Are you suffering from Obama-induced ADD?

As I did my 4-mile run this morning, it occurred to me that a great majority of Americans appear to be suffering from collective attention deficit disorder (ADD). You hear about the low to no information voter, but when you look at our society, you begin to understand perhaps there is something purposeful at play.

There can be no other conclusion than we are being intentionally distracted. Look at the rise of all these reality TV shows – I mean, how many “Real Housewives” can there be?

When we are continually conditioned to have a collective mentality, unable to stay focused on anything for long, it slowly becomes the way in which we see the entire world. And with that comes the ability of propagandists to use poll-tested messaging and sound bite gimmicks to drive how we perceive governance.

We are living within a perfect union between the three caballeros of politics, media, and entertainment that has created a cultural phenomena resembling the panem et circenses of Roman Emperor Comidus. Instead of the gladiators of the arena, today we have “American Idol,” TMZ, and “Dancing with the Stars.”

And when you create an electorate — if not an entire populace — incapable of staying focused on anything for a long period, the people are ripe for scandalous manipulation.

Here we are this week talking about Bergdahl and the Taliban release. Last week we were talking about the VA scandal. Does anyone remember the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls or even what is a Boko Haram?

We are now driven politically by what is trending on twitter. And this is exactly what the Obama administration uses to its advantage. Yesterday on “The Five,” co-host Greg Gutfeld made an astute analysis — we are so inundated with scandals that we don’t know what to do first: DoJ, DoD, IRS, NSA, EPA. Not to mention a failing economy and a serious issue with our national energy security, which has been taken hostage by the radical environmentalists.

Last month we were talking about Benghazi and a select committee — bet folks still haven’t a clue about that. Does anyone remember Lois Lerner? Or how about U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry? Nah, doubt it.

But if someone asks, who won “American Idol?” That will immediately resonate. Or how about who is Donald Sterling? Or how about this one: who punched Jay-Z in an elevator? Yep, panem et circenses ala Emperor Obama-style.

Just in case you missed it, here’s video proof of how clueless folks are – at least among a small sampling of college students.

We are being herded into a collective attention deficit disorder, which turns us from mature thinkers into immediately gratified sound bite drones. How do the liberal spin doctors treat this condition? With misdiagnosis. They basically tell you to pay no attention it’s just Fox-itis, take two MSNBC and a Daily Kos and call us in the morning.

It reminds me of my time as an Artillery Battery Commander we were deployed to the National Training Center for a training deployment. I went to my medic feeling ill =and he said I was having a bad cold. It turns out I had the early symptoms of chicken pox — yep, at age 29. I ended up completing the training mission commanding my unit, but passed out in the redeployment area and was hospitalized in quarantine for 10 days. But I digress…You see, ADD!

And so it happens when we do not acknowledge the symptoms of Obama-induced ADD — the ramifications are severe, not just for us individually but for our nation. The alphabet soup of scandals that has permeated the Obama administration is just too prevalent to dismiss. But the treatment is simple: truth and awareness.

So my fellow Americans, try to focus and not be manipulated. Remember the beautiful sounds of the mythical sirens always led to the demise of the sailors — follow it to you own peril. Truth is difficult to handle but it is refreshing to hear and satisfying to speak. Distractions exist only to keep you from realizing the “real world” as Morpheus spoke of in “The Matrix.” You have a choice: stay in the world of lies that has been spun around you, or take that infamous blue pill and see the true reality.

It is a scandalous reality happening before our very eyes, but I’m quite certain there is more to come. Just watch the next trend on Twitter.


  1. I believe a lot of us haven’t forgotten. Below I copied over something posted by “Michael”. He took it from somebody else that posted it and added to it. It’s long but it sure is a dirty laundry list. People said it didn’t matter,,,we know who those people are and they are not us.

    “People Said It Didn’t Matter”
    I can’t figure out why anybody would think Obama would have done
    anything different than he did. All most people end up saying is ” it
    doesn’t really matter ”

    Taking a look back, many “Whens” pop up. They might
    help us to better understand where we are going as a country.

