Baggage Claim

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It’s time to admit that things are out of hand and are causing us great harm. Specifically, we have politically motivated emotional outbursts masquerading as policy statements and thoughtful commentary. These outbursts are as common as dandelions in spring and are just about as useful. We are all burdened by the weight of the dysfunctional behavior that gets dumped on us daily and the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta recently announced that this burden trumps all others and is causing spinal injuries and brain traumas, especially to our seniors and young children. Something must be done.

Well, there is good news. Air Canada has found a way forward and all we have to do is to follow its lead and apply it to our pathological politics.

The cure is simple: Charge politicians a fee for the emotional baggage they attempt to get us to carry. That’s right: We stop enabling their craziness and instead make them pay for their dysfunctional doo-doo.

The fees need to be steep in order to get their attention and cause them to reconsider the narcissism, denial, rationalization, projection, antisocial personality disorder* behavior and outright lies they intend to spew on us. And, like the Air Canada model, they must be required to pay in advance of their spewing.

  • So, go ahead – read the article. Betcher gonna like the idea.
  • * “Antisocial personality disorder is characterized by a pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others.”  – Psychology Today


Ed. note: There is much in America that needs fixing and we are on a path to continually fail to make things better. It is my goal to make a difference – perhaps to be a catalyst for things to get better. That is the reason for these posts. To accomplish the goal requires reaching many thousands of people and a robust dialogue.

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2 Responses to Baggage Claim
  1. Joni Lindgren Reply

    Here’s another suggestion when it comes to politicians……pay them minimum wages and the only raise or bonus they get is when they pass bills that are only for PEOPLE with their best interests in mind!!

  2. Laughing Bear Reply

    Hey Jax:

    What is the cause of dangerous speech? Is it a wound or disease or unconscious misbehavior? Does it matter in the search for a solution?

    The media feeds off of this and encourages it. Les Moonves, president of CBS, said: “I’ve never seen anything like this, and this going to be a very good year for us,” he said at the event. “Sorry. It’s a terrible thing to say. But, bring it on, Donald. Keep going.”

    Is this responsible stewardship of the public airwaves?