Sticks and Stones Play can be tough on the political playground. Players are hit with words and bombarded by accusations. Many are in for a rough ride. The merry-go-round spins out of control. Flung off: politicians, the public, pundits, pollsters and media, each accountable for the frenzy.
Some land precariously on teeter totters surveying their moral high ground while sucking the oxygen out of greater issues. Then words alone upset the balance and women begin to cry as if they had never heard inappropriate rhetoric before.
Some stick their fingers in their ears to prevent infection from verbal diarrhea. Having learned nothing from kindergarten: “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me,” many justify their holier-than-thou arrogance with heaping shovel-fulls of hypocrisy. Others swing down on the side of “reality”. “Trump is guilty.”
The left parade their actresses, script their parts and while they pose for the cameras, like a reality show, not much is real. So focused on bits and specks, their heads stuck in the sand, many don’t see the sandstorm has grown to stones and boulders: economy, sanctity of life and national security blown away and lifelong liberal Supreme Court judges poised to bury constitutional freedoms.
Everyone is speeding down the slide toward the precipice, as the left pulls out a stick, only to push the populace faster. Children cling to the monkey bars, hanging onto empty promises that the left will catch them. Adults maneuver over and through the complicated political scaffolding, sidestep the media’s agenda, dodge stones hurled by the left, examine the facts and climb for a clearer view. They then choose the best course of action available.
Kids will be kids. The bell is ringing. The children need to get off the playground. It’s time for the grownups.