    WHEN – he ( Obama ) Traded 5 known Terrorists from Gitmo for 1
    presumed U.S.Armed forces deserter and in doing so violated the law by not
    going through Congress. people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN- he (Obama ) has purged from the Military over 200 high
    ranking officers for some less than substantiated type ” offenses”, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN- his( Obama’s) State Dept and admin has been proven that
    they used the ” it was because of an anti-Muslim video ” as a cover
    up reason regarding the Benghazi attack that killed an Ambassador and 3 others, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN- his (Obama’s) administration , transition team and others
    had ALL been told years back about problems relating to the Veterans admin
    healthcare system and waiting times and had done nothing about it , People said it didn’t matter. After it was found to have caused the deaths of
    Veterans waiting for care , it mattered to a few. TOO FEW

    WHEN- he ( Obama ) made the White House ( The people’s house )
    visitor logs to be closed and sealed until 12 years after he leaves office, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama)
    before the first election stated
    “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the
    national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian
    national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as
    well-funded.” people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN- he ( Obama ) said he really didn’t know his uncle (the
    drunk driver that was to have been deported for the last 20 plus years) that
    much and had never lived with him ever, but later admitted he did live with him
    at one point and did know him, people said it didn’t matter.

    When -he ( Obama ) having a grudge against the British
    Commonwealth (at the time controlling Kenya ) had somehow wronged his father ,
    shortly after taking office had the bust of Winston Churchill ( a gift to this
    Nation years back , NOT HIM ) boxed up at the White House and sent back to
    England , people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN- his ( Obama’s) Vice President Joe Biden announced that
    Seal Team 6 had killed Osama Bin Laden , and within 6 months 30 members of Team 6 had been killed, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he ( Obama ) during the sequestration could only manage
    to find things like White House tours, National Parks , D.C. Veterans memorials
    ( when it was known WW2 Vets were making a trip to the memorial ) and other
    public type venues to close to hurt the public, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN- he ( Obama ) turned down Donald Trumps offer to pay the $
    75,000 per week cost to keep the White House tours operational,

    People said it didn’t matter

    WHEN- he (Obama ) didn’t respond to an offer of $ 50 million to
    be given to a charity of his ( Obama’s) choosing to open up his college records
    , not even the ” grades ” portion , people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN- he (Obama) knowing none of the facts , said that the
    police acted stupidly regarding the Black Harvard Professor arrest ( which lead
    to the ” BEER SUMMIT ” ) people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN- he (Obama ) knowing very little about a new shooting said
    ” if I had a son he’d look like Trayvon ” , people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN- his ( Obama’s ) DOJ was found to have sent down people to
    stir up and incite problems and HELP with organizing marches in Sanford Florida
    involving the Zimmerman/Martin case , people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN- his ( Obama’s ) US Attorney General ( Holder ) didn’t
    prosecute the 4 black panthers that stood out in front of voting stations with
    clubs during the ’08 election ( they were charged , Obama/ Holder took office ,
    case dismissed ) , people said it didn’t matter. On a side note , one of the 4 ” KING
    SHABAZZ” the leader of the Philadelphia chapter of the Panthers was caught
    leaving a NY City ( safe gun free zone ) Panthers meeting wearing body armor
    and carrying a concealed unregistered firearm. You might know him , he has
    ” KILL WHITEY ” tattooed on his face. I kid you not.

    WHEN- his ( Obama’s ) DOJ has only seen fit to prosecute ONE
    case pertaining to the ” KNOCK OUT GAME ” , that of a WHITE person
    having done it , people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama)
    prior to being elected at a speech in San Francisco he stated that he would
    regulate the coal industry into bankruptcy , and electrical rates would be
    skyrocket, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) refused to disclose who donated money to his
    election campaign, as other candidates had done, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) received endorsements from people like Louis
    Farrakhan, Muramar Kaddafi and Hugo Chavez, Osama Bin Laden , people said it
    didn’t matter.

    WHEN – it was pointed out that he (Obama) was a total newcomer
    and had no experience at anything except community organizing, people said it
    didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) chose friends and acquaintances such as Bill
    Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who were revolutionary radicals, people said it
    didn’t matter.

