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Saturday, June 25, 2005

What a World We Live In...

How do things become top priorities and the most important things in our lives? The Michael Jackson incident, for instance, a guy accused of sharing his bed with young boys and doing who knows what else. This stayed on the front pages of every newspaper in the world for so long it was sickening; and no one was physically harmed! Or the Kobe Bryant incident; Kobe getting away with a vicious rape. OJ Simpsom murdering his ex-wife and her friend and getting away with it.
And, of course, for those of you who feel everything must be balanced out, the Robert Blake incident and the Menendes Brothers, the former getting away with (some feel) murder, the latter convicted of the heinous crime of killing their parents.

These are important things in our lives, of course. But how high should they be in our list of priorities?

Princess (?) Diannes' death and the passing of Sister Theresa, a wonderful Catholic Nun who dedicated her life for the poor and needy. The death of Dianne, once a Princess, evoked sorrow almost without limit and filled the front page for months. While the real hero, Sister Theresas' death was barely front page material for a day.

Yeah, yeah! Where is this going?- All right...here it is in a nut shell.

While perusing blog comments yesterday, I read a dozen comments by Americans and others who were offended because some of us think burning our national symbol, the American Flag, should be a crime.

And where now is the rage over the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers? Now some fine people are complaining because of alleged bad treatment of the terrorist captives in Quantanamo Bay.

Why are not people who know what is really going on insisting on checking out every Muslim organization in this country.

All Muslims are, by command of their Koran, enemies of all Christians, Jews and all other non-Muslims. Don't believe me; read for yourself.

And now the Saudis are extorting money from us by allowing the OPEC nations to triple the price of oil in the last six months.

And our president is to cowardly to do what he can do to stop it.

Oh, Yeah, you say, and what can I do about that?
Nothing. Just sit on your ass and worry about Michael fondling himself and about Kobe, Blake and OJ!

I believe our greatest priority should be for the safety and security of this Nation. And the protection of our troops who are risking their lives for us. The ridiculously high price of oil presents a direct threat to our troops. And it could very well cause another financial crash like what happened in 1929.

We need to write and call our reps and senators and the president and insist they do something about all this. It might not do any good but itcertainly won't if we don't do anything! Later...


Blogger Kermit said...

Why do I suspect that I've stumbled upon another of my twins out there in the blogosphere? Hang in there. The real smoke and mirrors stuff is yet to come.

What will the media mavens dream up to divert our attention from: 1) we're doing a pretty darned good job in Iraq... 2) picking a new Supreme Court Justice... and 3) we'll probably have to pick a new Chief Justice.

It is interesting now. It will be more interesting later. We are living the ancient Chinese curse of, "May you live in interesting times."

Kernit the Green

6:47 AM  
Blogger sandy said...

Could the reason MJ, OJ, RB and PD, get all the headlines is because the average person is so shallow and Celebrity concious and yes, comfortable with thier ignorance?

8:09 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

This is coinciding with a discussion I recently had with someone about The Today Show. I used to enjoy watching it every morning until now. It seems to me something has changed-- like they've been directed to report nothing but celebrity news, interview no one but celebrities and get their opinions on the shape of the world, and give very little time and attention to anything real. I'm pretty sick of the celebrity game myself.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Kassi said...

very provocative writing. Topics that I have been hestitant to touch upon in my blog. But I do agree with you.

10:50 AM  

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