The George Nethercutt future projections

I actually did read Nethercutt’s editorial found in the latest “Inlander.”  But, before I ever finished reading his latest whine, I was also rolling my eyes and trying to keep from busting a gut laughing.  So, a summary of the man’s projections very political, instead of predictions:

Exactly how is society speeding up from computers and internet technology?  Until Amazon is able to get approval for drone delivery service of five pound packages or less, it will still take gas or electric powered rigs from the U.S. Postal Service, Fed Ex, etc. to deliver your actual merchandize to your address.  Your stuff isn’t going to get here any faster unless it is a downloadable e-game, e-book, or a knitting and crochet pattern.

The anxiety issue that Nethercutt seems to want to exploit, more likely comes from the fact that jobs and wages are a greater anxiety factor than wars manufactured on excuses.  Crime is a greater anxiety factor than the career politicians people seem to keep wanting to re-elect every two, four, and six years.  He didn’t mention those little factoids.

Sure demographic issues do involve the fact that less that 47% of the population, just in this country today are our youth.  Incidentally, the same demographic of “moochers and takers” that Romney defamed the characters of, back in 2012.  But Nethercutt’s argument is, two parent households.  Not just an “aging population.”   Oh, and if the young can’t get work to begin with, then onto whom do the financial burdens truly lie?

We can agree on local control in the face of globalization.  However, Nethercutt is a Johnny come lately into the idea of local control when most of the merchandize he buys, or stuff he gets off the grocery store shelf, won’t have come from within the U.S.  And yeah, isn’t he only one of the Republicans who helped spear head globalization?

Is happiness the reason why retail stores did not do so well on Black Friday?  Probably not.  Was cybershopping cheaper, which is why the internet-based companies did far better than the store fronts at the mall?  I am certain that materialism hasn’t changed in the least.  It has simply shifted direction about where people want to spend their money.  Something Mr. Nethercutt wouldn’t care to admit to.

I highly doubt that “Obamacare” is the sole reason why people don’t find much authenticity in our politicians any longer.  But leave it to Nethercutt to just have to throw that in.  If a politician is phony today, he demonstrates that well enough on his or her own.  Scapegoats not needed.

When it comes to a memory of a politician’s “indiscretions,” I have better faith in my fellow voters that they will indeed recall that specific malfeasance by election day.  They generally do, and a good part of the time, vote the offender out of office.  Seems that Mr. Nethercutt doesn’t care to share that faith.

The present is the future with where we stand networked here in the 21st century.  You can’t go back to that golden era of an earlier and simpler time when “networking” then was by teletype, the telephone, radio, television, and yes, letter writing.

When it comes to the us and them argument, partisan politics is generally the rationale for its existence.  Right behind that is extremes in religion.  There isn’t any more of a “growing trend” in this type of thinking, that hasn’t been there already.

As for personalization, isn’t it nice that families can customize photo albums, and etc.  But I don’t think that I’d call that “personalization.”  Yes, we have the technology now that makes holiday cards, photo albums, custom made for those who can spare the money for that kind of expense.  But my view of personalization is, that it is unique to you and no one else.

Nethercutt’s arguments, some three weeks before the New Year, is a complaint about our current era and our currently existing technology.  It has nothing to do with what might happen even twenty years from now.


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