    WHEN – his (Obama’s) voting record in the Illinois Senate and in
    the U..S. Senate came into question, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) refused to wear a flag lapel pin and did so
    only after a public outcry, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – people started treating him (Obama) as a Messiah and
    children in schools were taught to sing his praises, people said it didn’t

    WHEN – he (Obama) stood with his hands over his groin area for
    the playing of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, people said it
    didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) surrounded himself in the White House with
    advisors who were pro-gun control, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage and
    wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition, people said it
    didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) said he favors sex education in kindergarten,
    including homosexual indoctrination, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – his (Obama’s) personal background was either scrubbed or
    hidden and nothing could be found about him, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – the place of his (Obama’s) birth was called into
    question,( By Hillary Clinton , the original ” BIRTHER “in the 2008
    campaign ) and he refused to produce a birth certificate, people said it didn’t

    WHEN – he (Obama) had an association in Chicago with Tony Rezco-
    a man of questionable character and who is now in prison and had helped Obama
    to a sweet deal on the purchase of his home – people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – it became known that George Soros, a multi-billionaire
    Marxist, spent a ton of money to get him (Obama) elected, people said it didn’t

    WHEN – he (Obama) started appointing White House Czars that were
    radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowed Marxist /Communists, people said it
    didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) stood before the Nation and told us that his
    intentions were to “fundamentally transform ” this Nation into
    something else, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – it became known that he (Obama) had trained ACORN workers
    in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) appointed cabinet members and several advisers
    who were tax cheats and socialists, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) appointed a Science Czar, John Holdren, who
    believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizations and seizing babies from teen
    mothers, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) appointed Cass Sunstein as Regulatory Czar who
    believes in “Explicit Consent,” harvesting human organs without
    family consent and allowing animals to be represented in court, while banning
    all hunting, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) appointed Kevin Jennings, a homosexual and
    organizer of a group called Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Education Network as Safe
    School Czar and it became known that he had a history of bad advice to
    teenagers, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) appointed Mark Lloyd as Diversity Czar who
    believes in curtailing free speech, taking from one and giving to another to
    spread the wealth, who supported Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – Valerie Jarrett, an avowed Socialist, was selected as
    Obama’s Senior White House Advisor, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, said Mao
    Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher and the person she turned to most for
    inspiration, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) appointed Carol Browner, a well-known
    socialist as Global Warming Czar working on Cap and Trade as the nation’s
    largest tax, ( part of regulating the coal industry into bankruptcy ) people
    said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and avowed
    Communist as Green Energy Czar, who since had to resign when this was made
    known, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – Tom Daschle, Obama’s pick for Health and Human Services
    Secretary could not be confirmed because he was a tax cheat, people said it
    didn’t matter.

    WHEN – as President of the United States, he (Obama) bowed to
    the King of Saudi Arabia, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) traveled around the world criticizing America
    ( The apologize for America tour ) and never once talking of her greatness,
    people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – his (Obama’s) actions concerning the Middle East seemed
    to support the Palestinians over Israel, our longtime ally, people said it
    didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) took American tax dollars to resettle
    thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to the United States, people said it didn’t

    WHEN – he (Obama) upset the Europeans by removing plans for
    missile defense system against the Russians, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) played politics in Afghanistan by not sending
    troops early-on when the Field Commanders said they were necessary to win,
    people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) started spending us into a debt that was so
    big we could not pay it off,( 7 trillion $ added to the deficit ) people said
    it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) took a huge spending bill under the guise of
    stimulus and used it to pay off organizations, unions, and individuals that got
    him elected, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he ( Obama ) invested $ 500 million + in tax payer money
    into Solyndra ( Solar ) and it went bankrupt in 1 year , and another $500
    million + into Fisker Automotive ( $70,000 electric cars. BIG SELLERS!!! ) that
    went bankrupt as well. Plus about 2-3 $ BILLION more into ” Green
    companies ” that went bye bye. people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) took over insurance companies, car companies,(fired the head of G.M. a private company ) banks, etc., people said it didn’t

    WHEN – he (Obama) took away student loans from the banks and put
    it through the government, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) designed plans to take over the health care
    system and put it under government control, people said it didn’t matter.

