Apparently we’re a nation governed by polls nowadays. Given the extent to which our culture is media driven and the media is poll driven, I think this is a fair assertion.
We’re currently in midst of the most nauseating stage of poll addiction known as a presidential election. You’ll literally hear radio and television hosts quibble over whether ‘the polls’, the magical turds of a distant eight ball that consults people willing to speak with robotic telemarketers (and we all can relate to them), moved by one point versus two since yesterday, as if it matters one iota if the running averages of a couple dozen polls were rounded off in the same direction. Unfortunately, this is often the extent of their professional analysis.
What a joke.
Since politics has become a reality show complete with all the necessary drama, makeup, writers, agents, and actors, I guess maybe polls are just filling in as the ratings. There’s no biz like showbiz, right?
The Pew Research Center, considered by some to be the most reliable source of eight ball turds, has a running poll that goes back to the late 50’s measuring the public’s trust in government. Whereas in 1960 this number was hovering in the range of 75-80%, it now sits just shy of 20%. Only 20% of Americans say they trust their own government.
We are therefore subjected to hearing that public trust in government is at an all-time low. Well, that’s obvious isn’t it? I mean come on, Hillary Clinton is currently leading the presidential race in nearly every quantifiable measurement possible, and she could be described as nothing but the most transparent, the most pro limited-government, pro individual liberty candidate ever to run since the 1960’s where they were much more likely to be duped by a charlatan tyrant given their overwhelming trust in government.
Yes, Hillary Clinton, the progressive Democrat who will continue Barrack Obama’s policies of driving up our national debt, confiscating more of your wealth to pretend to give to others but really just blow on more government, continue the disgusting propaganda, continue convincing the world of their anti-American ideology, recklessly playing God from the reigns of the most powerful institution in the world, one that spies on you, bullies you, infringes on your rights because we all know government knows best, especially when it comes to what you eat, drive, wear, watch, think, or say, and more, especially as those things apply to your children and how they ought to be raised in our failing government schools.
Yes. That Hillary F’ing Clinton. She is likely to be our next president. I don’t say that just because of the magical polls. It’s likely because this is the country that elected Barrack Obama twice and we have no reason to believe there has been some liberty minded revival akin to the 1980’s.
I can therefore confirm that the Pew Research poll claiming America’s trust in government is at an all-time low to be complete horse manure, because no such electorate would be willing to vote for that pathetic tyrant to be the leader of the free world.
Oh sure, I have no doubt Pew conducted the poll and the results are legitimate. My contention then I suppose is that the people who responded are full of crap and clearly don’t put any critical thought into their vote or their poll responses. Hopefully it’s the latter more than the former, but I doubt it.
Public trust in government is not at an all-time low. That would be terrific, but it’s not. If it was, America wouldn’t have let the leviathan grow this big, this fast, for so long. The American people wouldn’t be so willing to surrender their liberty for more “free” stuff, for social engineering forced down our throats, for all of the empty promises (which are never fulfilled) that come from government about ending poverty, hunger, hate, bigotry and racism, all of the things that should fall incumbent on a civil society to handle themselves but would rather put their faith in the most statist form of centralized government the United States has ever seen, and subsequently tell a Pew pollster they don’t trust government.
Pardon me, but I don’t trust that poll.