Luddite

Why are the leaders of Tupelo not worried about low skill jobs going away. Retail, fast food, hotel work, factory work, construction, etc. are being replaced by robots and machines. The future belongs to the educated creatives. A conservative community locks the creative lifestyle out.

Our children are leaving for better opportunities as those in poverty are left behind. Why the city council is not addressing these issues rather than putting lipstick on a pig? (metaphor)

National Issues

“As we come to the end of a particularly noisy and contentious election cycle, a thought echoes over and over in my mind – we need more entrepreneurs in Congress. As I continue to believe that innovation and entrepreneurship are the key drivers to our economic future, it’s frustrating to hear such little cogent discussion around it.”

Uber’s self-driving truck company just completed its first shipment: 50,000 cans of Budweiser”
Looks lie 3 million truck drivers need to be planning for a different vocation.

Does the party system work?

“A GOP office in Hillsborough, North Carolina, was firebombed overnight, with a swastika and the words “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” spray painted on an adjacent building, according to local officials.”

Trump suporters may lack virtue but it seems Hillary supporters are violent. Is this the kind of leadership the nation wants? As for me I will not vote for either but I will vote.

Confident Pluralism

Can we live with disagreement and diversity enough to tolerate aggressive behavior and restrain aggressive behavior that harms?

“Germany is now offering to pay countries to take back their migrants”

Elections

We have about a month to go and no serious leaders in sight. The job is thankless and no person in his right mind would want to address all the problems. We have two low level parties that act like street gangs appealing to the majority ignorance of the tv watching superficial reality shows which adds nothing to a well lived life.

If this country is to survive we need a much better way of finding leadership. I guess it needs to be destroyed so a new nation can rise like a phoenix above the ashes. In the process of rebuilding those with the true grit will prevail.

Dansette