    When- he ( Obama) Used a company( Canadian ) CGI to design the
    OBAMACARE ( PPACA ) website and tech system for they say $319 million through
    Oct 2013 ( I’d bet more ) That had ties to a really good college friend of
    Michelle’s and when it worked , shall we say less than desired ?? the contract
    was moved to the California company , ACCENTURE with an ” initial ”
    payment of $45 million. The companies largest ever political donation PRIOR to
    ” winning ” the contract just happened to be to the Obama campaign in
    excess of $ 200,000

    With all that ….. people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) claimed he was a Christian during the election
    and tapes were later made public that showed Obama speaking to a Muslim group
    and ‘stating’ that he was raised a Muslim, was educated as a Muslim, and is
    still a Muslim, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) set into motion a plan to take over the
    control of all energy in the United States through Cap and Trade,( to bankrupt
    the coal industry through regulation. ) people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he ( Obama) by himself without the approval of Congress
    moved out ( past the Mid-term elections date ) legally Mandated times certain
    aspects of the PPACA ( OBAMACARE ) were to be implemented, people said it
    didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) released 36,000+ illegal criminals onto the public streets of America to rob ,
    plunder , maim , mutilate and kill Americans , people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN – he (Obama) finally completes his transformation of
    America into a Socialist State, people will wake up— but it might be too
    late. Add these up one by one and you get a score that points to the fact that
    Barrack Hussein Obama is determined to turn America into a Marxist-Socialist
    society. All of the items in the preceding paragraphs have been put into place.
    All can be documented very easily. Before you disavow this do an Internet
    search. The last paragraph alone is not yet cast in stone. You and I will write
    that paragraph.

    We need
    to seek the truth and take action for it will keep us FREE. Our biggest enemy
    is not China, Russia, North Korea or Iran. Our biggest enemy is our complacent
    selves. The government will not help, so we need to do it ourselves.

    WHEN/IF he ( Obama) will be leaving office ?
    Some people say it doesn’t really matter.

    • Wow, thank you. Im going to copy paste to everyone I know. I knew most all of those and Im sure this list is not finished by far until Obama leaves or is forced to leave office.

      • Your welcome. I told Michael I was going to copy and post it out on a site for others. Don’t know who the original author of this was but I think we need to keep it rolling. 🙂

  2. Allen West is so “right on” on this. The other TV shows that I see so much of are the ones that teach us to kill each other and how to get away with it by showing how past ones have gotten caught. ID is the network that seems to have so many of these shows but they are all over the other networks as well. Our willingness to be distracted from the world around us will be our demise if we don’t start paying attention and taking action. Obama is an evil man and bullying seems to be his favorite mode of manipulation.

  3. Please catch up. Many of us have been shouting “Squirrel!” since the movie “Up!” came out. We need action, not words. We need the Congress to impeach. If that fails, we need an armed uprising. The stage is set. All that’s missing is for the leader to step forward. Who wants to be the next George Washington? He was reluctant to be the new nation’s general and he was reluctant to be the first President. He was called to duty.

  4. “Real Housewives, American Idol, TMZ, Dancing with the Stars, The Five, MSNBC”, that’s a lot of TV you’re watching in your retirement.

    MAKE THE $$$ TO SUPPORT THIS PROPAGANDA …………… ………….Battlefield Hollywood Part 1 ………… Battlefield Hollywood Part 2 ….

    • You do not need all caps to get your message across, never mind the fact that there are posting rules against all Caps

    • Ugh. All caps = shouting. Stop it. And then get a reality check. Why are you talking about subliminal messages when this country is being destroyed by an evil dictator? T.V., radio, movies, and youtube videos are not the enemy.

      What a silly post….

      • If you want to test whether you’re being conditioned or not, try going a month without TV. It will literally open your eyes, first, to how hard it is to do. Second, to how little you miss once you get used to it. Third, to how much time you free up. Fourth, to how awful most of what’s on really is. I now go over to people’s house and are literally sickened by the murder shows they have on just playing in the background. These are nice, conservative family people and they have no clue. They don’t even notice any more. I, on the other hand, can hardly eat out at restaurants these days due to all the tvs on – when did that start by the way? You don’t have a lot of free time to think, or be an activist for good government if you’re home watching TV all the time.

