CPAC & the Optics of Missed Opportunity

Being oblivious is a political condition that one can excuse; random actions are robust and their frequency difficult to track. On the other hand, deliberate and calculated ignorance is something quite different. Teasing the CPAC audience with the pretense of an emerging political counter-culture may trigger a buzz in social-media but where it counts, in the platform of action the Nation requires, there was no content.

It seems quite fashionable to toy with adolescent notions that both bait and occupy the mind of the politically eager activist looking to appear relevant. The facts remain that this Nation is in serious trouble due to structural flaws of our own making but not of our design. Although solutions saturate the fabric of missed opportunity the only agenda to be taken from CPAC was the spoken composition of an image, the structure and form of which has proven itself to be as universally abhorrent as it is defective.

Being apologetic, predatory and ambiguous are signs of patent weakness whereas affirmative, compelling and deliberate are favorable traits of leadership; so long as politicians avoid speaking the truth so as to evade accountability then solutions, along with the leadership required to affect them, will never rise above the refuse of mediocrity.

The following are a select group of responses to questions/comments received after the original article was published. We believe you will find them of interest.

#1: I am deeply troubled by the fact that even with the platform CPAC provided the key speakers resorted to meaningless platitudes and that few in attendance walked out!

Curtis C. Greco, Founder

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