The (Not-So) Greatest Show on Earth

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Life is a three ring circus
All of the ups and downs of a carousel
That I know so well
Life is a three ring circus
Just one little ride on a merry-go-round
Goin’ ’round and ’round and ’round and ’round and ’round
Blue Magic – “Three Ring Circus”

Last week in Cleveland, the Republican Party nominated Donald Trump and Gov. Mike Pence (IN) as their Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates.  This week, the Democratic National Convention is in Philadelphia, and on the ticket are Hilary Clinton for President and Sen. Tim Kaine (VA) as their Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates.

Last week’s Republican National Convention was reminiscent of A Night To Remember-the book by Walter Lord that dealt with the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912.  We had the party bail out from the sinking of the SS Republican Party whilst Captain Trump stayed at the helm.  This week, the Democratic Convention is more likened to a star-studded event including First Lady Michelle Obama; Meryl Streep; and Former President Bill Clinton.

You just can’t just make this shit up!

However-despite my earlier thoughts-this whole Presidential campaign is like a three-ring circus.  We have plenty of clowns to entertain us.  We have all kinds of magician’s tricks so slick they’d make Howard Thurston and Harry Houdini cry.  We have the elephants and donkeys doing all kinds of dog and pony shows for the masses.  There are even thrilling death-defying acts!  It’s even a traveling show so you don’t have to leave home!

I felt that the lyrics from the 1970s R&B group, Blue Magic would be my text for tonight.  Even though the singers were talking about life, their words can apply to the Campaign.  We’re being taken on a merry-go-round ride that seems not to stop.  We’re going nowhere in this Presidential Campaign as we have candidates that try to razzle and dazzle us with big-sounding hollow promises that could do more harm than good.  We being entertained with “A-list” speakers at conventions to wow us and tug at our heartstrings.  We see candidates that promise to be the fearless lion-tamers against the lions-domestic and international-that threaten us.

Why don’t we shut down the circus?  Why don’t we put these parties and their candidates on notice and tell them that We The People are not impressed with their showmanship.  Let’s put them to task on real issues: global economic woes that can impact the US and how to get ourselves on track; de-militarizing the police and make them accountable for their actions; cease all this prosecuting wars and instead open up free trade; the seldom-read list is endless…

Tonight, think on Blue Magic’s words.  In fact, why don’t you go on YouTube and play the song?


About dangerouschristian

My name is Victor Reynolds. I'm a Christian who desires a more mystical approach to my spiritual life. I'm also a photographer as well who loves to create. I call myself "dangerous" because anyone-especially a Christian-who dares to be beyond the "norm" and allows to let the Christ live in them is dangerous.
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