      • I stopped watching regular t.v. about 8 years ago. I’ve never liked the practice of leaving the t.v. on in the background, no matter what’s on, but like you, I’ve been to other people’s houses and been shocked by the crap that is playing on the t.v., and how the family is just going about their business as usual, carrying on a conversation with me, etc. I don’t get that. I once interviewed someone when I was looking for daycare for my kids, and the woman had a huge-screen t.v. in her little apartment, and some horribly violent, expletive-filled movie was on, with little kids running around. I had to ask her to turn it off. Unbelievable. Needless to say, there was no way I was leaving my kids with her, but I asked a couple of questions anyway and then left. Talk about poor judgement. I don’t miss t.v. at all. I watch what I want on Netflix or Youtube, or on disc, There’s just too much garbage that tries to pass for entertainment. I’m with you about the restaurant t.v.s. When did the customers ask for that? It’s weird. I don’t mind if I’m in a sports bar or something, but every middle-priced restaurant seems to be adding t.v.s now, and I find it so disruptive to a nice dinner out. Music I don’t mind so much, though it depends what’s playing. What I really want is cloth napkins, silent waiters who take your empty plates away and refill your coffee without being noticed, and strolling musicians, lol.

  6. While we are being distracted with a prisoner exchange for one traitor, eyes are being taken off of the fact that we have non-military American citizens being held captive in Iran. Pastor Saeed Abedini and two other Americans have been left behind and ignored by this administration. What is being done to bring them home? Talk about ADD.

    • Yes, PLUS an American soldier in prison in Mexico for taking a wrong turn. He is not safe, and he did nothing wrong. Obama cares nothing about any of these people. He is a Marxist, and Marxism is evil. I think those who refuse to recognize the evil of his actions and his apparent hared of America are just like the crowds who cheered at Hitler’s rallies. They choose to believe lies, and later they will pretend they had nothing to do with carrying out the evil plans of the liars.

      • Wait, the administration is waiting for the Mexico system to work its way through, before they do anything.

      • Obama is a traitor to this country, and to individual Americans. 60,000 unaccompanied children have come over the border from Mexico so far this year, and he tells us we have to take care of them, but he won’t intervene for one honorable American soldier who is rotting in a Mexican jail for making a wrong turn and going slightly into Mexican territory when he got lost at night. Obama cares nothing about the law, nothing about Americans, nothing about what is good and right in this world. I used to think he was just an incompetent buffoon. I’m now convinced he is evil. Only an evil Marxist would destroy his own military, create a civilian military force to use against his own countrymen, let an ambassador get murdered, and free top-level terrorists in exchange for a traitor who deserted his post to join the enemy. Have you heard the crap that Bowe’s father has been spewing, about releasing everyone from Guantanamo? Obama is no American. I’m not talking about his birthplace. I’m talking about the values and principles that define us as Americans, regardless of where we come from. He hates us. I’m convinced of that. Obama thought we were all stupid enough to cheer when he broke the law (again), negotiated with terrorists, released 5 of the most dangerous terrorists (what about the guys that risked or gave their lives to catch those five?!), and brought a dishonorable traitor home to his terrorist-loving family. The jerk was actually expecting this to be a god PR stunt! I’m guessing it was designed to win him and his party points for the midterm elections, and distract us all from the other scandals like the VA and Genghazi.

      • I agree with everything you said. My biggest question is why no one has called for “The American People” to boycott Mexico? To my knowledge, even FOX hasn’t. It’s frustrating how many illegals they are letting in. We don’t even have jobs for Americans and they keep letting in more and more. I’m amazed the people living by the borders and the Governors knowing they are dropping off Bus loads, are not in an up roar or taking matters into their own hands. If the Governors don’t stand up against this, it will continue. It was a PR Stunt and I don’t think it matters what he does to distract “The People”, it will not work. Like one poster said, there are so damn many Scandals going on it’s hard to keep up with them, but we will. When you have Americans killed, an individual that deserted their Unit and “Our Veterans” not getting the care and are dying from it, it’s a new ball game with the “Military Community”. I’m wondering if it has opened the “Men and Women” eyes that are serving now and support this administration.

  7. I agree totally, but much of it may just be profit -driven drama-distractions, more than directly 0bama?…. either way the effect is the same…. what can we do to positively change society? How can we help others stay focused? Other than turn off the TV, how can WE stay focused?
    I mean, here’s the funny thing….. You quoted MATRIX for a “reality” quote? HAHAHA!!! God help us!

  8. The people in general in this country have had it too easy. They are asleep and apathetic. If it isn’t in their face they either don’t care or couldn’t be bothered.

    There is in management an adage, 20% of the people do 80% of the work. 80% of the people do 20% of the work.

