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Baby Boomer's social commentary on life in OUR sixties for those who rocked life in THE sixties.

Politics is a dirty business

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The current federal election, which should be a thoroughly rewarding and honourable component of democracy has turned into a mean, dishonest and insincere display of personal attacks. Politics has a sick hold on me but I’m so fed up with the current election rhetoric that I’ve had to stop watching the latest staged political photo ops and other propaganda on the nightly news. Apart from my disappointment in the pathetic carryings-on of our current candidates for federal office, I’m still smarting from the disgusting, disgraceful conduct of our politicians with regard to the gas plant scandals, the senate horror stories, gerrymandering, the Beverley Hoda affair and assorted other breaches of ethics and trust in our political system.

election1I’m not optimistic we’ll have good government regardless of who wins the current federal election. The politicians lie; they deceive; they are not looking out for the good of the people; they’re merely feathering their own nests and pension plans. I’m hoping for political redemption on the part of our country’s leaders and keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be proven wrong. After October 19th, I’ll be so glad to wash my hands of this whole dirty election business. The only thing worse is watching an even sadder debacle in the United States. At least in Canada there’s a legal time-limit on election campaigns while the insanity south of the border is non-stop, year-round, year after year. There must be a better way. Whatever happened to “for the people”?

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Author: Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

2 thoughts on “Politics is a dirty business

  1. I think they forgot about the people….. you are so right. Between the two countries, I can’t believe the money being wasted on over campaigning. And those damn political phone calls.

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