2mega, maybe no one will see this down here and flames us (as if that bothers me
) but you are dead right. It actually bothers me a little when numbskulls write some of your comments off without really thinking things through. Until this nation can honestly discuss a couple of taboo topics and apply reason to them, we're screwed.
It's pretty cool to be older and be able to devote time to actually seeing what's going on in the world. That's probably the only good thing about it (
) but too many Americans are overworked, stressed, disinterested, or flat out too dumb to dig and do much homework. I can't get angry with them because they're absolutely bombarded by corporate media that does not have their best interests at heart and, in fact, wants to keep us dumbed down. Worse yet, by time it dawns on us that we're screwed, it's too late. Oh well.
I think about the stuff you mention all the time and I know I'm not telling you anything you probably don't already know. I'm flabbergasted about the influence of one group of people (some very good, some bad) on world events. A couple of examples jumped out at me lately -- as if I needed more.
- I'm watching the CNN Situation Room hosted by one of my least favorite draft dodgers and he's talking to Chertoff who mentions another "kindred spirit," for lack of a better term, Elliot Spitzer. I'm thinking about the influence of this one tiny group on world events and I'm still astonished. I could wait until the next ice age to watch a (pick another ethnic group, exclude wealthy, old WASP white guys) interviewing a (member same group) and discussing (yep, same) the same thing yet this is supposed to be America.
- Mukasey. What are the odds that the fate of a (pick a minority group) nominee for Attorney General would be decided by two other members of that same group or that 21 percent of the Senate Judiciary would be members of the same minority group???
- Syria. A couple of *months* ago I read of the attack on Syria in the English language version of the foreign media. Yep, if any country on the planet launched an air strike on another, it would be pretty big news; probably front page stuff. Well weeks passed and I checked the news like mad. At best, I'd find tiny articles buried deep in the bowels of our "liberal media." Our government and media was silent, while even absolute trivia was hitting the front page on a fairly regular basis. Gee, I wonder why? Finally, here's one take on the incident -
Ya know, there is nothing like informing the American public in a timely manner. The same little country's attack and absolute demolition of Lebanon was "justified" and spun to death by our media but I guess the scale of the death/destruction (dwarfing our 911) was just to large to ignore. No one cried, ranted, lit candles and held vigils -- no one gave a ****. Those weren't "god's children."
Anyhow, I got my daily rant out of the way and hope I cranked you up for the day.