    Leaders are not hard to come by Excellent Leaders are few and far between. Until enough people get stepped on they will stay dispassionate. Motivating people only happens when you are in their face like a Drill Sargent.

  9. Part of the problem is that the education system has been dominated by the left which promotes liberal ideas. We no longer produce citizens, now the schools turn out liberal mushy thinking lemmings.

    • I felt this even when I was in college, 25 years ago, in a liberal arts college founded by Christian immigrants, with church on campus and mid-week chapel services – even there and then, my professors pushed anti-American, socialist principles on us as if they couldn’t help it, as if they were enlightened. Evil never takes a vacation, I guess.

  10. It is a scandalous reality we live in, and I think Obama ADD is a very valid point. The Left’s infiltration and domination of the media and entertainment industries and the education industry has been a progressive scandal for well nigh a century. Only in the last six years or so has the main stream media closed ranks like a Macedonian phalanx in a way never seen before to enable and protect “their” president. This active a level of editing and manipulating news coverage, if not actively distorting and propagandizing it, has not been seen in our republic this side of Orwell. The effects of short-attention-span inducing programming and tech devices are only adding to the inability of the general populace to focus on any issue for any meaningful length of time. The ability to think for oneself, to ratiocinate, for independent thinking are being leached away at a frightening rate. A populace that cannot see can not think, and not thinking are more susceptible to being led, brainwashed by the electronic noise into mistakenly believing they actually had these thoughts on their own, that they are more than sheep being shepherded into intellectual servitude, a servitude that without the watchword of liberty can too easily be turned into real servitude, to the State.

    • The communist domination of our universities and news media is a cancer on our country. It could be terminal…we don’t know yet.

  11. LTC West, I understand what you are saying and it’s not that I disagree with your article, I just have a problem with you using ADD as an example. Many children and adults have ADD and it is not a joking matter. I think you could have used another example, instead of throwing them all the same group as the symptoms of Obama.

      • I had ADHD as a child and have ADD as an adult. I don’t take offense at what LTC West is stating. He is stating the TRUTH. He isn’t making fun of children/adults with ADD/ADHD. However, he is stating that Americans have been conditioned to be easily distracted with THE NEW SHINY and forgetting easily. Remember when Tommy Vietor state “Dude, that was like 2yrs ago.” regarding Benghazi. I am sure the parents and loved ones of the 4 dead Americans aren’t forgetting. Now, there is this Bergdahl prisoner exchange to deflect from the VA scandal. I am sure the loved ones of the 8 soldiers that died looking for his sorry butt aren’t forgetting. WE CAN’T FORGET! We have to WORK hard to hold people accountable and keep bringing it up. The political machine would like for Americans to just FORGET because as LTC West stated, makes us more easily manipulated.

      • I don’t have a problem with LTC West article and what he said; I just think he could have used a better comparison than ADD. I have nieces and nephews with it and it is a serious matter. It’s not to be taken lightly and I think the comparison with what is going on in “Our Country” and the ones with ADD was a bad choice. That’s my opinion and I will keep reading LTC Allen West articles until he gives me a reason not to.

      • You’re Welcome. I think it was an excellent article and I know LTC West did not mean it in a bad way. I just have a problem when people use others handicaps to make a point. Maybe I’m being too sensitive, (as someone said), but I am who I am.

      • ADD/ADHD is NOT a handicap. When you state/claim it is a handicap you create a ‘victim’ instead of empowering a person with ADD/ADHD to learn techniques and different ways of focusing attention. I feel all the labels used in today’s society just exacerbate ‘Woe is me attitudes. I can’t do blah, blah, blah, because I have Syndrome XYZ or I can’t take care of myself because it is TOO HARD and TOO MUCH EFFORT.” THAT is the true problem of our Nation, people being TOO LAZY to WORK HARD to CREATE opportunities to succeed in daily life, against a disorder/disease, socio-economic status, etc. Just look at our forefathers, people who came across to colonize the US, soldiers who have been disfigured in war, the young lady that was maimed while surfing! I could go on with so many examples in history and modern day to show how Americans have persevered through adversities. I can also demonstrate numerous times throughout history and modern day that shows how truly lazy and unwilling people are to overcome their situations. So don’t LABEL me HANDICAPPED! I work HARD at overcoming my ADD to focus my attention, using it constructively and I WILL NOT let myself be a VICTIM!

