Words are powerful. Oftentimes, they are worth more than a mere flip of the page into obscurity. As an advocate for people with disabilities (i.e., mental illness), I’ve never forgotten the following Words that came out of one politician’s mouth one day:
“It has been my experience that when dealing with females, you
need to treat them as though they have a mental disorder… especially
those that are constantly seeking equality in the workplace, the military,
and in the home….” ~ Rick Santorum, Former Senator and Republican
Presidential Candidate at the Univ. of Nebraska (February 15, 2012)
Thus, reviewing novels and news is one way this blogger believes in holding the Mouthpieces accountable.
News, old and new, is also a fundamental part of our very existence, the life’s blood of knowing what’s going on not just in our own backyards, but also our neighbors’, both domestic and global. It’s also the vein to our past. Likewise and interestingly for this blogger is how news travels. Basically, ‘what goes around’ eventually comes back around.’ Perhaps, though, it never went anywhere in the first place.
For instance, news historians report that in 1966, the focus of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the SCLC’s Chicago Freedom Movement was on the improvement of social issues like education, housing and economic equality. Comparatively, during the 2012 Presidential election these issues were still a major focus, as was witnessed by the infamous “47%” remarks made by Mitt Romney. Then, in 2013, those same old issues hit a new high, causing a fierce political battle between Republicans and Democrats that some say caused the Government Shutdown.
Observationally, I’ve come to the conclusion that in politics there is no such thing as ‘old’ news….everything just gets amended. Therefore, another mission of this blog is to review various novels and news through the lens of insight, and analytic perspective.