Real vs. Imagined
We are now being told that the unemployment numbers have been misreported over the past few months. We are at 10.1% unemployment and have been for a while. We don’t know and really don’t care who made the decision to misreport misrepresent the numbers. Someone or a group of some ones decided that the numbers could look a bit better if they adjusted or omitted or misrepresented the numbers in some small way.
The net effect was a small difference in the numbers, not a significant change in the situation. Far too many people are still out of work and they have few opportunities to find a job in the near future. This happens every day at every level of government and in business and even in every one of our homes. The use of the word investment instead of the word tax, counting census counters who have been hired for a day as new jobs in the work force, a spending bill that will cost the tax payers trillions but called a jobs bill to make us think it’s about jobs.
The use of imagined reality instead of clear honest facts have been apart of our lives since the cave man. Where do you think the whole concept of advertising came from? Many of us are too easily impressed with some glitter and bright colors. Some of us will believe it when you tell us that we’ll have a super model follow us home from the Wall Mart after we spend $150 on some foul smelling liquid named “Hung por homme”. Some are fooled by the price, some by the use of the French words, and some by the illusion of adequacy the name implies, and some just get excited when the shop at Wall Mart. The bottom line is that some of us are fooled into an imagined reality.
Adjusting the facts to adjust the reality happens to us all the time. What do the people who create the campaign ads do when they don’t have a political campaigns to mislead us about? They make beer commercials and advertisements promising chemical enhancements to improve our pitiful performance in some intimate social endeavors. Chemical enhancers to improve what nature provided.
Lipstick on a pig. We accept this concept at work on an all too frequent basis. Some of us take the ugliest pig we can find and slap a little bit of lipstick on it and see who can be fooled. Unfortunately the answer is a lot of people. One plus one equals two every time and every day; even when it happens while a big breasted hussy with glitter on her cleavage is doing jumping jacks in front of you.
Real vs. Imagined is a part of our lives, it always has been and always will be. Our listening skills and our reasoning skills are weak. They became weak because of the poor job our schools systems have been doing and the attempt by shallow minded people to dumb us down with political correctness. A War on Terror is a war; it’s not an overseas contingency operation. Words mean things and we have to know what they mean and how to use them.
Simple clear sentences that avoid more than one interpretation are not used enough in public speaking. “I will not vote for any new taxes” Is a clear simple sentence that has a meaning that can be easily interpreted. “I will never for an unnecessary tax.” Is not clear and can have more than one meaning. It provided the liar who made the statement an opportunity to dodge accountability after the election. Too many of us fall for the glitter and color associated with that type of statement. We believe he made a real statement that we can support, and he believes we imagine that he is honorable and trustworthy, but he is not.
We have to listen carefully and understand the words and the intentions of those who are speaking. Ignore the man behind the curtain pulling the strings. Ignore the glitter on the cleavage and know that when they promise us a free lunch it’s not really free.
Vote the Bums Out,