Loading... Hunger Games / Squid Game / Game of Thrones. Political Science is an Ideology Not Science. How long can I make this title?

In the coverage of the political atmosphere there is a tendency to pick a side or challenge a potential rivals point of view. This perceptual architectural design is called a programmed clock in broadcasting. Something taught in the regional occupational programs of Southern California's broadcasting classes (KCDZ Radio). One of two professional technical certificates completed by myself. My other certification is in graphic design (Universidad Oeste UNE Puerto Rico).

but... enough about that. There was a motivation behind this piece. Okay... This is my personal observations and concerns. So I am going to use the word "I" a lot.


I wonder how the media and politicians perceive their audiences or constituents. In many times, when one faction is fighting against another, the challenges to meet an agreement is because of "political reasons."

sometimes meaning ... two people may not like each other or even an individual's ego may hold up legislation. AOC made notice about these type of situational problems in the closed door negotiation rooms on her instagram account. This is what "we the people" are normally entertained by when experiencing media coverage of 'politics.' The back and forth name calling or narrative focus on conflict or controversy. So much fun stuff to watch. Very dangerous for social awareness and collective action. 

Then there are the "political reasons" that are not about ego or personal grudges. 

This is the focus I wanted to talk about. 

See, in the major network media coverage, one collective of a political faction must work in unison with the other to elect gains in 'social progress'. This narrative demonstrates that the only work around is for one to overcome the other; to demonstrate it's dominance as the reigning authoritarian power. Making clear cut declarations, "if this fails it is because of..." as if that is a normal practice of a Republic. Social hierarchal industrial control linked to a centralized body of power is not exactly an ideal blueprint of the free. Not to say that social needs of equity and equality are unimportant but the matter in which it is implemented is or they can sing kumbaya and hold hands (I GUESS). 


If in one region of the spectrum, an elected official is chosen to represent the interest of an area, ( and this is an elected official we are talking about ) then when their concerns are about economics such as trade, taxes or development - this is a dialogue of "political reasons." Not the entertaining stuff that brings the audience and keeps the public distracted. Sometimes it can be the difference between a few dollars raised to help local economies (or) these 'political reasons' can create changes that will shutter entire towns or cities. The elected official, the voice of the constituents, maybe... just maybe, they have to vote against legislation that will harm their people.  

but what does it mean,

but what does it mean, if the elected official that was chosen to represent their region, has no authority to overcome decisions being made that will alter the home of the people who voted for them? 

but what does it mean, if the elected official is put into office using rhetoric that drove people to vote for them but used their position against the interest of the people in the region they represent? 

but what does it mean... seriously. There is constant coverage of political happenings. I think you can make everything political. Depending on the perceived value of the context of the situation. Though, people are not limited to the hosting of singular perceptual understandings - there are a few things that can be said.    

The entertainment of politics is not entertaining at all. This is a dance of life and death. The matters of over stepping government authority is a matter of proper representation. The situational awareness of electing leadership is about collective bargaining rights. If our representatives lose those bargaining rights then the constituents are disenfranchised.

I watch the media coverage and hear them generalize an entire faction of the political spectrum, under the guise of cultural context, as if there are no social economic ramifications that matter at a local level.  Sometimes a direct misrepresentation of the entire populous and other times, demonizing an entire region of our own citizens. I can only surmise that this is a psychological marketing tactic used to maneuver undecided voters, who are not making decisions on policies or plans being presented by their region's electorates. 

Which really doesn't make any sense. Though, when all of the media coverage is focused on national confrontations and controversies, how can individuals stay focused on solutions to problems that can be managed at local levels? I probably see conspiracies all abound. Decades of living in an era of mass public activism, watching the political theatrics and witnessing the social woes. 

I dunno...  

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