Open the Door to the Future

Look around at what passes as success by some of our fellow Americans.

“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” has been on TV for a decade,

making it the longest running reality series in the U.S.

The only things the Kardashian women have to offer is

being whores of attention with large posteriors.

The show has led to six spin offs and has won several awards.

This show and all those housewife of wherever series,

with drunken wealthy do nothing cat fighting vulgar women

are the current useless pet rocks of the TV media.

It is all part of the make something out of nothing

that now passes for achieving the “American Dream.”

America seems to be bankrupt of new ideas for movies.

If a movie succeeds even a little bit it will be made

into a sequel, prequel, interquel, paraquel or circulquel.

Hollywood is currently working on 179 sequels.

We have had nine Stars Wars films with five more in the works.

There are seven Fast and the Furious films,

nine Batman movies, nine Harry Potter films

ten Halloween flicks and twenty four James Bond movies.

The story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has been

made into films over 125 times.

Amnesia has been featured in 126 films.

Heroes who casually strut away without

ever looking back at exploding fireballs,

have been featured in over 100 movies.

Overcoming the monster, coming of age

and road trip movies have been done to death.

Instead of new music being created we have,

singers recording other singer’s hits.

Worse yet, tribute bands pretending

down to the clothing that they are clones

of a band that became huge stars.

There is no originality and everything is derivative.

We have come to accept dull and boring

forms of entertainment in our country.

If you think we should return to books

as a means of entertainment and knowledge,

consider who some of our bestselling authors are.

FOX NEW TV host, Bill O’Reilly’s daughter

testified that she witnessed him

chocking her mother and dragging her

down the stairs of their home.

He lost custody of both children in his divorce.

Five women’s harassment charges against Bill,

have cost Fox News some $13 million to settle.

Meanwhile, his new book about virtues

and old fashion traditional family values

is number one on the NY Times Best Sellers List.

We vote for and are led by hypocritical losers.

A man who files bankruptcy half a dozen times

has been elected president to run the U.S. economy.

He also talks of wanting to be a HUGE creator of jobs in the U.S.

while he and his daughter sell clothing made in Chinese sweatshops.

A plagiarist judge who ruled that it was OK

for a school to give minimum help to an autistic boy,

and who was founder of Fascist Forever on his college campus

was just confirmed as the newest judge to the Supreme Court.

Betsy DeVos who has never set foot inside a public school

was confirmed to be head of the Department of Education.

In America, mediocrity sells.

It sells so well that to succeed here

all you have to do is milk that mediocrity,

by franchising the same idea over and over.

Creating a current food trend and franchising it

is as exciting as American cuisine gets.

Grabbing an idea and choking it to death,

is the new American Dream.

A new dream and new ideas are needed.

Where will the new ideas for this dream come from?

I believe it is from the very source

that many Americans want to shut down.

I say it’s obvious that we need more immigrants.

Over the last 15 years, immigrants have increased the rate

of start up businesses by more than 50 percent,

while the native-born business rate has declined10 percent.

Immigrants are more than twice as likely to start a business

as native-born Americans are to start one.

Immigrant-owned businesses now currently employ

1 in 10 Americans who work for private companies.

The proposed EB-6 “startup visa” bill

that passed in the Senate but stalled in the House,

would offer a path to permanent U.S. citizenship

to foreign-born entrepreneurs who raise at least $500,000

from qualified investors and create at least five full-time U.S. jobs.

This bill would create as many as 1.6 million jobs in 10 years.

It is obvious that the most entrepreneurial group

in American wasn’t born in America.

I hope along with the job growth, immigrants

can also bring us fresh ideas in other areas

like; music, food, art and films.

Let’s not make the path to U.S. citizenship harder

by constructing walls and unending paperwork.

Let’s lay down some red carpet and a welcome mat for immigrants.

It is the path that will lead us to fresh and exciting destinations.
R.I. P. Greg Allman: “I’m No Angel”

“Dreams”

“I take issue with many people’s description of people being “Illegal” Immigrants. There aren’t any illegal Human Beings as far as I’m concerned.” ~ Dennis Kucinich

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4 responses to “Open the Door to the Future

  1. james jordan

    all this reminds me of the unfortunate electron of Donald Trump. No originality here, in fact, same ole same o . Just look after #1, the rich and the powerful, screw the working class, and no, Trump, bringing back coal is utter nonsense! Oh yes, speaking of vulgarity-why not quote Trump on this one as well. I still say, those who were drooped by Trump and either sat out the election or voted for him, are eating crow! I don’t give a hoot for those who say Clinton was bad and the Dems didn’t do this or that, and perhaps true in some cases—look at what we are stuck with, and Tweet bird has three and a half more years to embarrass us all. Not to mention Mike Pence, a work in process to bury our democratic rights and values. jj

  2. Nancie Shillington

    gosh, you sound like someone who has lived in Ytown area where ethnic roots are valued! I 100% agree! I seldom watch TV (other than the news and it is getting to be nothing but repeats, huh)–but I DO love the ethnic resturants in New Castle–and so I think you’re right–let’s get some new cooks in town! They will bring fun new expression of religion and politics also–not to mention health care and…oh well!

  3. elecpencil

    James, besides having my name you are also a wise man. I think the Dems need to do more but I am being told Clinton won by 3 million votes. Thus, they feel they don’t need to change anything (except they want to get rid of the Electoral College). I’m looking on the bright side that Trump will help organize those who oppose his policies.

  4. elecpencil

    Nancie ~ Thanks for the comments! Lots of new ethnic cooks could bring some lacking cultural nourishment to the local communities.We love going to Mary’s in New Castle for Middle East food.

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