Politics is fascinating. Every year the landscape changes and power changes hands. However, when looking at politics from an objective outside perspective, itâ€™s quite apparent that the political geography is not quite the same as it was.
Democrats used to be the conservative party and Republicans were once liberal. Then the Democrats took the African American minority vote and gravitated more towards the left while the Republicans were forced to the far right catering to the religious white demographic.
As time went on, both parties Read more »
Movies and shows about killers are not an entirely new thing and they are not exclusively American. Sure, we have stuff like The Silence of the Lambs and Dexter and the Following, but other countries have given us things like the Millennium series (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Ichi the Killer. If you have tons and tons of movie channels through providers like http://www.cable-tv.com, then you’ve seen them.
However, it seems that when it comes to films about complex or intriguing or charismatic or even likeable murderers, the US seems to really lead the way in this kind of entertainment. But has romanticizing the murderer hurt us as a culture and a Nation?
Some would point to the shooting incidents of Columbine and even the more recent one in Sandy Hook, Connecticut as cause to consider this question. Many people believe that by somehow identifying or characterizing these villains we have, in some way, trivialized what they do or put it in the background.
But could the way we present killers in our media really impact people in real-life? It’s fiction, right?
While it is fiction, it’s a pretty foolish assumption to think that people will discount it just because it’s on TV. If anything, people have shown us that they will believe anything they see or hear on TV – especially if they want to.
People in artistic professions are generally (though by no means exclusively) drawn to liberalism, and Hollywood is no exception. The origin of this is too subjective to give a determined answer. A liberal might argue that someone in an artistic profession is prone to being more open minded; a conservative might quip that getting $25 million paychecks for relatively little work is the ultimate welfare scam. Once established, however, there is undoubtedly a degree of positive feedback: Read more »
Election time can be very frustrating. You turn on your television set, radio, or sign onto the internet to see or hear a campaign ad from a candidate who is running for office. It is sad however, that the candidate has chosen to waste his or her money to run his or her component’s name through the mud. People may not have the time, or choose not to take the time to do their own homework or research on the candidates who are running and take the advertisement’s Read more »
Few people have been left untouched
by the global financial crisis. All across the globe, societies and
nations are undergoing unrest, civil disorder, protest, riots, and
even outright revolution (as evidenced by the Arab Spring). European
nations are in crisis, as the world financial markets collapse. There
is even talk of the complete collapse of the Euro currency and the
European Union as a whole. In some nations people are destitute in
the streets, as social services Read more »
A surprising number of people who follow politics are none the less ignorant when it comes to politics on the local level. These voters feel that candidates for President and Congress or for state officials like the Governor are worth knowing, but that local politics is too trivial and unimportant for their close scrutiny.
That is a mistake. While it is true that candidates for Mayor, City Council and School Committee don’t deal with issues of war and peace, national security and international affairs, local political candidates are important just the same. Local politicians are in charge of matters Read more »
When asking the question “is the Republican Party the party of the rich?”, you need to be ready for a complex answer. If you are looking for a technical answer then, yes, the Republican Party does have a lot more of the upper class population than the Democratic Party tends to have. The reason for this is simple: a lot of the more affluent population tends to be fiscally conservative, meaning that they are going to side with the party of lower taxes and most Read more »