Politics, Economics, and Religion

Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  

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  • Ruth Anthony-Gardner

    Bertold, that's a scary article! I sure hope that's not all that we are. This really deserves a discussion, perhaps one in Media Issues. You should consider joining that group. You have much to add. These points hit home for me.

    ...Trump understands how Americans actually think. They think TV. They think ratings. They think entertainment. We are a TV-based culture.

    We have been watching reality TV shows. That is what we love. That is what we resonate to. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

    We are TV culture. It defines who we are.

    Today, political conventions are nothing but carefully directed TV shows. Likewise “debates.” They exist only to entertain a TV audience. TV and  entertainment now dictate everything political. It is a never-ending show. The biggest reality show on air.

    And Donald Trump is great TV.

    He knows how to entertain.

    Hillary Clinton is crap TV.

    She may be smarter, better prepared, a better politician. It won’t matter. She is terrible entertainment.

  • Joan Denoo

    @Bertold, I like Ruth's suggestion to start a discussion  in Media Issues. We need to wake up to propaganda. Here would be an excellent place to start. 

  • Ruth Anthony-Gardner

    We need to wake up to propaganda.