Posts Tagged ‘ political campaigns ’

PREFERRED SENIOR BEHAVIOR: STAYING ON THE HIGH ROAD

Jul 31st, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Seniors Tempted to Join the Crowd The temptation for senior citizens is to join the crowd, to take the low road, to be a part of the aroused great unwashed. That’s the temptation.  It is not a difficult thing to be a part of the low road crowd.  It is easy to join in the [...]



SENIORS: A QUEST FOR DECENCY

Mar 28th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Before the curtain falls on Act 1 of the political drama through which we are still passing, can we possibly hope for Act 11, in which there may be some decency afforded by the producers, the actors, the audiences?

Must we continue to be flooded with obscenities, poorly written scripts, incompetent performers, little applause for exceptional productions? Can there not be a few critics to emerge with accolades for what we are offered coming from the stages on which these actors (politicians) perform?

Is it too much to ask that decency prevail? Is it too much to expect that ideals prevail over threats and fear tactics? Is it too much to expect that statesman (woman)-like characters may emerge worthy of an Oscar or better a Medal of Honor?



SENIORS: PREPARE TO BE FOOLED

Aug 29th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It has already started and it won’t be long before the virtual tsunami of political advertising, one liners, manipulated interviews, bill boards and campaign signs will proliferate everywhere. The landscape will be littered, the commercials will multiply, the rage will begin, the promises will inundate, the public will be manipulated.

In an article the other day, I said I was giving up on politics. This is not a reversal. It is more of a continuing rationale as to why. Maybe you will agree or disagree. But, my belief is we have an awful lot of work to do to convince both the body politic, that’s us, and the politicians, that’s them, what the genuine needs, conditions, demands and givens are out here in the real world.

We may also disagree on some of those. But,