doing regarding their rights and privacy. As it was directed against Obama and his intelligence gathering, they condemned Snowden and ignore the information.
The Wiki leaks that revealed much about Clinton and the DNC was condemned as interference in US elections and condemned by the administration and the DNC all the while the people in the party ignored the information revealed.
Americans have lost their ability to reason and use critical thinking skills to see beyond the veneer of their party goals.
It’s all about power of the party and what they can do for their constituency.
Forgotten words today:
So let us begin anew — remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belabouring those problems which divide us.
Let both sides, for the first time, formulate serious and precise proposals for the inspection and control of arms — and bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of all nations.
Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.
Let both sides unite to heed in all corners of the earth the command of Isaiah — to “undo the heavy burdens -. and to let the oppressed go free.”
And if a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion, let both sides join in creating a new endeavour, not a new balance of power, but a new world of law, where the strong are just and the weak secure and the peace preserved.
All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.
Meaningless as today it’s all about MEEEEE!