Watch you do what? Complaining is an art form in America, but no one expects anything to change. What you got Rubin? Well, for one thing, I have one book out in the public geared to educate on the structure of our government with its foundations cemented by events in our history, but I also am working on the next book geared towards attacking everything I perceive to be wrong with those in our government, including the special interest groups wielding money to influence elections, policy making and laws. We also have our once glorious political parties, now corrupted by the influence of power and financial greed, who easily forget who sends them to Washington and who are owed their primary allegiance. We now have an expanded Media, owned by conglomerates less interested in reporting and investigating news than shaping and manipulating it for public consumption and commercial market share.
Over the holidays, I had the fortune of meeting several folks just as concerned as I am about the state of our Union. After hearing them complain that everything is Obama's fault, I floored them by explaining to them with examples that they all are to be faulted, but We the People share the blame for returning them over and over to Washington expecting a different result. By the time I was done speaking with one group, I was asked a question I never had contemplated before. "Would you be willing or interested in starting a new movement to clean up Washington?"
Wow? Huh? You talking to me? I had no answer for them, since I have never thought of myself as anyone other than the "messenger." I was dumbstruck! Some folks actually asked me "if I was willing to take the lead to impart the change I have been so actively calling for?" Realizing the time and place for such a discussion was not right, I deferred, stating only that my wish is to do whatever it takes to educate the American Electorate that we don't need to accept the dysfunctional status quo in Washington.
Their reaction? They adamantly stated they will be attending my presentation Jan. 22 to the Venice Literacy Council, sponsored by The Gulf Coast Foundation. So now the pressure is on...folks are planning on attending to listen to what I have to say about changing our national political agendas. Really? As if that would not boggle my mind enough, I checked in with the Literacy Council to see how many people they expect for my "talk." The quick answer? Over 300 tickets have been sold already!
So, if you are in the Venice, Florida area Tuesday Night, January 22 at 7PM, swing by the Venice High School Auditorium and see if I "bring the house down!" Tickets are $10 for adults, $5.00 for students. That way when you ask yourself what can YOU do to change the political climate in Washington, you can honestly say you watched Rubin give it a shot. What was it that I called an ball player that started a game winning rally? That's right...maybe I can be the "Fire Starter" we need to get the word out. Are you mad enough to take action?