And all it took was a few people being shot and injured and killed and to read the Media behind it all.
I vowed to no longer watch FOX or MSNBC, though there are certain contributors that I feel are journalistically relevant. And I broke that vow and that's on me and I'm probably just as irritated right now as David Hasslehoff's Liver because of it.
The news of the day is what happened Saturday. A bald-headed guy with a mouse now under his left eye went ballistic and shot some people, killed some people, injured some people. As our pious representatives in the Media would parlay that info, that turned into a political war. Some on the left blamed Palin, Beck, Rush, and other quivering intellectuals for stirring such a pot that was eventually going to overflow. The right shot back with examples of hypocrisy from the left in other matters where blame could have been placed, but never was .... because everyone knows that if you didn't like the administration before this one ... Cheney dying of a heart-related problem isn't a bad thing.
I'll be as point blank as I can be. The Far-Left & Far-Right folks SUCK! Capital letters, intended. While I would intend them no physical harm, they've done nothing but be the loud and vicious voices representing nothing more than better ratings, similar to being the Jerry Springer of Prime-Time News. But they ain't news. No logical intellectual can convince me that FOX & MSNBC are purely journalistic entities. They are entertainment. Personally, I choose my entertainment to be contrived, in the form(s) of Professional Wrestling, Soap Operas, or being an extra in a Woody Allen Film.
And I've been part of the problem, as I watch it ... listen to it ... react to it ... feed into it. Yup, I'm no better than their agenda. Instead of ignoring it, I've fed into it ... like I'm doing now. I try to fight it because I believe it to be ridiculous. I try and fight it because I take a Jeet Kun Do philosophy when it comes to Politics, take what works and use it. Take what doesn't, get rid of it. I don't care where the right or wrong ideas come from; I just want to implement the right ones. One Party Thinking is a recipe for ... not disaster (we've been around awhile with numerous parties entering the fold), but for simplistic thinking. Sure, you may get ratings and such, yet we should all ask ourselves one prominent little question, "What the hell were we thinking when we turned a tragedy into God Damn Debate on what is right or wrong with this Country Politically, one of the better ones that have survived civilization?"
And so we'll "Lean Forward" and "Take Our Country Back" and make it about "WE THE PEOPLE" rather than actually be empathetic and understand this kind of stuff is truly an anomaly. By the way, I do tend to scoff at folks utilizing the "WE THE PEOPLE" mantra, as if those who don't concur with them aren't amongst those very people. The chap that shot these people deserves the type of treatment one would get if asking a construction worker for a ball massage.
Take a look at your left-wing cousin or your right-wing uncle, do you want them to be treated as just a pawn in a political game if they were shot point-blank on an otherwise boring Saturday waiting for the Playoffs? While I think they suck, they sure do deserve a bit more respect than that.
Many of us claim to pray and know God. I'll believe that when/if we actually ever get this thing called life. For now, we have more pimples on our pedestrian asses from a spiritual sense than Sephoria can shake a Devil's Skincare Ad at.
I'm a smart man; I'd like to think. I'm a sane man; I'd like to believe. And I also moisturize. But that's another commercial ...