      • Tell that to the Medical Profession, Eilee. It’s a form of handicap and each person makes it whatever it is. Some learn how to master it and I have known some that could not. I’m not downing you in any way. I hand it to you for being strong and mastering it. As small children, they have not reached your techniques and different ways of focusing attention. We do not enable them, but support them with time, patience and love. Nor do we call it a handicap around them and we have requested the Doctors to do the same.

      • Being a medical professional and an educator I know full well what ADD/ADHD is and how it impacts children. I am glad that you do not call it a handicap around the children. Children are stronger than you think and yes they can master it as I have. However, getting back to the point of the article, LTC West’s use that Americans suffer from a from of ADD/ADHD is in no way demeaning to people who have been diagnosed with the condition. Just as I have learned to master the symptoms of ADD/ADHD through loving support, time, patience and love (via my mother), Americans can be enlightened by intelligent discourse and illumination of the truth about the perils that are staring us boldly in the face without being distracted by the next new shiny thing. This will take time and patience because most Americans do not wish to be engaged in the politic just like children don’t like to be engaged in learning when they could be outside doing something else.

      • I commend you being in the medical field and being an educator, which are two of the hardest fields in today’s world. Children are strong and smarter than some adults think they are. I am not mad at LTC West for using ADD/ADHD as an example. It is a very good article, I just think he good have found a better comparison. Point out how children are raised today, our education system and how children are too lazy to think and do anything for themselves, the give me; give me, society of today. My five year old nephew, who has Autism and ADD/ADHD, is very intelligent and has a very hard time staying focus. Yes, people can be cruel and children are the worst. I believe as long as they keep pushing electronics in school, the children will never learn to write, research and think. Everything is shiny to them and they have no interest in doing anything the way we did; the easiest way is the best way. It’s an ongoing nightmare for parents today. Maybe I am too sensitive about it, but that is the way I feel and I really didn’t expect many on here to agree with me. Nor did I want to divert the conversation.

      • I actually agree with Reba. When I first saw it I was thinking the same thing as ADD and ADHD are two very stressful disorders anyone can have. I wasn’t going to say anything and just let it go, but I do understand where Reba is coming from on this one.

  12. For those of you who don’t think you’re being conditioned, take a dare – go a month without TV at all. You’ll never look back once you get used to it.

    • I tried it and it’s been 8 years since I watched TV. Best thing I ever did was to disconnect from the incessant brainwashing that flowed from it. Today I’m more informed, more involved, and much happier for it.

  13. By the way, where’s the people responsible for Benghazi. I thought once upon a time I heard the President say they would “track down and bring to justice those responsible”. I haven’t heard anything – its kind of like OJ looking Nicole’s killer.

  14. We are suffering from don’t even trust your mother . So many in so many different places , I have whip lash watching my back .

    • Good point! Who do we trust? I vote for “in God we trust” and that we take it seriously. It would help for each get his strength from the same moral source, however we choose.

