See no evil …
Our nation is changing for the better. We’re making America great again by becoming an ignorant populace — but only on global affairs, of course.
Never mind the world’s growing interconnections among nations. We’re unaware of what goes on in the world because we choose to be uninformed. This intelligent decision allows us to focus on the more critical aspects of life. What I’m going to eat for dinner definitely affects my life more than what goes on in China’s economy.
Plus, we were destined to disregard foreign countries from the beginning of American history as a geographically and politically isolated nation. I mean, it is our mass ignorance of the world that makes us the most powerful and influential nation anyway, right?
Never miss a local story.
We lost the war on drugs. Drugs defeated us because drugs effortlessly and cheaply provide their users with the one thing all humans seek: happiness.
The countless people arrested for manufacturing, trafficking and selling these drugs over the decades were not enough to keep drugs out of the hands of users who were willing to harm greater society so that, for a few fleeting moments, they could escape a reality where they were unable to find true happiness.
Some criticize this war because of the countless dollars “wasted,” but at least law enforcement did something.
In the information age, a more powerful enemy has begun to tear at the fabric of society. This enemy is illogic. Like drugs, people allow illogic to infiltrate their minds because the unhappy will not take the time to understand complex subjects when manufacturing one’s own understanding based on assumption is easier. People tend to believe whatever makes them feel good.
Worse, there seems to be nothing we can do to fight it. People are free to hold illogical opinions and even spread their illogical opinions. All in the pursuit of happiness, society crumbles.
Three reasons we as a nation should continue to elect Hollywood stars to the Oval Office:
1. It is a well-known fact that Hollywood actors are genetically superior to us normal citizens.
2. Their knowledge on trade, foreign policy, immigration and, most importantly, gun control are light years ahead of the politicians in office today.
3. We as a society can trust Hollywood more than Washington, D.C. As we all know, D.C is riddled with accusations of sexual abuse and corruption. This contrasts with Hollywood because Hollywood is full of inherently good human beings who are physically incapable of doing any wrong.
Although many pro-Hollywood voters have a strong distaste for current actor-politician President Donald Trump, there is so much potential for these movie stars to shift gears in their careers. In other words, who wouldn’t want to see Oprah Winfrey run her OWN State of the Union address?
Refresh our laws
With so many Kansas residents depending on online platforms to make money, it is important that Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts champion policies in Congress that support online creativity and economic growth, including limitations and exceptions to copyright such as fair use and platform-safe harbors.
Over the span of just two decades, the internet has leveled the playing field and unlocked the gates to the new creative economy that were previously controlled by traditional gatekeepers such as movie studios, recording labels and publishing houses.
Policymakers should do their part to keep the gates open for anyone who wants to post and partake.
For Kansas’ sake
I have a plea for all thinking Kansans: It is time to stand up and say no to Kris Kobach.
His ongoing vendetta against non-existent and unproven voter fraud is a disgrace and an embarrassment to our great state. His federal trial that started this week might shut him down, but I am not willing to count on that to prevent his ascension to governor.
We need a comprehensive investigation into the cost to our state of his bogus lawsuits and the consequent defense of said suits and countersuits — not to mention the fees he has acquired in his travels to other states to advise them on how to write laws of suppression.
Kobach has ties to groups that have been designated hate groups, and the laws he has helped craft have been repeatedly blocked or overturned.
Where are the investigative reporters who can unearth his costly and destructive time as secretary of state? How long are we willing to stand by and allow his ridiculous and shameful behavior?