Albuquerque – In the desert life is sacred. The resources, energy it takes to sustain vitality in this arrid yet vibrant landscape is a miracle. When the seasonal torrent of cleansing monsoon rains arrive in our valleys and ridgetops we often marvel at the thunder and lightning, wet creosote; a primal knowing that life is sustained. Add the smell of roasted green chile, sounds of football games, and sight of hot air balloons on dawn patrol in the cooler mornings it’s not hard to understand why this is easily one of the best seasons in New Mexico.
Even these joys of nostalgia and natural wonderment can’t distract us enough from the pungent lurk of the impending election’s potential consequence of the choices (or lack of) we make on November 8th.
It’s common knowledge that general voter approval of politicians and institutions are at historic lows. With lackluster economic growth, sagging wages and higher cost of living for average Americans one can understand why confidence in our government and leaders is non existent. This political and economic reality has given rise to a national mood of inquiry for alternatives that challenge the status quo of stagnation. Que Pat Buchanan, Ralph Nader, Ron Paul, Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Gary Johnson. The historic dynamics and stakes of the 2016 election are haunting, exciting… like a game of Russian roulette Putin, Wahabists, and China are delighting in watching us all play.
If voter confidence is so low, why do we continue enabling the same egos and systems that produce the tired outcomes of economic enslavement and political paralysis?
How did we get here? If voter confidence is so low, why do we continue enabling the same egos and systems that produce the tired outcomes of economic enslavement and political paralysis? Can we all agree that we as individuals, families, and communities have a basic right to live in a free, voluntary society where life truly is treated as sacred? These are some of the questions and conversations we are striving to facilitate here at the New Mexico Politico.
Covering culture and influence in our Land of Enchantment is not an easy task and it should never be done alone. We are excited and thankful to have Dax Contreras of Santa Fe and David Clements of Ruidoso/Las Cruces join the New Mexico Politico team. You will hear more from them in the coming days as well as other fresh voices featured throughout our state and exclusive observations from “NewMexpats” in Washington D.C. A steady stream of fresh content, featured figures, data and ideas will be presented through various digital media formats making it accessible and entertaining. We hope to empower New Mexicans with independent information to withstand the perpetual onslaught of misinformation and manipulation of corporatist interests in government, media and our institutions.
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