  15. I believe LTC West is right, but has it backwards. Here’s why. In 1981 USA Today announced their paper and how articles would be approached, basically written sound bites. Short articles that covered big stories. For those who remember, everyone, all the News Stations, the other papers and magazines, writers, just everyone, said it would not work. People wanted in depth news. Well here it is 33 years later, USA Today is still here, and everyone of the naysayers mentioned above have conformed to Al Neuharth’s vision. Because Neuharth could see the writing on the wall. Fast forward to 1994, personal computers had already been around for over 20 years, but the launch of the Web GUI strongly re-enforced Neuharth’s vision, because news was slowly but surely becoming available at a rapid pace. It did not take long for all the big news organizations and other information publications to jump right in. Desktop computers, mostly 386 but a lot of 486DX2’s were coming on the market and getting cheaper (Cheaper in 1994 was still over $3000). But the only way to keep the individual interest was feed the news in short bursts. Because people were not going to stay on your page to read a 4 page article when something “cooler” was a click away. Before you knew it everything was in short bursts, even the long articles (Even today) usually make up no more than a single full page (Just look at all of the big news outlet sites). The only thing is that Politico’s and Politico organizations took a long time to jump on the bandwagon. But here is the thing, they didn’t just jump on the band wagon, they saw it as a tool in a Political war to exploit. Realizing that you can use the Web to lie, and millions will believe it, that you can send out half of a lopsided story and people would believe it, the web, TV, magazines (Remember Time and Newsweeks big announcement they were going to a format similar to USA Today and all the uproar that caused, but they did it anyway), everyone fell in line with what Al Neuharth and the advent of Tim Berners Lee’s tech invention had launched. Those coming of age in the late 90’s were completely dumbed down by blurbed news, they were also the kids who went to College, learned the same BS that the hippies of the 60’s and 70’s learned, but now had a way to exploit that information rapidly and to a vast audience, and they used it. The end result is that those kids, who went to College, taught by Socialist Liberal professors, and who walked out with degree’s in Computers Sciences, and began learning a lot of information about the usefulness of the Web as a propaganda tool, are the same people (Adults) who helped exploit the Web as a propaganda tool to get Obama elected. And I can fault them for that, as well as their fathers and mothers who were either Liberal themselves or turned over raising their kids to video games (I owned one of the first and also one of the first good one’s, Coleco Arcade), Television (Cable was rapidly becoming popular, especially in the south in the late 70’s and early 80’s), and former hippie Liberal Professors who were actually the Communist 5th column. The kids were completely dumbed down, sucked in by blurbs that had absolutely no basis in reality, and it just became worse until the Left saw that opportunity to use the number one media source in the world as a propaganda tool. Now that they have what they want, in order not to lose it, they have been attempting to regulate it. They are already regulating the thought processes of the children of the adults who helped build the Liberal propaganda machine, now they just have to convince them that “Free speech is not for them and the Federal Goverment is their saviour”. As Harry Reid stated last year, “The problem is Americans dont believe in Government”. Well when the kids who support this propaganda machine agree they should be worshiping Harry Reid and his ilk, then everything is lost and it will come down to one single thing to get it back. I have to disagree with LTC West on only one thing, he has it backwards. The Internet, then the Web (They are inclusive but not the same thing) evolved faster than even Moore’s Law suggested, it became a tool and it became a tool of Political warfare exploited by the left. ON THAT issue, I cannot fault them. It is the equivelant of the Tank being added to the game during WWI, and it is the equivelant of the Atom Bomb being added to the game during WWII, and right now the left controls most og what equates to the Thermonuclear Warhead stockpile, only they arent sitting on it, they are using it. Its time for you Conservative to stop acting like a bunch of pu ssy’s, McCain against Obama, well he’s a “nice guy”, the only nice guy in the race and he lost. Romney was a “nice guy”, the only nice guy in the race and HE LOST. If anyone should know how the Web equals a Force Multiplier it should be LTC West. Stop being nice guys (and gals), this is not detente, this is a battle for the heart and soul of this country, use the Web, start taking the fight to the enemy. The only thing you get in a political war (Or a real one) by being a “nice guy” is to become a loser. How many times does the Left have to hand your as ses to you before you realize you have to use every tool at your disposal to fight back.

    • basically written sound bites. … Short articles … cover big stories. … how the Web equals a Force Multiplier … Stop being nice guys… use every tool at your disposal … Got it!

  16. There are a lot of people that care, and are angry. However, they are too “scattered” to be effective. They post messages on one of dozens if not hundreds of forums, and feel like they have “participated”. Tweeting may spread information, but if that information is not acted upon, it is useless.
    Each small group needs to communicate and join with other small groups. There needs to be focus. Pressure needs to be applied to the media which is deliberately misleading the public. Concentrate on the advertisers – use the power of the purse. United we stand, divided we fall.

  17. Here is one for you LTC West:

    WELCOME to 2014:

    • Our Phones – Wireless

    • Cooking – Fireless

    • Cars – Keyless

    • Food – Fatless

    • Tires –Tubeless

    • Dress – Sleeveless

    • Youth – Jobless

    • Leaders – Shameless

    • Relationships – Meaningless

    • Attitudes – Careless

    • Babies – Fatherless

    • Feelings – Heartless

    • Education – Valueless

    • Children – Mannerless

    • Country – Godless

    We are SPEECHLESS,

    Congress is CLUELESS,

    And our President is WORTHLESS !

    I’m scared – shitless *



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